#6C Cranberry Trail ~ Pitt Meadows

Riding past fields of red cranberries in the bog
near Ford Road in Pitt Meadows.

The two best places to see the cranberry bogs are near the Pitt River Bridge in Pitt Meadows.  Park on the quiet roadway of Old Dewdney Trunk Road and cycle on the dyke path. 

Cranberry Trail 11km one way, 22km return -red line
Hopcott Farm 3km - orange line
Cranberry Bog 2km - blue line

View Maple Ridge Cranberry Trail in a larger map

The north route circles the Hopcott family cranberry bog.  Start on the dyke just north of the bridge and you will pass by the cranberry bog.  Continue on to the marina then turn around and take the road access at 141St and ride south on the quiet country Reichenbach Road to visit the corn maze and family fun activities at the Meadows Maze farm.  
The other field I like to visit is located on the dyke between Ford Road and Kennedy/Woolridge Streets.  You can make this one long ride by parking/starting at the bottom of Harris Road and cycling along dyke past the south field and the north field and can add in the loops on the quiet country roads to make it a varied route.

For family fun come to the Cranberry Festival at Meadows Maze on 11October 2014. There will be displays about cranberry farming and cranberry tasting.  You can slip on gumboots and get right into the flooded berry field or take a wagon tour of the field. There's a corn maze with a different design every year, a store and lots of fun things to see and do. 

Cranberry Day Entertainment, cranberry tasting, and a wagon tour of the Cranberry bog. It’s going to be crantastic! Meadows Maze - 13672 Reichenbach Road. Activities 11:00am-3:00pm (maze open until 10:00pm) www.meadowsmaze.com 

The cranberry harvest happens on a different day each year -- usually mid to late October. 
Cranberries are corralled by a boom.

Harvesters getting ready to pull the berries from the flooded field.

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Happy Riding! 
and Cranberry Hunting
~ Colleen

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