Cranberry Agricultural Youth Education Field Trips and Tours

Beson’s Pond offers agricultural education field trips for school age children including schools, homeschools, camps, and scouts. Our immersive experience brings groups bog side as children learn about cranberry varieties, growing seasons, and what it’s like to be a cranberry farmer!

Field trips include a walking portion around the bogs (accessible options are available), history discussion about this native Massachusetts fruit, equipment showcase, and hands on activities such as making your own bog in a cup to take home.

Each season showcases the growing fruit. During the spring, buds are developing, and the cranberry farm is working hard on farm maintenance and protecting from spring frost. Summer brings maturing buds and vines as well as the beautiful cranberry flower blossoms. Fall is when cranberries are ready for harvest. All our education tours are non-harvest tours but, in the fall, we will showcase ripe berries on the bogs and showcase aspects of both dry and wet harvesting.

Group Size & Rate

Education field trips are $15.00 per child with a minimum of 15 paid attendees. We do offer some comp tickets for leaders, please inquire. We can take groups 15-130. Field trips are approximately 60-90 minutes. For more information or to book your agriculture education.

Other details

  • Field trips are rain or shine.
  • We have a restroom trailer including running water and an ADA bathroom.
  • We have ample parking for cars, vans, and buses. Lunch area is available.
  • We have a water bubbler but recommend people bring refillable water bottles.
  • Please dress accordingly for the day’s weather. We do have indoor areas but most of the tour will be outside. We suggest sneakers, boots, or waterproof shoes.

Harvest time for cranberries is in the fall.

We have additional harvest events and offerings for all ages including in the bog experiences, festivals, dinners, live music, and family friendly events. check out our events page for dates and tickets! Contact Kim Miot at bensonspondbogtours@gmail.com information