15th Annual Cranberry Harvest
The Killingworth Land Conservation Trust welcomes members and the general public to its annual cranberry harvest on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon at Cranberry Hollow on Paper Mill Road.
This will be the third year the harvest will take place at this former gravel pit. For more than ten years the harvest was held at the Cranberry Bog on Pond Meadow Road. The Trust continues to manage the Pond Meadow bog to protect the many unique and endangered plants which thrive there. But in 2001 surplus berries from the Pond Meadow Road bog were cast around the gravel pit, where a few cranberries had been found. The gravel pit was dug down to the natural aquifer (by mistake), which makes it an ideal site for growing cranberries - and they are thriving. There is a bumper crop of berries this year which should be ripe in time for the October 10th harvest.
Land Trust Directors will be on hand to help with parking on Paper Mill Road. This is a narrow dirt road and parking will be limited to the south side of the road. A short walk down a wooded path will lead to this well-hidden preserve.
To reach the entrance from the intersection of Green Hill and River roads, drive 0.2 miles north on River Road, turn left on Paper Mill Road and drive an additional 0.2 miles to the entrance.
A Sunday, October 11 rain date will be considered if necessary – check KillingworthToday.com to find out.