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Carver is a town in Massachusetts. Carver once produced more cranberries than any other town in the world and still has extensive cranberry farming. It is one of the fastest growing towns in Massachusetts.

Get in

Cranberry bog being "wet harvested"
Cranberry bog being "dry harvested"

Carver can be reached via Interstate 495 or Route 3 to Route 44 west from Plymouth.

Get around

A car is necessary. Day trips to Cape Cod, Plymouth and Boston would be entertaining.

See

  • Savery Avenue (off Route 58). This half-mile road wsa built in 1861 and was the first divided highway in America.

Do

  • Edaville USA, toll-free: +1-877-EDAVILLE (33284553). Pine St. (off Route 58), South Carver. An old fashioned steam train theme featuring Thomas the Tank Engine Days, kid's rides and food stalls. In addition the Cranberry Harvest festival is held here in early October and the Christmas Light Festival from mid-November through December.
  • King Richards Faire. Main St. (Route 58), South Carver. Takes place each year on weekends from Labor Day to Columbus Day.

From the website: "King Richard's Faire is a vivid recreation of a 16th century English marketplace at festival time. Actors, dancers, puppeteers, jugglers, minstrels, mimes, magicians and musicians perform each weekend for the favor of his Royal Highness King Richard. Royalty and beggars, highwaymen and guards, knights and wenches, swordsmen and soothsayers roam throughout the 80 acre wooded village while artisans hawk and display a wide array of unique hand-made wares.

The Royal Chefs prepare delectable edibles authentic to Renaissance times. Exotic animals, jousting knights on horseback, challenging games and Renaissance merriment round out a day at the Faire."

Buy

  • Flax Pond Cranberry Company, 1 Robbins Path, +1 508 866-2162, . Sept 21-Oct 31 M-Th 11AM-4PM, F-Su 10AM-4PM. Farm store selling cranberries and a variety of cranberry products.

Eat

Casual Dining

Splurge

Drink

Sleep

Carver has no other hotels or motels. For more lodging try Plymouth.

Camping

Go next

Routes through Carver
ProvidenceMiddleborough  W US 44.svg E  KingstonPlymouth
WeymouthPlympton  N MA Route 58.svg S  Rochester/WarehamEnds at MA Route 28.svg


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