Maple Syrup Festivals 2017




Tis the season to go maple sugaring! For families with a sweet tooth looking for something fun to do this winter, check out these places around Toronto and the GTA with maple-sugaring events. See how the real thing is collected and made and taste-test different varieties. You might even come home with a bottle of the homemade goodness to drizzle on your pancakes and waffles. Mmmmm!

Enjoy one of these sweet maple sugaring day trips...

Sugar Bush Trek at White Meadows Farms
March 4 to April 2, 2017
Relive the legend of Maple Syrup’s discovery. Test your hand at pioneer wood-cutting. Savour the sweet difference of 100% Pure Maple Syrup, warmed up, oozed over snow, and rolled on a stick -- called Taffy-on-Snow, what generation after generation calls the most beloved, must-have, sugar season tradition. Hop on our Sugar Shuttle tractor-pulled wagon and let our family take your family into the heart of our working sugarbush. In the forest, follow in our sugar-maker’s footsteps as your guide leads you through the reimagined Native and Pioneer Camps of Maple Syrup’s rich history, solves your maple mysteries, and sets you on your own exploration - Taffy in hand - to experience the best adventures of the sugar bush.
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Sugar Bush Tours and Pancakes at Richardson's Farm & Market
February 20 to April 1, 2017
Come on out to the farm with family and friends to watch the sap be boiled and enjoy some piping hot pancakes, sausage, and pure maple syrup! Take a wagon ride to the sugar bush for a guided tour of how we collect sap, using both buckets and modern pipeline. Be sure to browse around the market before you leave and take some maple syrup or tempting treats home with you!
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Mapletown at Mountsberg
February 25 to April 2, 2017
March is the month for all things maple! Mountsberg’s sugar bush has been producing maple magic for more than 150 years and educating the public for more than 30 years. Approximately 600 trees are tapped during Spring and the watery sap is be magically transformed into sweet maple syrup in the Sugar Shanty. See how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles. Learn the secrets of maple candy making and taste free candy samples. Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods.
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Sweet Water Demonstrations at Crawford Lake
February 25 to April 2, 2017
Visit the reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Ontario’s First Peoples as you take in an interactive (and edible!) Sweet Water demonstration. Nostalgia is served warm and gooey in the afternoon as staff demonstrate how to make taffy on snow. Try a tasting flight of different grades and types of syrup before heading to the giftshop to pick up a tasty souvenir.
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Maple Syrup Festival at Bruce Mill
March 4 to April 2, 2017
Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities.... and of course pancakes and real maple syrup! Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break!
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Maple Syrup Festival at Kortright
March 4 to April 2, 2017
Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities.... and of course pancakes and real maple syrup! Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break!
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Bronte Creek's Annual Maple Syrup Festival
March 4 to 26, 2017
Enjoy a guided tour of  Maple Lane, where interpreters costumed for the 1890's demonstrate different historical ways of collecting and making maple syrup. The tour ends in the middle of Spruce Lane Farm where you can learn how to make fresh maple sugar or enjoy a stick of delicious maple taffy before visiting the various farm animals in the yard. And what's a Maple Syrup Festival without a pancake meal? Hop on a wagon that will take you to the Pancake House where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes and sausages with pure maple syrup.
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Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake House at Brooks Farms
March 4 to April 16, 2017
Visit Brooks Farms this March and April for our Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake House! Join us for train and wagon rides, barnyard playland, camp fire in sugar bush, and much more including an indoor pancake house serving pancakes with real maple syrup, maple muffins and butter tarts, sausage, and hot drinks. Open daily during March Break.
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Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival
March 11 to April 2, 2017
With the approach of Spring, people will be sure of several things: birds will be singing and pancakes will be flipping at the 41st Annual Maple Syrup Festival at Purple Woods Conservation Area in Oshawa. See how maple syrup was made over 400 years ago through to the modern methods of today, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and enjoy some hot pancakes.
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Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival at Terra Cotta Conservation Area
March 4 to April 2, 2017
Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, pony rides, activities.... and of course pancakes and real maple syrup! Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break!
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Maple Syrup Festival at Westfield Heritage Village
March 5 to 26, 2017
Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and tasty traditions. Explore historical and modern methods of making of maple syrup from the tree to the table. Families can purchase and enjoy a delicious, reasonably-priced pancake breakfast. 
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Maple Syrup Festival at Horton Tree Farms
March 11 to April 16, 2017
Time to visit our Maple Sugar Bush and sample the sweetness of Spring. Enjoy the simple pleasure of being in the fragrant maple woods on a crisp March or fresh April day. Smell the sweet aroma billowing from the sugar shack as the maple sap is boiled down to syrup. Savour the taste of hot pancakes fresh off the griddle smothered with homemade maple syrup in the old log cabin. Experience maple syrup being made in the pioneer and modern ways is a Canadian tradition to be enjoyed year after year.
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Museums of Mississauga Maple Magic
March 11 to 19, 2017
Mississauga's favourite maple tradition returns to Bradley Museum for march break! Learn how to tap a tree then follow the sap lines to the kitchen where maple treats await. Enjoy an afternoon of truly Canadiana themed fun.
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