Maple Sugaring Season is Here!
Maple sugaring season is here! Tap trees, collect sap, and see syrup made over a wood-fired evaporator. Stick around for a maple syrup sample! Stop by these Greater Toronto Area locations for tree tapping and syrup tasting this February, March, and April.
Sugar Bush Adventure at White Meadows Farms
February 14 to March 29, 2015
Starting in mid February right through to the beginning of April our sheltered Sugar Shuttle takes you out to our Sugar Bush Adventure where you begin your self-guided picturesque tour on our groomed trails. Discover activities, indigenous trees, and themed presentations. Our re-enactors, dressed in period costumes, demonstrate and share the rich history of Canada's first harvest of the year, maple syrup.
Sugar Bush Tours and Pancakes at Richardson's Farm & Market
February 16 to April 4, 2015
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!
Mapletown at Mountsberg
February 28 to April 5, 2015
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.
Sweet Water Demonstrations at Crawford Lake
February 28 to April 5, 2015
Visit Crawford Lake's 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. Sample a variety of syrup grades to determine your maple syrup personality. Round out the experience with maple themed crafts and discovery hunts for kids.
Maple Syrup Festival at Bruce Mill
February 28 to April 6, 2015
Enjoy the great outdoors at Bruce Mill, as you walk along a marked path detailing the making of maple syrup. The Maple Syrup Festival includes demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, and of course pancakes with maple syrup. There are special March Break activities planned so visit their website to get full details.
Maple Syrup Festival at Kortright
February 28 to April 6, 2015
Enjoy the great outdoors at Kortright, as you walk along a marked path detailing the making of maple syrup. The Maple Syrup Festival includes demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, and of course pancakes with maple syrup. There are special March Break activities planned so visit their website to get full details.
Bronte Creek's Annual Maple Syrup Festival
Weekends in March + March Break - 9:30 am until 3:00 pm
You're invited to Bronte Creek's Annual Maple Syrup Festival! Enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Lane, where 1890s costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees and make maple syrup and maple sugar. View artifacts in the maple museum or tour the 100-year-old Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Hop on a wagon that will take you to a heated pancake house where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes with pure maple syrup and sausages, served up throughout the festival hours. And many more activities.
Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake House at Brooks Farms
March 7 to April 5, 2015
Visit Brooks Farms this March and April for our Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake House! Join us for train and wagon rides, sap and syrup tastings, barnyard playland, camp fire in sugar bush, and much more including a pancake house serving pancakes with real maple syrup, maple muffins and butter tarts, sausage, and hot drinks. Open daily during March Break.
Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival
March 7 to 29, 2015 (Weekends + March Break)
With the approach of Spring, people will be sure of several things: birds will be singing and pancakes will be flipping at the 39th 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.
Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival at Terra Cotta Conservation Area
March 7 to 29, 2015 (Weekends) - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Come out and tap into Spring! This year’s festival includes a number of activities: tractor drawn wagon rides, kids activities, outdoor pioneer displays, sugar shack demonstrations, taffy tasting, pancake breakfast, and live entertainment!
Maple Syrup Festival at Westfield Heritage Village
March 8 to April 5, 2015 - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and tasty traditions. Explore the making of maple syrup from the tree to the table in three different time periods: the methods of Canada’s First Nations, 19th century pioneers, and modern times. Families can also purchase and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast.
Maple Syrup Festival at Horton Tree Farms
March 14 to April 14, 2015
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.
Museums of Mississauga Maple Magic
March 14 to 22, 2015
The sweet smell of maple syrup, mingled with that of wood smoke, along with the sounds of jingling sleigh bells and the crackling of a fire, will fill the air around Bradley Museum during March Break as it marks the return of the annual maple syrup season and Mississauga’s own maple syrup festival – Maple Magic!
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