Spring showed up unexpectedly in Ontario’s cottage country – which is great news for folks hoping to visit a real sugar shack in the province’s great outdoors. This March and April, pack the family and head to the wilderness north of Toronto to discover how “Canada’s liquid gold” is converted from tree sap into syrup, and taste for yourself how delicious it can be at a rural pancake breakfast or festival. There’s plenty happening this sweet season in the Explorers’ Edge region of Ontario!
Sugarbushes: Take a Tour
In The Almaguin Highlands (north of Muskoka)
Bondi Village Resort – Dwight
Brooklands Farm – Bracebridge
Deerhurst Resort Sugar Shack at Steamers Restaurant – Huntsville
Maple Bluff – Huntsville
Mark’s Muskoka Maple – Huntsville
Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm – Huntsville
Sweet Muskoka – Huntsville
Sweetwater Maple – Bracebridge
Maple Festivals & Events
Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Maple Weekend: April 1-2, 2017
In The Almaguin Highlands
Powassan Lions Club Pancake Breakfasts: March 12, 19, 26, April 2 & 9
Pancake Breakfast at Powassan United Church: March 18, 25, April 1 & 8
Strong Agricultural Society Pancake Breakfast: April 15, 2017
Muskoka Maple Trail – March 13 to April 29
Check the many sugar bushes and culinary hotspots across Muskoka participating in the first ever Maple Trail and Maple Festival!
Muskoka Maple Festival: April 29, 2017
Windermere & District Lions Club Annual Pancake Social: April 22-23, 2017
In Parry Sound District
Chef Richard’s Sugar Shack Buffet at Crossroads Restaurant – Rosseau: March 19 & 26, 2017
Looking for some ideas on how to cook with maple? Local chefs have some recipe recommendations for you!
To plan your spring maple getaway to the Explorers’ Edge region of Ontario, click here. For more things to see and do, click here.