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With one of the wildest winters in recent memory coming to an end soon, it’s time for the glorious maple trees of Ontario’s cottage country to bring forth their long-awaited nectar.
Is there anything more quintessentially Canadian in nature than the warmer days of March sending hundreds of farmers and foodies out into the bush to taps some trees to turn on the sap? It’s as much a tradition in these parts as swimming in the sparkling blue lakes in summer, and families and friends throughout the Almaguin Highlands, Loring-Restoule, Muskoka and Parry Sound are willing to do the work of collecting the sap, to experience the resulting syrup on plain pancakes – or in truly creative culinary dishes.
You too can join the quest for late spring’s most famous product – either by visiting a sugar bush (click here for “Farm Gate Sales” in the region) or by eating at one of many dining hot spots.
Either way, Nature’s favourite sweetener is sure to delight.
Maple Syrup Celebrations in Ontario’s Cottage Country
Cross Roads Restaurant in Rosseau – “Sugar Shack Buffet“
March 19 & 26, 2017
Brooklands Farm, Muskoka in Milford Bay, Muskoka
Annual Sugar Bush Trails, Production Demos and Samples
Ongoing once the sap stars running!
To plan your stay in the great Canadian wilderness, click here. For dining in the great Canadian wilderness, click here. For a list of additional events happening throughout the region, click here.
Photo of sugar shack in Windermere, Ontario courtesy of Red Lion Workshop.