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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Maple syrup in Ontario 2014 dates

Event Name & Special Activities

Maple Sugar Bush at Horton’s Tree Farm

Aurora – 5924 Slater Rd.  From Bloomington Rd head north on Warden Ave, turn left on Slater.  Approx. 5km east of Aurora.

(905) 888-1738

March 8 –
April 6,

Saturday & Sundays

9am – 4pm

Guided tours (lessons in maple syrup production, trees, nature appreciation and ecology, wagon rides, sap and syrup samples, log cabins, museum, hiking trails, pancakes, pure maple syrup and maple products and more.                                                                                Dogs on leash welcome.
Adults $6.50, Seniors/Students $5.50, Kids (5-12)  $4.50
Springwater Maple Syrup Festival

Aylmer – Springwater Conservation Area, 8079 Springwater Rd.  From Aylmer, head west on Hwy 3, turn left/south on Springwater Rd.

(519) 773-9037

Weekends in March and daily during March Break

10am – 3pm
Enjoy wagon rides through the Springwater Forest. Tour the old-fashioned sugar shanty for demonstrations on maple syrup production. Maple products are available for sale. Dine at our pancake house which is operated by local community organizations.
Admission to Springwater Cons. - $7 adults , 12 & under $4
Shaw’s Maple Syrup Farm

Barrie Area – Just north of Barrie.  Hwy 11 to Oro-Medonte Line 14 South

 (705) 325-4347

Pancake House open daily
Feb 10  
April 21,

8am - 4pm
Self-guided tours of the sugar bush and production plant. Horse drawn sleigh/wagon on Saturday and Sunday for a small fee (Adults $5, Kids $3), sap boiling, and pancake house!

Call ahead during March and April to see if the sap will be boiling during your visit.
Spring Tonic

Barrie - Tiffin Centre for Conservation -
8195 8th Line. From Barrie take Hwy 90 west towards Angus, turn left (south) on the 8th Line of Essa, follow for 4km, watch for Tiffin on the left.

(705) 424-1479


April 5 - 6,


Breakfast served until 2pm.
The highlights of the maple syrup season at the Tiffin Centre, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Barrie:
* pancake breakfast and maple syrup made on site
* see how maple syrup is made today, and long ago
* enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts, live entertainment & Zoo to You Show  & more! Adults $10, Children 2 - 12
$5, Infants free (breakfast includes  pancakes with maple syrup, sausage & refreshments)
Belmore Maple Syrup Festival

Belmore – Belmore Community Centre           From Highway 9 west of Walkerton,
turn south onto Bruce County Road 12,  travel approximately 17 km. to Belmore.

(519) 335-3748

April 10 Seniors Day
All are Welcome


April 12

Apr 10
9am - 3pm

Apr 12
8:30am -6:30pm
47th Annual                                                                  Delicious, pancakes and sausages with applesauce. Along with local musical entertainment, craft show & sale, local pork products for sale, homemade baking, maple products, and maple syrup making demonstrations.  Dance April 12 featuring the James Cameron Band.                                                                            Free admission.                                                                                                  Meal price - Adults - $10, Children (6-11) - $5.                              Children 5 & under - free
Buckhorn Maplefest at McLean Berry Farm

Buckhorn - 2191 16th Line of Smith, 5km south of Buckhorn and 25km north of Peterborough.

(705) 657-2134


9:30am – 4pm
21st  Annual
Sugar bush walking tours, horse drawn, pancakes with maple syrup, farm animals, taffy on snow, live music, try tapping a tree, puppet shows and so much more.
Admission: $6.00 per person (tax included)
Horse drawn hay rides - $1
Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Burlington - 1km north of QEW on Burloak Drive between Oakville & Burlington

(905) 827-6911

in March

Daily during
March Break

9:30am - 3pm
Maple Syrup Festival - traditional maple syrup festival set around an 1899 farmstead, guided tours with costumed interpreters, pancake house, candy shanty, maple syrup history trail, gift shop, wagon rides, farm animals, heritage house tours, demos and pancakes.

General Admission: $16 per vehicle, meals extra.
Crawford Lake Conservation Area Sweetwater Season

Campbellville - South of Campbellville at Steels Ave and Guelph Line

(905) 854-0234

March 1 – April 6
& daily during March Break

Park opens at 8:30am

10:00am - 4:00pm

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 Sweet Water demo. Nostalgia is served warm and gooey in the afternoon as staff demonstrates how to make taffy on snow. Sample a variety of syrup grades to determine your maple syrup personality before you pick up a litre (or two!) to take home from the gift shop. Round out the experience with maple themed crafts and discovery hunts for kids.
Adults - $7.50, Kids (5-14) - $5.25, Seniors (65+) - $6.50
Mountsberg Conservation Area
Maple Town

Campbellville - Between Guelph Line and Milton - take the Guelph Line exit from 401, south to Campbellville Turn west on Campbellville Rd for 4 km and then go north on Milburough Line for 1 km to park entrance.

(905) 854-2276

March 1 – April 6
& daily during March Break

Park opens at 8:30am

10:00am - 4:00pm
Explore the 150 year old Mountsberg Sugar Bush to see historical and modern methods of tapping, collecting and boiling sap to make syrup. Take in a maple candy making session (and sample!), or travel on a horse-drawn ride through the bush.  Stop at the Pancake Pavilion for a plate of flap jacks and sausage covered in pure maple syrup.
The Mountsberg Raptor Centre will be presenting live bird of prey shows at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. The Cameron Farm Yard will also be in full maple season glory with baby farm animals and the ever popular play barn. Maple Town brings to life a real Canadian tradition.

Adults - $7.50, Kids (5-14) - $5.25, Seniors (65+) - $6.50
Sand Road Sugar Camp

Cornwall - Moose Creek, 20 min north of Cornwall - Hwy 417 east to Hwy 138, travel south for 10km, turn right on Sand Road

(613) 538-2991

Feb 22 – 23

Starting March 1 daily until beginning of April

9:00am – 4:00pm

Pancake house and gift shop, wood fired evaporator,
horse-drawn sleigh rides on weekends; all you can eat buffet, maple syrup process, taffy on snow, self-guided demonstration, forest walking tour, children’s play area
Free Admission
Maple Farm Buffet; $15.95 Adults – 6 – 12 yrs $10.95
5 & under $6.95

March Break &Easter weekend:10 am to 2 pm
Open all four days of Easter weekend.
Easter Egg Hunt on Sat & Sun only

Cumberland Lion’s Maplefest

Cumberland - 2552 Old Montreal Road at the Maple Hall.  Approx. 30km northeast of Ottawa along Cty Rd 174.

April 5 – 6,

8am – 3pm
45th Annual
Come and taste the fresh, all you can eat 'hot-off-the grill' pancakes and sausages, smothered in local maple syrup. The Lions pancake cooks will be ready to fire up the griddles and flex their pancake flippers.  Maple syrup products are also available for sale by the Cumberland Scouts and the 3 area churches will host a bake sale on Sat at the United church across from Maple Hall.                              
 Adults - $7, Children (12  & under) - $4, 65+ - $6
Proulx Sugar Bush

Cumberland (30 min. Northeast of Ottawa) –
1865 Chemin O’Toole Rd, go east on Innes Rd

(613) 833-2417


March 1 –
April 21

Daily during March break
9am - 5pm

March Break
9am - 4pm

By reservation

9am – 3pm
Come spend a day in the country minutes from the city. You can smell the maple vapour from the sap being transformed into real maple syrup still on a wood fire. Enjoy a meal of homemade pancakes or the traditional sugar shack buffet. Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride or, take a walk on the trails. Kids can play at the many different parks or visit the petting farm.

Admission & Guided Tours -  $5 per person, Meals extra

Holstein Maplefest

Durham - Love’s Sugarbushlocated on
Grey Rd 109 between Durham and Mount Forest.

(519) 334-3490

April  12 - 13,

9am - 4pm

10am - 3pm
20th Annual
Bring the whole family for a day in our 40 acre sugarbush. Enjoy Pancake & Sausage breakfast all day long, a free craft sale with over 30 original vendors, plenty of demos in the sugar bush including the Fergus Highlands Pipe Band, Blacksmith, Taffy Pull, Ice Cream Making, Candle making, Catapults, our new Rope Bridge, Zoo To You, R & R Pet Paradise Dog Sport Team, Dickie Bird and plenty more.

Adults (14+) - $8, Kids – Free.  
Breakfast: Small: $4; Medium: $7; Large: $9
Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

Elmira - North of Kitchener-Waterloo on Hwy 85.

1- 877- 969- 0094

April 5,

7 am – 4 pm
50th Annual

Fri April 4 - Antiques & Collectibles Show & Sale at the Elmira Arena and the Toy Show & Sale at the Lion’s Hall                                                                                       Sat April 5 – Pancake breakfasts, sugar bush tours, Dog Shows, pancake flipping contest, Old MacDonald’s Farm, outdoor mall, quilt show, craft show, toy show, antique show and so much more.  Some fees apply – check website for more details
Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival

Various locations throughout the town.  Elmvale is 20km north of Barrie on Hwy 27.

(705) 322-6613

April 26,

8am – 5pm

Midway open
Fri Apr 19
Starting at 3pm, and all day Sat.
49th Annual                                                                                     All day pancake breakfast, sugar bush tours, vendors line the streets with offerings of maple syrup, food galore, book sales, log sawing contest and the firefighters pancake eating contest, pony rides, midway, craft and quilt shows, and so much more.  Some fees apply
Forest - Ipperwash Maple Syrup Festival

Forest - Silver Birches Campgrounds - 9537 Army Camp Road, just northwest of Hwy 21.


Pancake Brunch:
8:30am – 2pm

9am – 5pm
Silver Birches Campground – 9537 Army Camp Rd
A pancake and sausage brunch, served up by the Forest Kiwanis
Williamson Farms – 7739 Lakeshore Rd
Free Tours and Hayrides  9am-3pm
Tours of Sugar Shanty and Williamson Farms -  Free
Gibbons Family Farm Maple Sugar House & Museum

Frankville – 41 Leacock Rd, 30km north of Brockville off County Rd 29.


22 & 29
 5 & 12

8:30am – 4:00pm

8:00am – 12:00pm

Tours of sugar house and museum, walk to the maple bush to view buckets and pipeline, boiling sap in a traditional pot kettle, etc. - Free admission

Enjoy a pancake Breakfast provided by St. Thomas Anglican Church in the Church Hall, Frankville. This includes a bake sale.
Adults - $8, 12 & under - $3

**Maple Sugar House & Museum open 7 days a week year round
Sweet Taste of Spring

Halton Hills – Terra Cotta Conservation Area, 14452 Winston Churchill Blvd, north of Georgetown.


22 – 23,

9am – 3pm
Celebrate spring at Terra Cotta with tastes and signs of the season.  Enjoy a pancake breakfast with local maple syrup and learn about tapping through the ages.  Ask our experts about bird migration, gardening dos and don’ts, and participate in outdoor activities.  Enjoy wagon rides and live entertainment.

Adults - $8, Kids (4-12) & Seniors (60+) - $5
Kortright Centre & Bruce’s Mill

Kortright in Kleinburg - 3km west of Hwy 400, just south of Major Mackenzie Dr. at 9950 Pine Valley Drive
Bruce’s Mill in the Stouffville area – located at 3291 Stouffville Rd, 3km east of Hwy 404

416-667-6295 for general info on both locations.

Weekends & March Break

March 1 –
April 6

9:30am -
It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and ‘tap into nature.’ Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities and, of course, pancakes and maple syrup.  Live kid’s entertainment, wagon rides, crafts and family activities.

Adults - $10, Students, Seniors & kids - $6.50
(Kortright only - Parking $4)
McLachlan Bros. Maple Syrup Camp & Pancake House

Komoka - southwest of London, 2km south of Egremont Dr (Hwy 22) at 10279 Lamont Drive

(519) 666-1846

Feb 22 – 23
March 1
to April 6, 2014

9 am–3:30pm

*Grill is off at 3pm
Horse drawn wagon rides only on weekends and weekdays during March Break
Educational nature trail, pancake house, sugar camp, maple products

Adult Brunch - $12, Child Bruch (12 & under) - $6.50 or
3 pancakes & drink - $5.50
Temple’s Sugar Bush

Lanark – 1700 Fergusson’s Falls Road (Cty Rd 15)
Just a short drive west of Ottawa between Carleton Place & Perth, just minutes from Hwy 7.

(613) 253-7000

March 1 –
April 21,

9am – 2pm

9am – 4pm
We are a family owned restaurant and maple farm in the heart of Lanark County, the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario. A wide variety of breakfast and brunch selections are available during the maple season in March and April, with local entertainment, activities and walking trails. We offer a gift shop with maple syrup products year-round.

Wheelers Maple Heritage Centre

Lanark Highlands/McDonalds Corners
1001 Highlands Line. 1 hour from Ottawa

(613) 278-2090

Open Year Round

Sugar Season
Late Feb –
Mid April

9 am – 3 pm
Pancake Meals, self-guided tours, maple taffy-on-snow, nature trails, children’s playground, visit the oxen and the sheep. Learn how maple syrup is made. Horse/tractor drawn sleigh rides on weekends and during March Break.
Mar 8–16 Maple taffy-on-snow, pancake meals, snowshoeing, & self-guided tours of maple syrup production
Apr 18-21 – Easter Weekend activities include a free egg hunt through sugar bush all weekend
Tap into Maple

Lake Country & Springwater Township- The area north of Barrie which includes the towns of Orillia,
Oro-Medonte, Severn, Rama, Ramara & Springwater.

March 1 –
May 31,

Hours vary by location

See website for details
Come and experience all things maple on the sweetes route in Ontario’s Lake Country and Springwater.  Visit the 23 maple destinations, get your passport stamped (min of 3 stamps required to enter contest) to enter the draw for a chance to win great prizes.
Annual Maple Festival at Crinklaw’s Sugar Bush

London - Travel Wonderland Rd. S. over Hwy 402 (at exit #100) and watch for the signs to Crinklaw's Sugar Bush (Lambeth/London).

(519) 457-4550

Sugar Bush

Wed – Sun
Mar 1 –
April 12, 2014

Sat only
Apr 19-May 17, 2014

10am – 3pm

Experience the ambience of an authentic working sugar bush producing pure Canadian Maple Syrup. Help collect the sap, sample the first fresh drops of syrup, taste the magic of sugar on snow and welcome spring!

Maple Festival – March 8-9, 2014 from 10am – 3pm
Wagon rides, tours, samples, sugar on snow, fresh maple syrup.This is the only weekend we serve pancakes so don’t miss out! Pancakes served until 2pm.
Fort Rose Maple Company

London (Parkhill) - 2.5 miles west of Nairn to Cty Rd 17 to Fort Rose Rd to Coldstream and follow the signs

(519) 232-9041

Feb 22 –
Mar 30, 2014

March Break
Mar 10-14

Weekends & March Break

9:00am - 2:00pm

22nd Annual
Visit the sugar house, enjoy the all you can eat buffet brunch with pancakes, sausages and maple baked beans, wagon rides, maple products year round, sample fresh syrup and maple butter

Admission: Adults $11, Children 12 & under $6.00 
Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush

London - Hwy 401 exit onto Airport Rd, follow to Huron St., turn right, left on Robin’s Hill Rd. Left on Rebecca, follow signs

(519) 461-1073

Weekends in March 2014
(1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30)
Daily during March Break
10th – 14th

9:00am - 4:00pm

Last tour at 3:30pm
Enjoy the guided tours, hayrides, demos, displays & brochures. Buy fresh maple syrup and other maple products, and visit the sugar shack and Pancake Pavilion for delicious pancakes, sausages & pure maple syrup. Come see the improvements made for 2014!
Dress warmly, boots recommended.

Adults- $3, Children (12 & under) $2,   Max per car - $10
**All sales cash only
Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm

Metcalfe – Olde Maple Lane Farm, 2452 Old York Corner Rd.  Heading east out of Ottawa on
Hwy 417, take Exit 104-Cty Rd 27 south to the village of Metcalfe.

(613) 821-5221

March 1-
April 20, 2014

9 am – 3 pm

March Break
10 am – 2 pm

Come out for our famous All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Brunch!  Enjoy a sleigh ride, some taffy on the snow, and don’t forget to visit to our heritage sugar shack, our gift shop and the petting farm in the barn.

Free admission and parking.
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides - $4.25, Taffy on Snow $2.50
All You Can Eat Pancake Brunch - $6.50 - $16.50
Sweetwater Harvest Maple Syrup Festival

Midland - Wye Marsh, 16160 Hwy 12 in
Midland – across from The Martyr’s Shrine

(705) 526-7809


10am - 4pm
Celebrate a uniquely Canadian tradition in a distinctively Canadian landscape.
Activities include sugar shack tours & demo's, cooking demos, taffy tasting and bannock roasting, Local artisan & food vendors, Kids activities & face painting, birds of prey & reptile/amphibian shows, live music and all day breakfast.
Admission - $7, Family Rate - $25,  Breakfast - $5
Optimist Club Maple Festival

Orangeville – Island Lake Conservation Area, 673067 Hurontario St South.  Head west on
Hwy 9, turn right on Hwy 10, turn right on Buena Vista Dr., left on Hurontario

Tel: (519) 278-4262


10:00am –
21st Annual
Lots of fun for the whole family – maple bush tours, learn how syrup is made, taste testing, sugar shack tours, horse drawn wagon rides, craft making for the kids, bird of prey demos, local vendors, chainsaw carving and a whole lot more!

Admission: $10 (Ages 12 & up), Kids under 12 - Free
Breakfast: Large - $7, Small - $4
Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival

Oshawa – Purple Woods Conservation Area north of Oshawa at the southeast corner of Simcoe Street and Coates Road. Just east of Hwy 7/12.

(905) 579-0411 Ext. 126

March Break
22-23 &

10:00am – 2:30pm

 39th Annual
Compare maple syrup production methods from over 400 years ago through the modern methods of today.   Horse-drawn wagon rides will be operating by the Sugar Shack.  The Sugar Store opens daily to purchase maple syrup & maple products.  Pancakes served daily, proceeds going to not-for-profits.                                            **No pets please

Tickets - $4, 2 & under – Free
** Tickets ONLY available on-line, no tickets will be sold on-site
Old-Tyme Maple Syrup Festival

Paisley/Grey Bruce – Saugeen Bluffs Cons. Area, 3km north of Paisley off Bruce Rd 3

(519) 367-3040

29 - 30,

10am – 4pm
Come out and enjoy the largest outdoor Maple Syrup Festival in Grey and Bruce Counties! Enjoy pancakes and fresh maple syrup, history in action displays, dog agility shows, horse drawn wagon rides, kid’s activities, family games, sheep shearing, food vendors, sugar bush hikes & much more.

Adults - $8, Kids - $2, Under 5 – Free         **No pets please
Fulton’s Farm

Pakenham -  399 Sugar Bush Rd. From the 417 take Kinburn Side Rd/Cty Rd Exit to Pakenham, south on Cty Rd 29, right on Cedar Hill Side Rd & follow the signs.

(613) 256-2624

Feb 15 –
April 21,

9 am – 4 pm

Weekend Activities
10 am – 2 pm

Self-guided sugar bush tours, walking trails, horse-drawn wagon/sleigh rides, playground, maple shop, maple taffy on snow, face painting, etc.  Certain activities only available on weekends check website for details. 
Special events for March Break – March 7-16
Easter Weekend Celebration Apr 18-21 – Easter Egg Hunt on Sat & Sun only from 10am-2pm

Free admission and parking.                      **No pets please
Killbear Prov. Park’s Maple Syrup Festival

Parry Sound - Follow Hwy 400 north of Parry Sound for 12 km. Take exit #241 for Highway 559. Killbear is located at the end of Hwy 559.

(705) 342 5492

April 6,

10am – 3pm
7th Annual
All day pancake breakfast, wagon rides through Killbear, guided tours of the sugar bush and sugar shack, visitor Centre and Nature Shoppe open

Admission to the park is FREE

Breakfast – Adults $6, Children - $4
Festival of the Maples

Perth – located along Hwy 7, southwest of Ottawa.


April 26,

9 am – 4 pm
 38th Annual
The grand finale to the month-long maple celebration takes place in downtown Perth.  Maple products and taffy sales, displays of maple syrup production, entertainment, midway, pony rides, petting zoo & children’s activities. Live musical entertainment, over 100 Craft & Artisan Vendors, Food Vendors, Classic Antique Car Display, etc.
Powassan Maple Syrup Festival

Powassan – Approx. 30km south of North Bay on Hwy 11.

(705) 491-0379

April 26,

Pancake Breakfasts
Start at 7am

Events wrap up by 4pm

17th Annual 
Pancake breakfasts, local maple syrup producers offering a variety of maple products, and a full day of food, live music, crafts and fun family events.

Free admission
Ganaraska Maple Syrup Day

Port Hope Area - Ganaraska Forest Centre – Exit Hwy 401 at Port Hope and travel north on Cty Rd 28 to Cty Rd 9.  West on Cty Rd 9 for 16km, watch for signs.

(905) 797-2721

March 29,

10 am – 1 pm
Tour the sap collecting route, visit the sugar shack, and enjoy story-telling from historic characters who will enlighten you on this sweet tradition.  Then enjoy some pioneer games and face painting before settling in for a pancake feast!
Adult - $12, Child - $6
Maple in the County

Prince Edward County – South of Belleville on Hwy’s 62, 48 & 33.
 Includes Bloomfield, Picton and Wellington.


21 - 23

See website for schedule
It’s time to celebrate the first harvest of the spring in Prince Edward County – MAPLE SYRUP! Bring the whole family for a fun-filled weekend full of pancake breakfasts, maple syrup demonstrations, lumberjack shows, petting zoos, live music, and more. 

Westfield Heritage Village

Rockton1049 Kirkwall Road (formerly Regional Road 552), off Highway 8 in Rockton between Cambridge & Dundas.


Sunday in
(2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
Plus the
12 & 13 of
March Break

10am – 4pm
The village’s gorgeous rural setting is a fun place to learn all about how maple syrup is made.  Free horse and wagon rides, a trip to the sugar bush and a chance to taste one of Canada’s sweetest traditions make for a great day out. Westfield is a unique place for families, with something interesting to see and do around every corner.

Adults  $11, Seniors $10, Kids 6-12 - $6.50, Under 5 - Free
Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival

Sunderland - Approx. 25km north of Port Perry on Hwy 7/12.


Midway open
9:45am -

All day pancake breakfast,  Pancake eating contest, sugar bush tours, dances, midway, craft and book fair,  fine art show, craft show, horse and buggy rides, bath tub races, and much more.

Free admission
White Meadows Farms Sugar Bush & Pancake House

St. Catharines - QEW to 7th St, South to Regional Rd 81, turn left, right on 5th St - #2519

(905) 682-0642

Sugar Bush
Feb 15 –
Mar 30, 2014

Pancake House Weekends
Feb 1–Apr 13, 2014
Both daily during March Break

Sugar Bush
9:30am –

Pancakes served
A modern maple syrup operation, pancake meals, taffy on snow & maple products.  Sit a spell at our fires, listen to native stories, dance with our fiddlers, use a hand drills to tap trees, saw like a lumberjack, have your face painted, see what bird you are, eat yummy taffy, roast a hot dog, get lost in the maze, cross a rickety bridge, and if you are not careful you may learn a little somethin’ maple before you get the shuttle back to the farm

Adult $9.50, Youth (13-17) $8, Kids (2-12)  $6

Warwick Fire Dept. Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Warwick – Fire Hall located at 7074 Egremont Rd.  Warwick is approx. 30km east of Sarnia on
Cty Rd 22, just north of Hwy 402.

March 16,

9am – 1pm
Come out and enjoy pancakes, sausage, eggs, toast, muffins, fruit salad, juices, coffee, and tea all you can eat, put on by the Warwick Fire Dept. Being held at the Warwick Fire Hall. All proceeds to Camp Bucko – a burn camp for kids continuing the healing process

Warkworth  Maple Syrup Festival at Sandy Flat Sugar Farm

Warkworth – Southeast of Peterborough at the junction of Cty. Rd 25 and 29.

(705) 924-2057

The time changes to Daylight Savings Time on the Sunday of our festival. That means you’ll need to get up an hour earlier to take it all of the festivities on Sunday!

March 8-9,

Sugar Bush
9am – 4pm

Village Events
10am - 4:30

Sugar Bush: Compare the native, pioneer & modern methods of gathering & processing the sap, horse drawn sleigh rides, nature trails, maple taffy on snow, log sawing competition, pancake breakfasts & more
Village: Art & photography sale, antique & nostalgia Sale, craft show, petting farm, White Elephant Sale & Gingerbread Tea

Sugar Bush - $4, Antique Show - $3
Pancake Breakfast: Adult $7 & Child $3
Watford Maple Syrup Festival

Watford Fire Hall – 520 Ontario St
Watford is located just west of Strathroy, south of Hwy 402 at exit 44.

(519) 876-3406

March 22,

8 am – 6 pm
Pancakes & locally produced maple syrup with sausages served all day! Maple syrup for sale.
MapleRidge Syrup

Waterford - 10 mins north of Simcoe, go north of Hwy 24, right on Conc. 11 and watch for signs.

(519) 426-5295

March 1 –
April 6

Daily during March Break
Sat & Sun
8am - 2pm

March Break
9am – 1pm
Maple Ridge Syrup and Pancake House is a fourth generation family operated business specializing in making pure maple syrup and serving delicious pancake meals. Stop by year round to pick up some pure maple syrup or bring family and friends for a delicious pancake meal in the spring. We welcome you to come experience the sweetest part of Norfolk County.

John R. Park Homestead & Conservation Area Maple Events

Windsor Area – Located on the shores of Lake Erie between Kingsville & Colchester at
915 County Rd. 50.

(519) 738-2029

First Taste of Spring
March  2,

Maple March Break for Families

7 & 11,

March 2

March 7
1:30pm- 4:00pm

March 15
1:30pm- 3:30pm

Maple First Taste of Spring:  Essex County's only Maple Syrup Festival! Make maple taffy in the snow and see syrup made the pioneer way. Inside the modern visitor centre discover the science of the maple tree. Children and adults can try a brace and bit, carry pails of sap using an old-fashioned yoke, make a maple craft to take home and twist their own maple taffy on the snow.
Maple March Break for Families:  Tour the site with a costumed guide, discover the sweet process of maple syrup and sugar making in the pioneer method. Learn the history of this sweet springtime treat as you help to make and taste maple sugar.
$20 per family

Jakeman’s Maple Products

Woodstock (Beachville) – 454414 Trillium Line, South of the 401

(519) 539-1366

**We are exclusive suppliers of Maple Syrup to Walt Disney World!

1-2, 8-9, 12,
15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 2014

Pancakes Served Weekends
9am – 1:30pm

Gift Shop
Mon – Fri
9am - 4:30pm
Year round
9th Annual
Enjoy a pancake breakfast then take a self-guided walking tour in our Woodlot where you can see the actual sap lines, learn how the sap is collected from the tree and then to the evaporator.  From there, visit the Sugar Shanty where you will see the evaporating & finishing process. View our private museum of farm and household implements used by the generations of the Jakeman family.  Visit our Farm Gift Shop for special Maple Souvenirs.

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