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Ontario Maple Syrup Festivals

Ontario Maple Syrup Festivals

Maple syrup festivals and sugar bush tours continue through March and April. Don't miss the Canadian rite of spring. See the boiling of the maple sap, (sweet water) and the making of the maple syrup after a sugar bush tour in resort destinations north, north east and north west of Toronto GTA. See March Maple Syrup FestivalsApril Maple Syrup Festivals and Maple Sugar Bush Tours.

Featured Festivals include
: Wye Marsh Sweet Water Festival in Midland, Lake Country's Tap in to MapleMaple in the County - Prince Edward County, Annual Buckhorn Festival at McLean Berry Farm

Featured Maple Festivals for April

Tap into Maple Ontarios Lake Country

Support Big Brothers and Big Sisters 

MapleFest @ Horseshoe Resort
Saturday, April 12, 2014
MapleFest is a first year event and part of the Lake Country Maple Trail. Activities include all day pancake breakfast for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Recreation Expo, Maple Beer flavors, and a concert.

 

Tap into Maple  –  Ontario’s Lake Country

Orillia & Area / Springwater
March 1 – May 31, 2014

Starting on March 1st and running through to May 31st, the Tap into Maple route was created to support and showcase our local maple syrup, maple products and events. Filled with a variety of different stops throughout the region, the Tap into Maple route will get your senses flowing and your mouth watering. Come and experience our maplehistory, taste our local maple cuisine, and create your own maple products. You can even stay awhile, our local accommodators have some sweet maple packages available for you! Bring your family or getaway as a couple, Ontario’s Lake Country has something for everyone.

Make sure to pick-up your Tap into Maple passport at participating locations. Upon purchase or participation at each location you will be rewarded with a maple  stamp  on your brochure. Collect at least three punches and submit your passport for a chance to win  local Maple Products and an overnight stay, value of $500.

With all this sweetness who has time to be sour!


Maple Syrup Festivals
Photo Credit: CTC Digital Asset Management System.

maple taffy making

Maple Syrup Festivals

Ontario Maple Syrup Festivals 

More family events and activities can be found at Events and Festivals north of Toronto for day trips and family fun.

Maple Syrup Bush Tours

Proulx Sugarbush
Cumberland (Ottawa)
Annual Maple Festival March 1- April 21st, 2014
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Ottawa, ON

Fulton’s Sugarbush
Pakenham
Feburary 15-April 21, 2014
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Ottawa, ON,

Wheeler’s Maple Syrup Pancake House
McDonald’s Corners, Lanark Highlands
mid-February to mid-April      March Break Maple Festival March 8-16, 2014

See how Maple Syrup is made at the sugar bush. Sleigh rides, taffy-on-snow and artisans in the Museum on weekends, tours, nature trails, heritage displays, pancake meals, and maple products for sale.

Shaws Maple Bush Tours 
March-April, 2014
Between Barrie and Orillia, there is a Pancake House, and maple bush fun. Percheron horses will take you through the maple wonderland. When the snow melts we trade the sleigh for a wagon. Rides are available on weekends during March and April, usually around lunch time
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Barrie, OnOrillia, On
Barrie:  Carriage Ridge Resort - Horseshoe ValleyComfort Inn Barrie on Hart Drive Horseshoe Resort-Horseshoe Valley  Orillia:  Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, Comfort Inn

Wintergreen Maple Syrup & Pancake Barn
Haliburton, ON
March & April 2014

See the evaporation process through the glass wall in our restaurant while savouring freshly made maple syrup on pancakes, French toast from fresh baked bread, baked beans and our specially prepared farmer's sausages. A wide variety of maple products are available We offer many activities to enhance your stay and broaden your knowledge of this truly Canadian tradition. Look for the Red Roofed Barn.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Haliburton & Minden area:  Haliburton Bonnie View Inn, Dunloe Farm Bed and Breakfast, Kashaga LodgesLakeview Motel,Pinestone Resort, Conference Centre, Spa & Golf CourseSir Sam's Inn and SpaCardinal Pines CottageSandhaven Cottage  Minden Agia Maria Inn and ResortButtermilk Falls ResortHeather LodgeOakview Lodge, Ogopogo Resort, Sandy Lane ResortTall Pines Cottages

Siloam Orchards Maple Syrup 
Uxbridge
March-April 2014

Maple Syrup demonstration-visit the sugar bush,view the processing operation,sample fresh maple syrup and maple taffy on the snow. Visit the Cider Cafe for pancakes and other treats. Maple products available. Activities take place on weekends during the maple season.

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm
Edwards, ON
 March 1-April 20, 2014 (weekends); March Break March 11-14
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Ottawa, ON

Maple Syrup Festival News & Links Canada 

Past 2014 Maple Syrup Events

March

Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival
Warkworth, Ontario

March 8-9, 2014
Parking availabe at the village for free and free shuttle buses to the locations for the festival.
See information on The Trent Hills, and accommodation near Peterborough Ontario

Wheeler’s Maple Syrup Pancake House  
McDonald’s Corners, Lanark Highlands
March Break Festival
March Break Maple Festival March 8-16, 2014
See how Maple Syrup is made at the sugar bush. Sleigh rides, taffy-on-snow and artisans in the Museum on weekends, tours, nature trails, heritage displays.
More information on the Ontario's Highlands Destination

Maple Fest!
Haliburton Highlands Museum  

March 11-16, 2014 
Taste spring at the Haliburton Highlands Museum! Join us as we prepare maple syrup the old-fashioned way using our own maple trees and our 110-year-old syrup kettle. Don’t forget to grab a sample! On Friday, join us for a very special children’s open stage, and on Saturday enjoy live music by talented local musicians! We’ll also have crafts and activities for kids, as well as fun and exciting contests.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton,  Minden 
More information on the 
Haliburton Highlands Destination

Wye Marsh Sweet Water (Maple Syrup)  Festival
Saturday and Sunday March 29-30, 2014 in Midland Ontario
Sweet Water Harvest 2014 with an all day pancake breakfast with fresh maply syrup. Old & modern maple syrup harvesting. Live animal demonstration. Horse drawn wagon. Bannock over open fire. Live folk music. Also the Trumpeter Swans will be searching for mates and territory with lots of  'spring honking'.
Suggested accommodation in Midland and area Best Western Plus Highland Inn& Conference CentreLittle Lake Inn Bed & BreakfastMidland Inn & Suites or nearby Wyebridge at Sugar Ridge Retreat, Port Severn Ontario at  Christie's Mill Inn & SpaMuskey's Landing,Rawley Resort & Marina Inc

Proulx Sugarbush
Annual Maple Festival
Cumberland (Ottawa)
March 1 -April 22, 2014
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Ottawa, ON

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival at Kortright Conservations Centre and Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area
March 1-April 6,  2014

Westfield Heritage Village-Sweet Taste of Spring
Rockton, ON
March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.    March Break March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

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 enjoy a free old-fashioned horse and wagon ride and purchase a wonderful pancake breakfast.

Durham Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival
The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority will launch the 39th edition of its maple syrup festival on March 8 and the activities will run through the March break until March 16.  The festival will continue the following two weekends, on March 22 to 23 and 29 to 30.  See complete Maple Festival Story

Buckhorn MapleFest
March 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 20
Numerous maple syrup displays at the traditional sugarbush and throughout the community including, Maplefeast/dance, pancake breakfast, hay rides and music. visit mcleanberryfarm.com for all details. 
More information on Buckhorn Ontario and Westwind Inn 
More accommodations in 
Peterborough Kawarthas

Maple Madness
Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area near Kingston
March 22-23 and March 29-30, 2014

March means maple syrup at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area near Kingston, Ontario. Ride a tractor-drawn wagon to our sugar bush. Learn how maple syrup was made then and now.

Proulx Sugarbush
Annual Maple Festival
Cumberland (Ottawa)
March 1 -April 22, 2014
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Ottawa, ON

Saugeen Bluffs Maple Syrup Festival - Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority
March 29-30, 2014  Sat. & Sun. 10-4

Maple Syrup Festival
Orangeville 
March 29, 2014

Orangeville Optimist Maple Syrup Festival at the Island Lake Conservation Area.       

Maple Sugar Fest Sugar Bush Vanier
March 31-April 6, 2014
Richelieu Park
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Ottawa, ON,

Maple in the County
Prince Edward County, Picton
March 22-23, 2014

Celebrate everything maple! From sap and syrup to lunch and laughter, taste the pleasure of this springtime tradition in maple country.. 

Headwaters - A Taste of Maple
March 28 - April 13, 2014
 A Taste of Maple will take place from March 28, 2014 - April 13, 2014 at locations across the Headwaters region and will provide an opportunity to discover and taste wonderful sweets, sinful savouries and tasty treats all made from Headwaters' maple syrup.
Featured Accommodation in Caledon area:  Millcroft Inn and Spa

Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival 
Sunderland

March 29-30, 2014

April 2014

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival at Kortright Conservations Centre and Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area
March 1-April 6,  2014

Headwaters - A Taste of Maple
March 28 - April 13, 2014
 A Taste of Maple will take place from March 28, 2014 - April 13, 2014 at locations across the Headwaters region and will provide an opportunity to discover and taste wonderful sweets, sinful savouries and tasty treats all made from Headwaters' maple syrup.
Featured Accommodation in Caledon area:  Millcroft Inn and Spa

Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival Tiffin Conservation Area
Utopia (Between Alliston and Barrie)
April 5-6, 2014

A tasty Canadian tradition in Simcoe County south of Barrie. Learn how maple syrup is made using Native, pioneer and modern methods. Have a pancaked sausage breakfast. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts and music. 
Book Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Barrie,  Alliston:  Barrie: Carriage Ridge Resort - Horseshoe ValleyComfort Inn Barrie on Hart Drive Horseshoe Resort- Horseshoe Valley 
Alliston:  Nottawasaga Inn Resort

Friends of Killbear Annual Maple Syrup Festival
Killlbear Provincial Park / Nobel (Near 
Parry Sound)
April 5th 2014
From sap to syrup, come explore the creation of one of Canada's favourite treats through interpretive tours of the sugar bush and sugar shack.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels 
Parry Sound:  Four Winds Cottage ResortThe SunDog Retreat

Horseshoe Resort
MapleFest

Saturday, April 12, 2014
MapleFest is a first year event and part of the Lake Country Maple Trail. Activities include all day pancake breakfast for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Recreation Expo, Maple Beer  flavors, and a concert. We will also invite local maple syrup providers, and our third party activity providers.

Holstein Maple Syrup Festival
April 12-13, 2014
Maplefest takes place in a 40 acre working sugar bush. All day Pancake and Sausage Breakfast is served daily. Over 30 great demonstrations and displays including Fergus Highlands Pipe Band, Blacksmith, Taffy Pull, Candle Making, Ice Cream Making, Catapults and lots more!!

Purple Valley Maple Syrup Festival
April 19, 2014
Enjoy live musical entertainment, a dance at night, kid's corner (face painting, games and crafts), turkey shoot, craft fair, bake table, and animal petting zoo. And of course, plenty of locally produced maple syrup served on delicious fresh made pancakes, home made sausage, home cut fries. Free bus rides to the festival from Wiarton on the hour and half hour.

Proulx Sugarbush
Annual Maple Festival
Cumberland (Ottawa)
March 1 -April 22, 2014
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Ottawa, ON

Delta Maple Syrup Fest
April 2014
This is an annual spring event in Delta, held on the third weekend in April, features pancakes with maple syrup served at the Delta Fair Grounds, visits to sugar bushes, and sales of maple products and crafts.

Powassan Maple Syrup Festival 
Powassan, ON   (North of Huntsville-South of North Bay)
April 26, 2014
Events and attractions that will be back at the Festival will include sheep shearing, Scottish heavy events, horse-drawn wagon rides, sugar bush tours, a full-day of musical entertainment, craft and food vendors on Main Street. Festival include cooking with Maple Syrup demonstrations as well as some events specifically for children. We are also very pleased to announce the return of the West Coast Lumberjack Show.
Discover the Lake Nippissing area via Highway 11 North. For accommodations see featured resorts, inns, hotels b&b's in Powassan, Callander, and North Bay

Festival of the Maples
Perth
 
April 26, 2014

On scenic downtown Gore Street and at other venues in Perth, you’ll discover fantastic shops, vendors offering award-winning maple products, displays, stage entertainment, lots of kids’ activities and more.
More information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival 
April 26, 2014
The Sweet Taste of Spring Every year the sleepy town of Elmvale (between Wasaga Beach and Midland) explodes in a celebration of Nature's rites of Spring - the running of liquid gold - Ontario Pure Maple Syrup. The town transforms into a shoppers' mall. With offerings of maple syrup, food galore, book sales aand more The Sugar Shack provides directions & tickets to the sugarbush tours. Lots of great maple syrup recipes here!! Pancakes and sausages seved to all. Travel Highway 400 to Highway 26 & Simcoe Road 27 (formerly Highway 27) 
Recommended Accommodation in Midland area: Best Western Plus Highland Inn& Conference CentreLittle Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast Midland Inn & Suites
Recommended Accommodation in Wasaga Beach area: Alton Lodges,

Maple Syrup Festival Wye MarshWye Marsh Sweet Water (Maple Syrup) Festival 
Highway 12 Midland

Saturday and Sunday March 29-30, 2014 in Midland Ontario
Includes 
all day pancake breakfast with fresh maple syrup.....old & modern maple syrup harvesting. Live animal demonstration. Horse drawn wagon. Bannock over open fire. Live folk music. Also the Trumpeter Swans will be searching for mates and territory with lots of  'spring honking'.

Suggested accommodation in Midland and area Best Western Plus Highland Inn& Conference CentreLittle Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast or nearby


McLean Berry Farm

Annual Buckhorn Maplefest at McLean Berry Farm

March 15 & 16, 22 & 23, 29-30, 2014
Buckhorn

At Maplefest, there are a tons of fun activities for the entire family. Whether it's going for a wagon ride, eating pancakes with fresh maple syrup or seeing how the sweet stuff is made, there is something to do for everyone! Kids and kids at heart love tapping their toes and swinging their hips to live music, trying their hand at tapping a maple tree and testing their toffee on snow twirling skills to get a taste of the sweet stuff!

Farm animals and fresh straw offer playtime for some, while others prefer to take a stroll through the sugar bush with a pair of snowshoes. Whatever it is you're looking for this spring, McLean's Maplefest is a great way for everyone to shake off a long winter and enjoy the celebration of springs arrival!


Maple in the CountyMaple in the County - Prince Edward County

March 21-23
Prince Edward County

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.



Sugar Bush Tours & Maple Syrup Festivals
maple sugar shack

Sugarging Off

maple syrup Pancake Barn

Sugar Bush Wagon Rides

Maple Taffy Tasting

Maple Syrup Boiling

Maple Syrup Boiling

Maple Syrup Production News and History

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food provides an updated report on Maple Syrup Production . Maple syrup history goes back 1000 years and coincides with the arrival of spring, warmer weather and the "Maple Moon".  See Maple Syrup News

More family events and activities can be found at Events and Festivals north of Toronto for day trips and family fun.

Check out our 400eleven travel blog for last minute Maple Syrup news.

 

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