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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 MapleAnnual Buckhorn Festival at McLean Berry Farm

Featured Maple Festivals

Tap into Maple Ontarios Lake Country

Tap into Maple Ontario’s Lake Country

Orillia & Area / Springwater
March 1 – May 31, 2015

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!

WyeMarshSweetwater Harvest Festival Wye Marsh

Escape to a time when maple syrup was made over an open fire, experience our history and explore nature at its best. The festival celebrates the history of maple syrup, and the role it plays in our cultural and natural heritage.

Sweetwater is not your average maple syrup festival.

Yes there are sugar shack tours, pancakes and taffy tasting, but there is so much more to the weekend long festival. There are birds of prey and reptile/amphibian talks; wilderness survival, cooking and woodcarving demos; and of course chickadee feeding.

Visit Wye Marsh March 28th or 29th and take in one of Ontario’s longest running maple syrup festivals.

Tickets: $10
Family (2 adults, 2children) $30
All Day Pancake Breakfast $5

Buy your tickets online and save 10%
Go to www.wyemarsh.com/sweetwater

Midland Tourism

McLean Berry Farm

Annual Buckhorn Maplefest McLean Berry Farm

March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28-29, 2015
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!

 

Orillia Farmers MarketOrillia Famers' Market Maple Syrup Festival - Market Square

Saturday May 09, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

36 Mississaga St W., Market Square

The Orillia Farmers’ Market Maple Syrup Festival, a charity sponsored event will be held on Saturday May 9th. beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Treat mom to a delicious pancake breakfast at the market, after all it is on Mothers’ Day weekend. She will appreciate the gesture and truly enjoy an all Canadian meal, with the pure natural taste of “real” maple syrup. Most vendors will be outside beginning the weekend of the Maple Syrup Festival on Saturday May 9th.

 

 

The Art & Syrup of Maple - Haliburton Highlands

The sap is a runnin’. Experience the world of the maple tree and its bounty with this “sweet” three day adventure in the Haliburton Highlands. Discover the art and science of producing maple syrup by participating in traditional and modern day maple syrup operations, exploring a sugar bush on snowshoes, dining on maple cuisine, visiting Moon Shadow Estate Winery to taste their signature maple wine, indulging in a Maple Sugar spa foot treatment, and creating your own maple syrup pitcher and amber coloured glass art in a glassblowing workshop at Artech Studio. You will stay at the Inukshuk Manor B&B where your hosts, Brian and Dorothy Menton produce their own maple syrup. This package also features a house concert by Bethany Houghton (cello,violin/fiddle) and Ernie Demuth (guitar).

 

Deerhurst Resort

It's Maple Syrup Time - Deerhurst Resort

It’s maple syrup time at Deerhurst Resort!

Family Pancake Special
Join us in Eclipse March 13 – 22 for our Family Pancake Special. Enough to feed a family of four, a one foot stack of fresh griddle pancakes and bottle of 250ml Deerhurst Maple Syrup. $22.99 plus HST.

Three Course Maple Table D’hôte
Eclipse is offering a unique menu that features locally inspired ingredients all with a hint of maple, from Deerhurst’s very own taps. Menu available until March 31st. $39.95 per person, HST and gratuity not included. Reserve online

Compass Bar & Grill will also be offering maple specials that will hit the spot. Relax in this casual atmosphere and enjoy nature’s ‘liquid gold’.

 

 


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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

Carefor Maple Sugar Brunch and Competition * FEATURED *
Pembroke, Ottawa Valley
Annual Maple Festival March 1, 2015  
Full Bushwackers Brunch by Dreams Catering, Maple Syrup Fountain, Art Exhibition curated by Purvis Gallery, Silent Auction, meet our Celebrity Judges, the best bakers, Chefs Restaurants and Accommodations all competing to create the best maple desserts in the Valley and you get to sample every one!!!!
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Ottawa, ON,

Proulx Sugarbush
Cumberland (Ottawa)
Annual Maple Festival March 1 - April 12, 2015
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Ottawa, ON

Fulton’s Sugarbush
Pakenham
Feburary 14 - April 19, 2015
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Ottawa, ON,

Wheeler’s Maple Syrup Pancake House
McDonald’s Corners, Lanark Highlands
Open All Year Long
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, 2015
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:   Comfort Inn

Lalonde's Maple Bush Tours 
March - April, 2015
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:   Comfort Inn

Steamy Kettle Sugar Bush 
March - April, 2015
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:  Comfort Inn

Wintergreen Maple Syrup & Pancake Barn
Haliburton, ON
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, Kashaga LodgesLakeview Motel,Pinestone Resort, Conference Centre, Spa & Golf CourseSir Sam's Inn and SpaCardinal Pines CottageSandhaven Cottage  Minden. Buttermilk Falls ResortHeather LodgeOakview Lodge, Ogopogo Resort, Sandy Lane ResortTall Pines Cottages

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm
Edwards, ON
2015 Dates TBA
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Ottawa, ON

Farmers' Markets

Many winter and spring farmers' markets have maple vendors selling maple products as well the sweet syrup itself. Go direct to the source and tap into Ontario's most popular product.

Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers' Market
Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm
4500 Fairgrounds Road just off of Hwy 12 W
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Orillia Farmers' Market
Saturdays Saturdays 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Orillia Public Library

Penetanguishene Community Market
Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm at
La Cle d'la Baie on Main Street

Midland Farmers' Market
Sundays 12pm - 5pm
Mountain View Mall
*except Easter Sunday April 5, 2015

Maple Syrup Festival News & Links Canada 

March

Maple Fest!
Haliburton Highlands Museum  

2015 TBA
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
More information on the Ontario's Highlands Destination

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival 
Kortright Conservations Centre and Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area

February 28 - April 6,  2015
Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities.... and of course pancakes and real maple syrup!
Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break!

Proulx Sugarbush
Annual Maple Festival
Cumberland (Ottawa)
March 1 - April 12, 2015

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Ottawa, ON

Headwaters - A Taste of Maple
March 13 - April 12, 2015
Taking place 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

It’s maple syrup time at Deerhurst Resort!
March 13 - March 22, 2015
Join us in Eclipse March 13 – 22 for our Family Pancake Special. Enough to feed a family of four, a one foot stack of fresh griddle pancakes and bottle of 250ml Deerhurst Maple Syrup. $22.99 plus HST.

Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival
Warkworth, Ontario

March 14 - 15, 2015
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
Maple Activities March through April

March Break Festival
March Break Maple Festival March 14-22, 2015
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

SweetWater Harvest Festival
Wye Marsh - Midland
Saturday and Sunday March 28-29, 2015
Escape to a time when maple syrup was made over an open fire, experience our history and explore nature at its best. The festival celebrates the history of maple syrup, and the role it plays in our cultural and natural heritage.
Sweetwater is not your average maple syrup festival.
Yes there are sugar shack tours, pancakes and taffy tasting, but there is so much more to the weekend long festival. There are birds of prey and reptile/amphibian talks; wilderness survival, cooking and woodcarving demos; and of course chickadee feeding.

Suggested accommodation in Midland and area Best Western Plus Highland Inn& Conference CentreLittle Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast, Port Severn Ontario at  Christie's Mill Inn & SpaMuskey's Landing,Rawley Resort & Marina Inc,Sunnylea Resort

Buckhorn MapleFest
March 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2015
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 14-22, 28-29, April 4-5, 2015

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.

Maple Sugar Fest Sugar Bush Vanier
March 23 - 29, 2015
Museoparc

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Ottawa, ON,

Saugeen Bluffs Maple Syrup Festival -
Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority
March 28-29, 2015

Come out and enjoy the largest outdoor Maple Syrup Festival in Grey and Bruce Counties!

Maple Syrup Festival
Orangeville 
March 29, 2015 at 10:00am to 04:00pm
March 30, 2015 at 10:00am to 04:00pm

The Optimist Club of Orangeville is proud to present the 22nd Annual Maple Syrup Festival at Island Lake Conservation Area.

Held in conjunction with the Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) www.creditvalleyca.ca, and the Upper Grand District School Board Outdoor Education Centre (UGDSB) www.ugdsb.on.ca       

Maple in the County
Prince Edward County, Picton
March 28 - 29, 2015

Celebrate everything maple! From sap and syrup to lunch and laughter, taste the pleasure of this springtime tradition in maple country.
Featured Accommodation: The Waring House

Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival 
Sunderland
March 28-29, 2015
Come visit us... FREE ADMISSION!
People travel great distances each year to see what riches the little town of Sunderland has to offer. They come to join in the festival fun and to be part of a small town community filled with love, drive and spirit. Everyone enjoys the exciting variety of events taking place during the festival weekend.
Make sure you visit the SUNDERLAND LEGION for our famous ALL DAY PANCAKES

April 2015

Horseshoe Resort
MapleFest

2015 TBA
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.

Purple Valley Maple Syrup Festival
2015 TBA
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.

Friends of Killbear Annual Maple Syrup Festival
Killlbear Provincial Park / Nobel (Near 
Parry Sound)
2015 TBA
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

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival 
Kortright Conservations Centre and Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area

February 28 - April 6,  2015
Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities.... and of course pancakes and real maple syrup!
Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break!

Proulx Sugarbush
Annual Maple Festival
Cumberland (Ottawa)
March 1 - April 12, 2015

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Ottawa, ON

Headwaters - A Taste of Maple
March 13 - April 12, 2015
Taking place 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 11, 2015

Start with a pancake and sausage breakfast, complete with maple syrup made at Tiffin, then explore and enjoy live music, a horse-drawn wagon ride and an animal show, plus lots more. 
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

Holstein Maple Syrup Festival
April 11-12, 2015
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!!

Delta Maple Syrup Fest
April 18-19, 2015
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 25, 2015
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 25, 2015

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 25, 2015
The town of Elmvale transforms into an outdoor mall with streets filled with vendors offering all things maple including syrup, all types of delicious food, books, collectibles and other treasures. Make sure to stop by the Sugar Shack information booth for directions & tickets for the bus to the sugarbush tours, and get a copy of the Festival Directory. Plan a visit to the Community Hall, you can't miss it, you’ll smell the delicious aroma of pancakes and sausages – our all day pancake breakfast, a must for all visitors. As you chow down on this delicious fare, enjoy the sweet sounds of North of 50 and musical talents from our many special guests.
Recommended Accommodation in Midland area: Best Western Plus Highland Inn& Conference CentreLittle Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast 
Recommended Accommodation in Wasaga Beach area: Alton Lodges

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Sugar Bush Tours & Maple Syrup Festivals

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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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