Ontario Maple Syrup Festivals

Ontario's Lake Country Tap into May-ple

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. 

Featured Maple Syrup Festivals

Tap into Maple

Ontario’s Lake Country
March 1 – May 31, 2016

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.

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Muskoka Maple Trail

Muskoka
March 14 – April 23, 2016

Build Your Own Maple Experience! Step 1. If you are coming from out of town, and need accommodation, choose from one of our Muskoka Maple overnight packages. Step 2. Once you have your Maple headquarters, build your own Maple itinerary with our Signature Maple Experience below.

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Sweetwater Harvest Festival

Wye Marsh, Midland
March 19 & 20, 2016

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.

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Visit Midland Tourism for more information on the area.

 

Annual Buckhorn Maplefest

McLean Berry Farm, Buckhorn
March 12-13, 19-20, 25-27, 2016

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.

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Everything Maple Day

Orillia Famers’ Market
Market Square, Orillia
April 16, 2016

Bring your “Tap into Maple” passport for a tasty maple treat, compliments of the Orillia Farmers’ Market. All food vendors will be specializing in the flavour of maple today – a true Canadian taste sensation.

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The Art & Syrup of Maple

Yours Outdoors
Haliburton Highlands
March 25, 29, April 1, 8 &12

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.

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It’s Maple Syrup Time

Deerhurst Resort
Huntsville
March 1 – April 23, 2016

Discover the joys of maple syrup with maple inspired menus available at both Compass Grill & Bar and Eclipse March 1 – April 23, 2016.

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Sweet Treat Maple Treatment

Casino Rama
March 1 – April 30, 2016
Midweek only. Book a homemade maple & sugar body scrub treatment followed by a body polish and receive a sweet treat!

 

 

Maple Syrup Bush Tours

Carefor Maple Brunch and Competition
Pembroke, Ottawa Valley
February 28,  2016
Pastry chefs from Ottawa Valley’s best Bakeries, Restaurants, Caterers and Accommodations will be battling against each other to see who makes the “Best Maple Dessert in the Valley!”
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Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Ottawa

Proulx Sugarbush
Cumberland 
February 28 – April 15, 2016
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Fulton’s Sugarbush
Pakenham
Feburary 13 – April 17, 2016
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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.
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Shaws Maple Bush Tours 
February 9  – April 19, 2016
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
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Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Barrie | Orillia

Barrie:  Carriage Ridge Resort – Horseshoe Valley | Comfort Inn Barrie | Horseshoe Resort
Orillia:  Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre | Comfort Inn

Lalonde’s Maple Bush Tours 
Dates TBA, 2016
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.
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Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Barrie | Orillia

Barrie:  Carriage Ridge Resort – Horseshoe Valley | Comfort Inn Barrie | Horseshoe Resort
Orillia:  Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre | Comfort Inn

Steamy Kettle Sugar Bush 
Dates TBA, 2016
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.
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Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Barrie | Orillia

Barrie:  Carriage Ridge Resort – Horseshoe Valley | Comfort Inn Barrie | Horseshoe Resort
Orillia:  Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre | Comfort Inn

Wintergreen Maple Syrup & Pancake Barn
Haliburton
Weekends in March & April, 2016
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.
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Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Haliburton | Minden
Haliburton Bonnie View Inn | Kashaga Lodges | Lakeview Motel | Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa | Sandhaven Cottage  
Minden. Buttermilk Falls Resort | Oakview Lodge | Ogopogo Resort | Sandy Lane Resort | Tall Pines Cottages

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm
Edwards
February 27 – April 10, 2016
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Shaw’s Sugar Bush
March 12-20, 2016
Experience the production of maple syrup! Enjoy horse and wagon rides through the sugar bush and taffy on the snow.
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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
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Orillia Farmers’ Market
Saturdays Saturdays 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Orillia Public Library
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Events in March

Saugeen Bluffs Maple Syrup Festival
March 2-3, 2016
Come out and enjoy the largest outdoor Maple Syrup Festival in Grey and Bruce Counties!
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Maple Fest
Haliburton Highlands Museum  
March 12 -20, 2016
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 115-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.
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Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in 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
March 5 – April 3,  2016
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!
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Proulx Sugarbush Annual Maple Festival
Cumberland
February 28 – April 15, 2016
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Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Ottawa

A Taste of Maple
Headwaters of Ontario
March 11 – April 10, 2016
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.
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Featured Accommodation in Caledon area: Millcroft Inn and Spa

It’s Maple Syrup Time at Deerhurst Resort
Hunstville
March 1 – April 23, 2016
Discover the joys of maple syrup with maple inspired menus available at both Compass Grill & Bar and Eclipse.
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Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival
Warkworth
March 12 – 13, 2016
Parking available at the village for free and free shuttle buses to the locations for the festival.
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See information on the Trent Hills and accommodation near Peterborough

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. Also take part in the March Break Maple Festival which runs March 25-28, 2016
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More information on the Ontario’s Highlands Destination

Sweetwater Harvest Festival
Wye Marsh, Midland
Saturday and Sunday March 19-20, 2016
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.
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Suggested accommodation in Midland: Best Western Plus Highland Inn& Conference Centre 
Port Severn: Christie’s Mill Inn & Spa | Muskey’s Landing | Rawley Resort & Marina Inc | Sunnylea Resort

Wiarton’s Maple Maple Magic
Wiarton
March 19-20 & 26-27
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Buckhorn MapleFest
Mclean Berry Farm, Buckhorn
March 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 25-27, 2016
Numerous maple syrup displays at the traditional sugarbush and throughout the community including, Maplefeast/dance, pancake breakfast, hay rides and music.
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More information on Buckhorn | Westwind Inn 
More accommodations in Peterborough | Kawartha Lakes

Maple Madness
Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area near Kingston
March 12-20 & weekends of March 26-27 & April 2-3, 2016
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.
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Maple Sugar Fest Sugar Bush Vanier
March 29 – April 3, 2016
Museoparc
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Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Ottawa

Maple Syrup Festival
Orangeville 
March 12-20, 2016
The Optimist Club of Orangeville is proud to present the 23rd Annual Maple Syrup Festival at Island Lake Conservation Area.
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Maple in the County
Picton, Prince Edward County
March 19-20, 2016
Celebrate everything maple! From sap and syrup to lunch and laughter, taste the pleasure of this springtime tradition in maple country.
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Featured Accommodation: The Waring House

Maple Syrup – Then & Now
Orillia Fairground Farmers’ Market
March 26, 2016
The Simcoe County Museum will be onsite  at the market with maple syrup equipment and  demonstrations.
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Purple Valley Maple Syrup Festival
March 26, 2016
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.
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Events in April

Hewitt’s Pancake Breakfast
April 2, 2016
Enjoy a pancake breakfast topped with Hewitts Maple Syrup and maple sausages at Hewitts Farm Market. Let the kids get creative with the crafts that are provided.
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Saugeen Bluffs Maple Syrup Festival
Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority
April 2 – 3, 2016
Come out and enjoy the largest outdoor Maple Syrup Festival in Grey and Bruce Counties!
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Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival 
Sunderland
April 2 – 3, 2016
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. Admission is free.
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Friends of Killbear Annual Maple Syrup Festival
Killlbear Provincial Park, Nobel (near Parry Sound)
Dates TBA, 2016
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.
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Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Parry Sound

Ramara Historical Society’s Maple Celebration
April 9, 2016
Visit the Udney Community Centre and enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast, bake sale of maple goods and a historical display of artifacts related to “sugaring off”.
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Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival
Tiffin Conservation Area, Utopia (between Alliston & Barrie)
April 9-10, 2016
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. 
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Book Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Barrie | Alliston 

Holstein Maple Syrup Festival
Holstein, Grey County
April 9 – 10, 2016
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!
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Everything Maple Day
Orillia Farmer’s Market
April 16, 2016
Discover delicious ways to enjoy maple through foods found at the market during this special maple event!
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Delta Maple Syrup Fest
April 16-17, 2016
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.
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Muskoka Maple Syrup Festival
Huntsville
April 23, 2016
Mark your calendars for Muskoka’s sweetest festival of the year!  
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Powassan Maple Syrup Festival 
Powassan (north of Huntsville | south of North Bay)
April 23, 2016
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.
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Discover the Lake Nippissing area via Highway 11 north.
For accommodations see featured Resorts, Inns, Hotels B&B’s in Powassan | Callander | North Bay

Festival of the Maples
Perth 
April 30, 2016
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.
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More information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival 
April 30, 2016
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.
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Events in May

Mother’s Day Tea
Coldwater Canadiana Museum
May 7, 2016
Treat Mom to a special Devon Tea, with a complimentary maple tart to sweeten her day.
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Maple Cycle
Coldwater Canadiana Museum
May 14, 2016
Get on your bike and ride the Coldwater Course! Visit Tap into Maple businesses along the route. Complete your ride at Coldwater Canadiana and enjoy a delicious breakfast topped with local maple syrup!
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