So, here it is, Ontarian families! This is the official momstown round-up of sugar shacks, and maple syrup festivals in your area that host pancake breakfasts, horse-drawn sleigh rides or tractor rides, entertainment, and sweet treats the kids or grandkids will never forget!
MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVALS
Elmira Maple Syrup Festival
This is our 51st Festival and it is sure to be a spectacular success once again. The Festival offers something for the whole family; sugar bush tours throughout the day, pancake flipping competition, our famous outdoor vendor mall, antiques, crafts and toy shows and of course lots of maple syrup.
you think spring begins when snow is still on the ground, you just might be Canadian. Maple syrup producers know that when the daytime temperatures rise, the sap starts flowing—an invisible signal that winter is almost over. April is the perfect time, and with close to a million litres of syrup produced per year, Ontario is the perfect place to visit any of numerous festivals celebrating Canada’s “liquid gold.”
You can expect pancake breakfasts and trips to the sugar bush to see how maple syrup is harvested, but check out some of the unique—and uniquely Canadian—events and performances scheduled for this season.
CHECK OUT THESE SUGAR SHACKS TOO!
Shady Grove Maple Co.
Opening weekend: March 7, 2015
Closing weekend: April 5, 2015
Open all week during March Break – March 16-20
Open Good Friday – April 3, 2015
General Admission $8.00, Children (4yrs-14yrs) $6.00 and 3 yrs and under no charge.
Mountsberg Conservation Area
The extensive wetlands of the Mountsberg Conservation Area are a birdwatcher's paradise. Waterfowl and shorebirds clamber about a misty lake while hundreds of warblers flit through forest and meadow. Nature surrounds you at this scenic conservation area that has great hiking and cross-country ski trails outfitted with boardwalks, birdfeeders and interpretive lookouts. You can even take in that first taste of spring on a horse drawn wagon ride in the Mountsberg Sugar Bush where maple syrup, pancakes and sweet sugar candy create indelible family memories.
From Highway 6 or Guelph Line, follow Campbellville Road to Milburough Line and then go north for 1 km to park entrance.
Address: 2259 Millburough Line
Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0
Maple Crisp Orchards
Located just outside of Elmira. Has an on farm store offering maple syrup maple butter and maple candy in season. Also tours of maple sugar bush during the maple season for groups of 10 or more people.
1888 Listowel Rd, RR 4
Elmira, ON N3B 2Z3
Phone – 519-669-0795
1110 Sawmill Road, RR 1
Waterloo, ON N2J 4G8
Phone – 519-744-3811
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Sugar Bush
Phil & Margaret Thomaas
632 Red Pine Dr,
Waterloo, ON N2V 1S1
Phone – 519-721-2008
BE SURE TO CHECK BACK TO THE MOMSTOWN WEBSITE FREQUENTLY FOR MORE EXCITING AND UPCOMING EVENTS!