It's Maple Syrup Time!

The days are getting longer and the daytime temperatures are getting a bit warmer.  That means the maple sap is starting to run, and community maple syrup festivals and events are happening in your area! 

  

For a listing of Maple Syrup Festivals in the Greater Toronto Area, click on the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association website.  Or, here are a couple of highlighted events that you might want to attend:

Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville on March 6, 2010 when the park's annual Maple Syrup Festival gets under way. The maple syrup festivities are open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every weekend in March and from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily through March Break (March 15-19th).

Enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Lane, where 1890s costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees, make maple syrup and maple sugar. View artifacts in the maple museum or tour the 100-year-old Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Be sure to browse through the maple products and souvenirs available in the Maple Gift Shoppe and pick up a bottle of syrup to take home. Hop on a wagon that will take you to a heated pancake house where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes with pure maple syrup and sausages, served up throughout the festival hours.

For more information, click on the Bronte Creek website.

At Kortright in Woodbridge, and Bruce's Mill in Stouffville, their annual Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival is taking place from March 6 to April 11. With self-guided activities such as maple syrup demonstrations, sap sampling, horse drawn wagon rides etc, and daily guided tours you'll be sure to have fun and an energizing day out in the late winter sunshine!  For more information, click on the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority website.

So, if you get yourselves outdoors and take part in a Maple Syrup Festival or simply have your own festival at home with maple syrup and pancakes, have fun this winter! 

 

Jim Datlen

Jim Datlen

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