This weekend is your LAST chance to head over to Bronte Creek Provincial Park with the family and take advantage of fresh Ontario maple syrup. This is the last weekend of the Annual Maple Syrup Festival which has been open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every weekend in March and during March Break. Don't miss out, it's the best way to be sure that Spring is here regardless of the temperature!
Enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Lane, where 1890s costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees, make maple syrup, maple sugar and maple taffy in the snow. Check out interesting artifacts in the maple museum or tour the 100-year-old Spruce Lane Farmhouse. There's also the lovely Maple Gift Shoppe which offers lots of novelty maple souvenirs and lots of choices if you are looking to pick up a bottle of locally produced Ontario Maple Syrup. Wagon rides provide fun and transportation to a warm and cozy pancake house where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes with pure maple syrup and sausages, served up throughout the festival hours.
Besides the Maple Festival, you can also spend some time enjoying a hike through the trails at Bronte Creek. The kids will love a chance to visit the children’s farm where you can get up close and personal with cows, pigs, turkeys and more. If after all that, they still need to burn off the excess maple sugar energy head over to the playbarn and let them run, jump and play for a little while.
It's a good idea to plan on spending at least a couple of hours to see and do everything, and make sure that everyone is dressed appropriately for the weather as most activities are outdoors and it may be cold or damp. Admission into the festival is $16.00 and includes parking, but you will need extra cash if you want to purchase food and souvenirs.
For more information visit Bronte Creek Provincial Park.