Maple Syrup is made only in Eastern North America, however this delectable and 100% natural product is enjoyed by people around the world. Native Americans taught the European settlers how to gather sap from maple trees and boil it down to produce the sweet treat. Today, modern equipment is used to make maple syrup – but the process is still the same.
Maple syrup is made in the early spring, when the weather conditions are just right for the sap to freeze at night and thaw during the day. Come and enjoy an authentic maple experience at one of these fine producers, exciting events or innovative tourism operators along the Rideau Heritage Route!..
Fulton’s – Sugar Camp, Restaurant Gift Shop
Enjoy delicious 100% maple syrup, sausage pancake meals, sugar bush tours, demonstrations entertainment, hay-rides, face painting and more during maple season. Purchase gourmet maple products at the gift shoppe year-round. Groups welcome!
291 6th Concession Road, Lanark ON, K0A 2X0
Gibbons Family Farm – Maple Sugar House Museum
Producing quality maple syrup using a mix of traditional methods and modern equipment. Gift shop museum open year-round. Offering special tours and activities during maple season, groups and bus tours welcome!
41 Leacock Road, Frankville ON, K0E 1H0
Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm
Watch the boiling of the sap into syrup at the Sugar Shack, enjoy taffy on the snow maple cookery at the Pancake House (during maple season, March-April). Petting farm, horse-drawn sleigh/wagon rides. Facilities can accommodate large groups.
2452 Yorks Corners Road, Ottawa ON, K0A 1V0
Temple’s Sugar Camp – Restaurant Maple Farm
Restaurant serves breakfast and brunch year-round (January February by appointment only), with a special menu during maple season. Browse the gift shop and take a walk on the sugar bush trail!
1700 Ferguson’s Falls Rd., Lanark ON, K0G 1K0
Wheeler’s Maple Farm – Museum Pancake House
Featuring an extensive collection of maple logging artifacts and interactive exhibits. Maple taffy on snow, horse-drawn rides, children’s playground, wilderness trails tours, hearty pancake sausage meals and much more!
1001 Highland Line, Lanark ON, K0G 1M0
Delta Maple Syrup Festival – Delta, Ontario
Held at the Delta Fairgrounds, this annual event features all-you-can eat pancakes smothered in locally produced maple syrup, craft vendors, a dance and much more!
Festival of the Maples – Perth, Ontario
This annual event features a pancake breakfast, live entertainment, Lanark County maple syrup products, children’s midway and petting zoo, sheep shearing and more.
Maple Madness – Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area
Enjoy ‘Maple Madness’, held in the early Spring. Learn about the process of sugaring off from sap to syrup. Enjoy musical entertainment, puppet shows, guided tours, tractor-drawn wagon rides, pancakes with maple syrup and more!
Division Street / Perth Road (2 km north of the 401), Kingston ON, K0H 1S0
Maple SugarFest at Richelieu Park – Vanier (Ottawa), ON
Celebrate North America’s only urban sugar bush, a 10 minute drive to Parliament Hill! Multi-day event features dining, dancing, live entertainment, sugar shack tours, contests, children’s activities and much more. Maple sugar shack open year-round!
t: 613-746-4339 or 613-291-5362 w: www.sugarbushvanier.com
Sugar Bush Celebration – The Log Farm
Held at a designated historical site, a fully functional farm restored to depict the homestead as it appeared in the 1870’s. Activities include historical tours, pancake meals, maple treats and more! Groups welcome.
670 Cedarview Road, Ottawa ON, K2R 1E5
t: 613-825-7551 w: www.lonestartexasgrill.com/catering/log_farm.htm
Other Maple Experiences…
Heritage Brewing – Maple Bush Lager
This seasonal beer is brewed with maple sap instead of water. Varying in dryness from year to year based on the sugar content of the sap, it has the aroma of maple, the smokiness of a sugar camp and the rich amber colour of maple syrup.
40 Bennet Street – Units 5 to 7, Carleton Place ON, K7C 4J9