More Than Just Pancakes! Discover Canada’s Most Beloved Sweet Treat Fresh From the Festivals and Farms in Ontario’s Cottage Country.

This is the sweetest time of the year and the region’s maple syrup harvest is worth celebrating! From a variety of maple syrup festivals to confectionary galore – if you are looking for a unique way to experience Canadian maple syrup then check out the special events and maple farms below.

The Muskoka Maple Festival in Huntsville on April 27

Events

Muskoka Maple Trail March 8 to April 26
The most Canadian of culinary trips, the Muskoka Maple Trail features stops across the region that have infused locally-harvested maple syrup into their food and drinks. From maple-drizzled pancakes to smoky-maple ribs, to tea with a maple twist.

Maple Mayhem March 29-31
Held at the Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery in Bala, there will be lots of fun including log sawing competition, maple-inspired food and beverage, wagon tours, wine tastings, maple taffy, pancakes and a live wood carver on the Saturday.

Almaguin Maple Syrup Festival April 6
Held at three-time world champion Hubbert’s Farm in Sundridge to celebrate 75 years in their location. There will be a pancake breakfast at the Sundridge Lion’s Club, an indoor market at the farm with local vendors, family-friendly activities, sugarhouse tours and learn to make maple syrup sessions.

Wasauksing Maple Fest April 6
Held at the Wasauksing First Nations Community Complex, it starts with an all-day breakfast and includes activities from axe throwing, face painting, maple donut eating competition, horse-drawn wagon rides and a community square dance.

Commanda Museum Pancake Breakfast. April 14. 10am-1pm.

Muskoka Maple Festival April 27
Downtown Huntsville hosts this family-friendly event celebrating the maple harvest. It is a full day of fun and activities, with vendors and displays, live music, street performers and – most importantly – delicious maple-inspired food! Take home some pure maple syrup, and sample everything from maple beer, to unique maple-inspired dishes both sweet and savoury. This event includes the Kiwanis kids’ Sap Run and the Post Festival Muskoka Dinner Jacket Marche where 3 Guys and a Stove will transform itself into a sugar shack featuring live fiddling music by Scotia Junction and a maple inspired dinner.

Parry Sound Maple Fest May 4
Downtown Parry Sound’s first annual Maple Syrup Festival kicks off on May 4 from 10am to 8pm. Festivities kick off with a pancake breakfast, butter tart competition, beer garden, live music and more!

Sweet Ontario Maple Weekend April 6-7

Sugarbushes across Ontario will be opening their doors for the first weekend in April. Expect a walk in the woods, some history lessons and lots of sweet treats!

Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm – Huntsville. April 6-7 from 10am to 4pm. Family Fun with free admission
Utterson Valley Blueberry Farm – Utterson. April 6-7 for maple sugar operation at their old time sugar shack and tours of the bush
Hubbert’s Maple – Sundridge. Modern sugarhouse and prized woodlot open. Free samples of syrup and other product
Sugarstone Farm Trout Creek. April 6-7. 10am-4pm.  Free family event on a working farm. Free samples and maple products for purchase. Antique kettle and fire demo, taffy on snow, self-guided hike with snowshoes available

Other Suppliers

Look out for our region’s other great maple producers!
Barmont Maple Syrup – Huntsville
Brookland’s Farm – Milford Bay
Clapperton’s Maple Syrup – Port Loring. 2019 Maple Syrup World Champion.
Deerhurst Resort Huntsville – During Easter weekend guests can enjoy a sneak peak into how the resort’s maple syrup is made
Maple Bluff Farm – Huntsville. Two self-guided trails and staff on hand to talk all things maple
Middle River Farm – McKellar
Trillium Maple FarmArnstein
Two Wet Dogs Maple Syrup – Fleming’s Landing
Windy Acres Maple Farm – Utterson

Maple-Inspired Food and Drink During the Muskoka Maple Trail

3 Guys and a Stove Huntsville. Spinach salad with cranberry maple dressing, charbroiled back pork ribs with maple BBQ sauce, maple sugar pie with a Scotch whiskey almond ice cream
Affogato Café + Gelato – Huntsville. Offering maple oat sorbetto – a creamy gelato made in house with Maple Lodge maple syrup
BasilicoBracebridge. Maple butter roast chicken supreme
Blue Willow Tea ShopGravenhurst. A smooth blend of black tea with a subtle maple sweetness
Christie’s Mill Inn & SpaPort Severn. Maple-inspired restaurant features during the Maple Trail
Deerhurst Resort – Huntsville. a three-course table d’hote menu at Compass Restaurant
Humble Pie Butter Tart Factory & Pizzeria – Baysville. Maple cookies, maple creams and maple buttermilk scones featuring local syrup
Sherwood Inn – Port Carling. Maple cocktail and maple crème brulée
Taboo MuskokaGravenhurst. Maple and raisin beignets, maple glazed Berkshire chops, dark chocolate and maple bread pudding at the Boathouse Restaurant
Windermere House – Windermere. Cinnamon maple whiskey sour, maple chicken club and maple crème brulée

Canvas Brewing – Huntsville. Enjoy a maple beer and a maple cocktail
Clear Lake BreweryTorrance. Maple-inspired menu items
Copperhead DistillerySundridge. Maple moonshine, Canadian maple cream, whiskey barrel-aged maple syrup and more
Muskoka Lakes Farm and WineryBala. Red maple dessert wine, maple fondue and wine on the patio, maple-inspired café offerings, and self guided snowshoe tours of the farm’s sugar bush.
Sawdust City Brewing Co – Gravenhurst. Maple infused dining and drinks

Clapperton's Maple Syrup business listing image
Maple syrup fresh from the farm!

Even More Sweetness During the Maple Season

Algonquin Park

Erika’s Bakery – Dwight
Henrietta’s Pine Bakery – Dwight

Almaguin Highlands

Sips – Sundridge
Savour This – Burk’s Falls

LoringRestoule

Helene’s Antiques and Other ThingsPort Loring

Muskoka

Blue Moon Muskoka Gluten-Free Baking CoHuntsville
Maple Orchard FarmsBracebridge
The Bakery – Gravenhurst
The Nutty ChocolatierHuntsville
Buddha’s Bakery & Café – Bracebridge (Muskoka Natural Food Market)
Henrietta’s Pine Bakery – Huntsville
Windmill Bakery – Huntsville
Big River Baking CoBracebridge

Parry Sound

Dent Bay BakingParry Sound
Loretta’s Seguin
Wildflour Baking Company – Parry Sound

Hubbert’s Farm will be hosting a maple festival on April 6

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