The ultimate Ontario sugar shack festival is just 2 hours from Toronto (MAP)

Mar 8 2017, 5:46 am

Pancake breakfasts, sugarbush tours, wagon rides, lumberjack shows, taffy on snow, s’mores, petting zoos, wineries, artisan vendors, and more.

It’s all part of the sweet annual tradition that is Maple in the County.

The weekend festival celebrates the maple harvest in Prince Edward County and there are a dozen sugarbushes to visit along with loads of other day-trip-worthy destinations taking part in the festivities.

Sweetwater Cabin/Hubbs Sugarbush

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Take a self-guided tour through the sugar bush, visit Hubb’s Sweetwater Cabin then take a wagon ride to the Sugarhouse for a pancake breakfast. Lumberjack shows are scheduled at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm both days.

Where: Cabin, 1937 Rednersville Road; Sugarhouse/Breakfast, 332 Pulver Road
When: March 25 and 26, 9 am to 2 pm

Fosterholm Farms

Take a walk through the woods through this 7500-tap sugar bush operation and see how maple syrup is made. The pancake breakfast boasts sausages and unlimited maple syrup all day long. Adults can partake for $12; children for $6. Plus find maple candies, maple butter, baked goods and syrup for sale in the store.

Where: 2234 County Road 18, Picton
When: March 25 and 26, 7 am to 5 pm

Vader’s Maple Syrup

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Stop by the County’s longest running maple syrup producer! Since 1910, the Vader family has been tapping maple trees on the south shore of picturesque East Lake near the Sandbanks Provincial park.

Tour this 2800-tap sugar bush and learn about the history of maple syrup production from one of the County’s longest running maple syrup producers. Available for sale, look forward to taffy and maple kettle corn plus fresh maple syrup, butter, candy, and sugar.

Where: 260 County Road 18, Cherry Valley
When: March 25 and 26, 9 am to 4 pm

Nyman Farms


This farmyard sugar shack will showcase its own maple sugar production over the weekend as well as host local vendors and let visitors check out the barn with the new lambs, chickens, pigs, goats and the baby jersey calves. To eat, expect maple pork, burgers, and hearty bowls of chicken noodle soup as well as “Jersey Tails”, a fried pastry treat dusted in maple sugar.

Where: 292 Mowbray Road, Picton
When: March 25 and 26, 9 am to 5 pm

Loha Farms

Loha Farms and the Picton Fire Department host this pancake breakfast priced at $10 for adults, and $5 for children under 12. In addition to maple-doused morning meal, look forward to touring the sugar bush and farmyard to visit the pigs, ducks, chickens & goats.

Where: 153 Lucks Crossroad, Picton
When: March 25 and 26, 8 am to 4 pm

Sugarbush Vineyards

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Play Maple Trivia as you take follow this 2.5 km loop for a self-guided tour of the Sugar Bush. Stock your pantry with fresh maple syrup, snack on maple taffy on snow ($2), enjoy soup and fresh rolls ($4) for lunch, or warm up with hot chocolate and mulled wines. Children can also enjoy maple fudge s’mores for free while adults can sample wines in store.

Where: 1286 Wilson Road, Hallowell
When: March 25 and 26, 10:30 am to 5 pm

Waupoos Estates Winery & Sugarbush

Pancake breakfast and maple lunch, taffy in the snow, petting zoo, popcorn with maple drizzle, and complimentary wine and cider tastings. Need I say more?

Where: 3013-3016 County Road 8, Waupoos
When: March 25 and 26, 8 am to 5 pm

Walt’s Sugar Shack

Wander through two sugarbush trails and enjoy live entertainment and all day breakfasts featuring pancakes, sausage with maple syrup and a drink. Also, save room for taffy on snow, candy floss, baked beans and homemade bread.

Where: 1671 Salem Road, Consecon
When: March 25 and 26, 8 am to 5 pm

Strictly Maple

Take a walk through this small scale sugar bush and see their unique sap ladders at work. There will also be flapjacks and sausages; $5 for children under 12; $10 for adults including all-you-can-eat pancakes.
Where: 20811 Loyalist Parkway, Consecon
When: March 25 and 26

Three Dog Winery & Sugarbush

Three Dog Winery & Sugarbush

The winery hosts a childrens’ marshmallow roast and will serving up maple walnut sausages and waffles. You can even bring your four-legged best friend on a 4km hike through the maple trees. Complimentary wine tastings available with a donation to Sophiasburgh Recreation Committee and you can visit with the Therapy Horses of Archway Connection.

Where: 1920 Fish Lake Rd, Demorestville
When: March 25 and 26, 11am to 5pm

Roblin’s Maple Syrup

See how this sugar shack transforms raw sap into maple syrup via reverse osmosis and energy efficient combination wood/wood pellet fired evaporator. To eat, maple buttered English muffins, maple pulled pork on a bun, and other mouthwatering maple treats.

Where: 499 County Road 35, Picton
When: March 25 and 26, 9 am to 5 pm

Justin’s Maple Syrup

Experience all things maple at this sugar bush offering self-guided walks through the woods, a sugar sshack open house, sampling and purchasing opportunities.

Where: 254 County Road 32, Picton
When: March 25 and 26, 9 am to 4 pm

Click here for a full list of other activities taking place during Maple in the County.

Maple in the County

When: March 25 and 26
Where: Prince Edward County

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