One of the best things about Springtime is that it’s also Maple Syrup time in Ontario. And one of the best things about living in Ontario during Maple Syrup season is that there is no shortage of sugar bushes to visit!! Check out our list of Sugar Bushes here!!
We took our kiddies (+1) to visit Maple Towne at Mountsberg Conservation Area in Campbellville today. The weather was perfect and we had so much fun!
We walked out to the Sugar Bush and took a tour through the tapped trees. The kids loved checking in the buckets to see how much sap had been collected and there were signs throughout the path that gave you unique facts about maple syrup production, the trees and about the conservation area. My 7 year old son who loves learning new facts thought this part was awesome.
Once we wound our way through the trees to enter Maple Towne we entered the first building where we were taught the process of making maple syrup, from tapping the trees to the differences in syrup based on the time of spring it is produced. Did you know it takes 45 buckets of sap to make one bucket of maple syrup?
Next building we entered, there was a lady making maple candy. Let me tell you it was delicious and YES I did have more than one piece! 😉
Off to the the pancake house we went for a mountain of pancakes with real yummy maple syrup, sausages and some apple cider. The kids were in their glory!!
Last stop in Maple Town was a visit to the Country Store where we bought some syrup, of course, and some delicious maple suckers.
No trip to Mountsberg would be complete without visiting the animals, birds and the hay barn. All in all a fun day with full bellies to boot!
Be sure to visit a Sugar Bush near you this Spring for some family fun!!