Celebrate the Sweetness of Maple Season
Maple season is upon us and there is no better time of year to adventure to one of our tiny cabins and enjoy all the Maple goodness the local towns have to offer!
Celebrate the sweetness of Spring by tapping trees, eating delicious treats, visiting sugar bushes, and exploring these quaint regions of Ontario while on your tiny cabin adventure!
In the heart of the Ottawa Valley, Lanark County is touted as the ‘Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario’ and it’s not hard to see why! The maple syrup and products produced in this region are tourist attractions at any time of year.
Temple’s Sugar Bush in Lanark features a Pancake House Restaurant with a Maple breakfast special, a shop and a nature trail through the picturesque surrounding forest and gardens. Visit the Festival of the Maples in Perth which boasts an artisan food market, retail attractions, and lots of live entertainment.
Plan a trip during Ontario Maple Weekend from April 6th-7th. Various producers show how syrup is made while offering free samples of fresh maple syrup and confections. Enjoy pancake breakfasts, sugarbush trails, sugar-making demonstrations, taffy on snow, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and more.
Throughout the year, visitors can savour the flavours of Lanark County and enjoy the virtual Sip & Savour trail for chocolate, craft spirits, beer/cider, fine cuisine, and delicious delicacies. There’s also an incredible year-round self-guided driving Maple Tour for the region showcasing artisans, heritage buildings and locally made products.
If you are staying at one of our Haliburton locations in March or April, be sure to check out our Canadian Maple Experience! We’ve partnered with family-run Esson Creek Maple for a private and unique sugar-ing experience in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands. Begin with a guided hike through the Sugarbush while learning about the local area. Tour the maple production process and have a “Sugar on Snow” treat. Conclude by taking home your very own bottle of Esson Creek Maple syrup!
For adults, make your way to Haliburton Forest Base Camp for a sap and tap experience like no other! Hike through the sugar bush, peek inside the rustic sugar shake and take away interesting insights from the impressive journey from sap to syrup, all while tasting various local maple products.
During March Break, families can experience Maple Magic. Geared towards kids of all ages, on this 2+ hour experience, you’ll hear the ins and outs of maple syrup production, follow the impressive journey from sap to syrup, check out a real sugar shack, eat a pancake meal and of course, sample some sweet treats!
For a truly rural experience, the charming family-fun Roost Farm is only a few minutes away from our Cabinscape Camp Kawarthas cabins. Enjoy a 5km walking tour of the property while surveying their maple bush and production process. Enjoy their fresh seasonal produce, honey, farm-made preserves and local artisan gifts and products.
JONI CABIN (in Pakenham, Ontario)
Our Joni Cabin in Pakenham lives on Cartwright Springs Brewery where our guests can enjoy Maple Porter & Carbonated Maple Sap available starting mid-March. Opt-in for a tasting made specifically for thirsty visitors who want to try it all! Stay for an in-depth Brewery Tour where stops include their on-site maple taps.
Don’t forget the Artist Fair at the brewery the first weekend of April for more seasonal events and fun!
Fortune Farms in Almonte is gearing up for its 51st Maple season and features experiences, tours and trails, and a shop that sells everything from maple sugar to maple vinegar.
CABIN CHASER: LANARK MAPLE ROUTE
For a limited time, our popular mystery road trip & cabin-hopping experience now features sweet maple stops along the way. Enjoy every drop of this new route on this surprise 2-day itinerary.
Originally designed for groups of two, this package has now expanded to include Maple Season specific routes. Consider this an exciting surprise for the whole clan. Pups included!
More details here.
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