Observing real maple syrup production is a truly Canadian experience. As the winter weather begins to warm, treat yourself and the whole family to the sweet freshness of maple syrup. Here are 25 maple farms, sugar shacks and pancake houses to visit in Ontario.
Maple season runs from Early March to Mid to late April.
**Due to various (and changing) COVID-19 restrictions, some farms may not open for tours in 2021 (or might close after opening). Call or check their website before travelling.
Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush
The Fulton Family has been producing small, craft batches of maple syrup since 1840. Their store offers 80 different products and three different syrup grades: golden, amber, and dark. Treat yourself and your family to a winter sleigh ride on the four trails that make up the Fulton property. Or visit their pancake house for some decadent, homemade treats that are available for take-out.
Address: 399 Sugar Bush Rd, Pakenham
Cost: Day pass-$10. Monthly pass-$40.
Proulx Maple & Berry Farm
Visit the Proulx Maple Farm and check out their annual Maple Fest. Admission to the festival will include taffy in the snow, entrance to the farm, and a choice of dessert and drink. Snowshoe or hike along 4 different trails and visit their sugar bush to observe their maple syrup production.
2021: Open for Sugar Bush Tours
Address: 1865 O’Toole Rd, Cumberland
Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm
Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm offers tours of their sugar bush, as well as an onsite-store to purchase maple products. Enjoy a 90-minute ‘Slagon’ ride experience that will take you throughout the beautiful property. Visit the farm animals or check out rustic attractions that will enchant both children and adults alike.
2021: Open for Sugar Bush Tours
Address: 2452 York’s Corners Rd, Edwards
Cost: $10 per carload.
Wheelers Pancake House, Sugar Camp & Museums
Enjoy a meal at Wheelers Pancake House is nestled in the centre of a 730-acre forest browse through Maple Heritage Museum and Forest & Farm Museum, look around the sugar camp, hike/snowshoe/cross country ski nature trails, and buy beautiful organic Maple Syrup
2021: Wheelers Pancake House is now open Thursday – Sunday 9am – 3pm by reservation. Museums, trails, playgrounds open for reserved guests.
Address: 1001 Highland Line, McDonalds Corners
Temples Sugar Bush
Temples is a family-run restaurant and maple farm located just west of Ottawa. Visit their charming pancake house or order for take-out. Choose from hand-crafted items such as pure maple syrup, maple butter, and even pancake mix! On the weekend, enjoy a 20-minute stroll along their nature trail and experience taffy in the snow.
2021: Temples currently offers curbside pick-up of items ordered in advance between Wednesday and Friday. Tours: TBA
Address: 1700 Ferguson Falls Rd, Lanark.
Sand Road Maple Farm
Take in all the maple: maple trees, maple sap, maple syrup, maple candy, granulated maple sugar, maple butter and maple taffy at Sand Road Maple Farm which boasts of 75 acre mature forest, a majestic large pine lodge, and pure Canadian Heritage experiences.
Address: Sand Road, Moose Creek
Bata Maple Sugar Bush
Maple syrup production began as a hobby in 1971 for Frank and Karen Haveman, but in 2017, they decided to step up their game to include 1200 new taps. With a new sugar shack built, which included a parking lot, the Bata Maple Sugar Bush was then able to welcome groups and schools to tour the grounds and visit the sugar shack. Products for purchase include both bottles and jugs of freshly made maple syrup.
Address: 254 Bata Road, Quinte West
Trillium Ridge Sugarworks
This family-run farm has been producing maple syrup for over 40 years. Enjoy their homemade pancake brunch, served every Saturday in March until the end of April. Their sugar bush is home to award-winning syrups and welcomes both small and larger group tours. You can pick up a fresh bottle directly from the farm during the month of March or find their products year-round within Toronto and the GTA.
2021: Open for pancake brunch from the first Saturday in March through to the first weekend in April, 7 days a week, from 9am-2pm.
Address: 254 Maple Sugar Rd, Shannonville
Phone: (613) 396-5141
Fort Rose Maple Company
The Fort Rose Maple Company is a family-owned maple syrup producer, pancake house, and wholesale distributor, tapping roadside maple trees since the 1940s. Over time, their operation has expanded into 8000 taps, with 80% of their syrup sold to retailers. Their buffet-style pancake house and store carries a selection of maple syrup and related goodies.
2021: Closed for tours and brunch. Store is open for sales.
Address: 27382 Coldstream Rd, Parkhill.
Jakeman’s Maple Products
Jakeman’s has been producing award-winning maple syrup since 1876. Visit their gift shop and check out an extensive line of maple products that extend beyond just syrup! From cookies, popcorn, pancake mix, and gift baskets, Jackman’s has perfected the art of their 100% vegan, Halal, and Kosher amber maple syrup.
During the maple season, they hold Sugar Bush Tours, Horse Carriage Rides and the pancake house will also be open.
Address: 454414 Trillium Line, Beachville
Mapleside Sugar Bush
Mapleside Sugar Bush continues to embrace old-fashioned practices while integrating newer technology into its syrup production practice. Through their historical sugar shanty, a tour includes a beautiful walk through the maple forests where you can learn about the sap is processed into delicious maple products. Or check out their store for a selection of syrups, condiments, and maple toppings.
Address: 166 Reiche Rd., Pembroke
Phone: (613) 735-2366
Sandy Flat Sugar Bush & Pancake House
You can go for sugar bush tours, horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides, enjoy pancake breakfast at this maple farm located in Warkworth.
Address: 500 Concession Rd 3 W, Warkworth
Phone: (705) 924-2057
Experience pure maple syrup produced inside the original sugar shack, located on the Conboy family farm. In 2016, the Conboys upgraded their process to include reverse osmosis and an efficient, wood-burning oven. You can purchase their syrup products directly from their farm via a reservation. The Conboys also participate in the annual Maple Weekend, where you can find their delicious syrups and products.
Address: 2559 Bell Line Rd, Sharbot Lake
Sweet Water Maple Syrup
In the heart of Muskoka, you can visit the Sweet Water Maple Syrup sugar bush, where this family-owned business produces the finest maple syrup, using 2000 taps. Owners Josh and Sherri Campbell began making syrup in 2013 and have come to win multiple awards, including recognition at Toronto’s annual Royal Winter Fair. Tours are available, or you can make an appointment outside of their regular hours; choose from either guided or independent tours; just be sure to wear proper boots suitable for the terrain.
2021 Hours: Sugarbush Hours March 9 – April 25, 2021.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm.
Address: 1447 Peterson Rd, Bracebridge
Synder Heritage Farms
For over 5 generations, Synder’s has been producing local, pure maple syrup for 100 years. Their organic syrup is made in their sugar house that uses no fuel oil and implements reverse osmosis to remove the water before cooking. Best of all, Synder’s uses certified organic cleaning supplies to ensure quality and safety in every batch. Visit this working farm Fridays and Saturdays, or you can call ahead for an appointment outside of their regular hours.
Address: 1213Maple, Bend Road, Bloomingdale
McLauhlan Family Pancake House
The McLauhlan Family has been producing pure maple syrup on their lot for 150 years. 7 generations later, this family-run business located outside of London is continuing its tradition by offering customers delicious syrup and maple products. In addition to their pancake house, you can visit their store both onsite or online to check out hand-crafted maple items.
2021: Pancake house restaurant will not be open. Other Info: TBA
Address: 10279 Lamont Dr, Kamoka
Palmer’s Maple Syrup
The start of Palmer’s Maple Syrup began in 1956 as a father and son team. Over the decades, production expanded to include their pancake house in 1997. Today, friends, neighbors, and those traveling in search of pure maple syrup have been welcomed to visit the syrup shanty, as well as shop for their products.
2021: Pancake House closed.
Address: 34308 Lake Line, Port Stanley
Richardson’s Farm & Market
Richardson Farm Market has more than just maple syrup and sugar bush tours. They offer all sorts of vegetables, fruits, preserves and you can watch the sap being boiled and enjoy some piping hot pancakes, sausage and pure maple syrup. During a normal season (non-COVID), take wagon ride to the sugar bush for a guided tour of how sap is collected, using both buckets and modern pipeline.
2021: They are planning a drive-through “history of maple syrup” tour at the farm through the month of March, and make-at-home breakfast packages with homemade pancake mix, maple syrup and other goodies to enjoy. More info: TBA
Address: Richardson’s Farm & Market, 131 River Road, Dunnville
Phone: (905) 774-7507
Ryan’s Sweet Maple
In 1992, Ryan’s Sweet Maple became an official Ontario business, and the company has since grown to include 3,300 taps that produce over 6000 litres of maple syrup a year. Ryan’s Sweet Maple is also a member of the Ontario Maple Syrup Association, adhering to the highest standards of food safety. Visit their syrup building every weekend throughout the season.
Address: 8350 Rawlings Rd, Lambton Shores
Beaver Valley Maple
Located within the Niagara Escarpment, Beaver Valley Maple has produced some of the highest quality organic maple syrup in the region. In 2017, the trio of owners had adhered to principles such as sustainability and traceability, ensuring a chemical-free syrup production. Tours of their sugar shack are available throughout the season, which includes a free tasting. Email the farm directly to request a sugar shack tour.
Address: 265496 Sideroad 25, Meaford
Wintergreen Maple Products & Pancake Barn
Experience the most traditional family activities at Wintergreen Farm. You can watch how maple syrup is made, savour freshly made Maple Syrup on pancakes, and other seasonal activities.
Address: 3325 Gelert Road, Minden
Camp Can-Aqua Maple Syrup & Supplies
Since 1991, Camp Can-Aqua Maple Syrup and Supplies has stood out from other producers by offering a variety of equipment, books, labels, and containers for sale, in addition to bottled maple syrup. You can arrange a tour of their sugar shack simply by phone. Guests of the tour can sample pure maple syrup, as well as an endless list of supplies for those looking to get into maple syrup production.
Address: 503 Beaver Lake Drive, Box 70, Cardiff
Phone: 613 339 2969
Hoover’s Maple syrup farm hosts a wide array of events, including tours of their sugar shack. Hoover’s takes great pride in ensuring the organic quality of their syrup by taking additional steps when processing the sap. They are also members of the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers and the winner of two awards in 2020.
Address: 5896 Line 78, RR # 1 Atwood
Rock Maple Lodge
The Rock Maple Lodge is located just outside of Cambridge, where four different grades of pure maple syrup are brewed using 3200 maple trees. Visitors are welcome to visit the sugar shack any day during the month of March. You can pick up a range of bottled syrup sizes in a range of sizes from the lodge, or you can call directly to arrange a pick-up.
Address: 2491 Norman Rd. Branchton
Our Sugar Bush
For over 40 years, the Underhill Family has been operating their sugar bush, creating local maple syrups and products, which you can buy directly from their shop. On occasion, Our Sugar Bush hosts a special pancake day for friends and family, where samples of the maple syrup can be tasted. Visitors are welcome to check out the sugar shack anytime during the maple season. You can also experience Our Sugar Bush products during the annual Maple Weekend.
Address: 8759 Toll Gate Rd. Straffordville
Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush
The Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush hosts an array of guided tours of their sugar shack for both small and large groups. In addition to their onsite events, you can also visit their Pancake Pavillion to taste their homemade pancakes and fresh maple syrup. Retail products include jams, jellies, and butter, in addition to traditional bottled syrup.
Address: 21201 Lakeside Dr. Thorndale
Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm
See the 3,200 tap “State Of The Art” sugaring operation and celebrate the arrival of spring at Sugarbush Hill located 10 minutes south of Huntsville. Learn about maple heritage and history, go on tours, and discover various maple value-added products.
Address: 2389 Muskoka Rd 10 West, Huntsville
Matthews Maple Syrup
With a history of maple syrup production going back to early 1920s, Matthews Maple Farm offers tours, walks in the forest and samplers of various maple products. They also have horse drawn sleigh/wagon rides in the sugar bush on weekends and throughout March Break during normal maple season.
Address: 239 Ski Hill Road, Powassan
Phone: (705) 724-3427
Bella Hill Maple Syrup
Tour sugar house and sugar bush, get delicious maple products at this maple farm located in Nipissing.
Address: 47 Bella Hill Road, Powassan
Phone: (705) 724-3647
Gilbertson’s Maple Products
Since 1936, the Gilbertson’s have been producing maple syrup and maple products on their property, located outside of Windsor. Their syrup making operation and pancake house welcomes customers to experience both the process and the taste of authentic maple syrup. Enjoy breakfast items and homemade maple pastries or purchase their Maple Signature products from their gift shop.
Address: 3365 A Line, Richards Landing
Hours during season: Monday-Saturday from 8am-8pm.
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