Maple syrup is truly a Canadian product and early spring is the only time that you can see it being made and experience the exquisite taste of taffy on snow. Nova Scotia is home to many sugar bushes, so you are never too far from the liquid gold experience!
Here are the sugar bushes and pancake houses to visit in Nova Scotia.
Sugar Moon Farm
Experience a hand-crafted Maple Syrup adventure at Sugar Moon Farm. There are over 2,500 tapped trees on this spacious 200 acre farm, and a 60 seat log restaurant where you can Eat, Tour, Hike and Shop year round. During March and April, Maple Magic will be taking place by reservation only on Saturdays and Sundays.
221 Alex MacDonald Road, Earltown
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🥰Scott finished tapping yesterday!! 🎉🎊👏That means all we have to do is wait for sap⏰💧But we all know that it’s Ma Nature who determines the real start of Spring. 🌞Warm temperatures are needed for those beautiful sugar maples to wake up from their long winter❄️sleep and get hydrating. We’ll update our Sap Journal🍁today – keep an eye on it, sign up for our e-list and check our phone message – we’ll let you know the moment Spring arrives😃 #earltownspring #feelslikewinter #almostspring #nsmaplesyrup #goldenelixer #giftfromtrees #trurobuzz #halifaxnoise #nstourism #tasteofNS
Swan’s Maple Products
Swan’s Maple Products is a family run operation that is located in a beautiful maple tree forest. Hike around the forest, while the maple sap is being turned into syrup. On clear days, you can see Prince Edward Island if you head up the mountain.
416 Grist Mill Rd, Central New Annan, Tatamagouche
Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley
Hutchinson’s Maple Syrup has become a popular maple syrup in the Annapolis Valley and is even available at Sobeys, Superstore and other retailers. Along with traditional maple syrup, they also offer infused maple syrup products.
3396 Aylesford Rd, Aylesford
KD Hunter Maple Products
Spend a few hours seeing how maple syrup is made today and how it was made over 120 years ago at KD Hunter Maple Products. Their 120 year old building, which is off-grid, is home to many sugaring antique relics as well as state of the art boiling equipment. They make high-quality maple products and artisan confections that are available for purchase.
99663 Highway 2, Springhill
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The 2019 Maple season has begun and we are so happy to be back in the forrest. This afternoon our crew tapped approximately 750 trees in just 3 hours‼️ It was -9c but the wind made it feel more like -20c #mapleseason2019 #mapleseason #maplefarm #mapleforrest #farm #farming #agriculture #nature #treetapping #maplesyrup #kdhuntermapleproducts #novascotia #canada #madeincanada
Maple Mist Farm
The family owned and operated, Maple Mist Farm opened in 2008 and has been growing larger every year. The camp is open to the public during the maple season, where you can see the products being made and buy those freshly made items. Although, they do not offer formal tours, they will try to answer as many questions as they can while they are working.
1927 Kemptown Rd, Kemptown
Davison’s Pancake House & Maple Products
The Davison family has been making maple syrup for over 110 years, and the Davison’s Pancake house has been open for the past 20 years. They are open on Fridays from 4 pm to 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 7 pm.
Newville Lakeview Farms. RR1, Parrsboro
MacRae’s Rocky Ridge Maple
Located near Truro, MacRae’s Rocky Ridge Maple is a popular sugar bush, mainly due to the fact that it is an early producer of maple syrup. It is a family owned and operated business that has fresh maple syrup and other products for sale.
2668 Highway 311, Upper North River
Wonders of Maple Syrup at Ross Farm Museum
Ross Farm Museum does not tap a lot of maple trees, but they still have fun producing maple syrup. Take your family out for a delicious meal of pancakes and maple syrup at the Rosebank Cottage. After a delicious meal, you can learn about the process of tapping the maple trees, collecting the sap, and boiling the sap down into syrup using an outdoor fire.
March 30 to 31, 2019
4568 NS 12, New Ross
Acadian Maple Products
See how maple syrup and how other specialty Acadian Maple Products are made. Their retail outlet offers a wide variety of products, such as Blackberry Maple Jam, Rhubarb Maple Spread along with 5 types of syrup. They do offer sugar on the snow to visitors, weather permitting.
13578 Peggy’s Cove Rd, Upper Tantallon
Maplewood Maple Syrup & Christmas Tree Farm
Maplewood Maple Syrup & Christmas Tree Farm is a lovely maple syrup farm that has been owned by the Veinot family since the 1800’s. They tap over 3400 trees each year to create their syrup. The ‘Sugar Shack’ is where you can see the sap turn into the delicious maple syrup they make.
2819 Barss Corner Road, Maplewood