Treewalk Village forest adventure adds to Maple Syrup Festival family fun

Maple Syrup Festival offers sweet fun

We have been teased with some warm weather this winter season, but it is not spring until the sap starts flowing. That sticky sign of spring is here, which means it is time for the annual sappy ritual of the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival, which runs from Mar. 5 to Apr. 3 at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area.

The festival is also observed at the Kortright Centre and Terra Cotta and Island Lake conservation areas.

For March Break, the week of Mar. 13, from 9:30am-5:00pm, wagon rides, strolling magicians, live games, a hay bale maze, and lots of shows, will keep people busy.

The Treewalk Village will also be open allowing kids to be able to see the beauty of Maple Trees from a new perspective.

The festival will also have lots of syrupy activities and demonstrations—complete with samples.

Andrew Morin, operations supervisor for the Toronto & Region Conservation Authority, says he’s especially excited about the game and play offerings, this year.

“We will have life-size games, including Connect 4, Jenga, Kerplunk and checkers,” he said. “I’m pretty excited about the hay maze: it will be lots of fun for the kids—it’s a life size maze built out of hay bales.”

Tickets for adults are only $8.85 with seniors’ and kids’ passes going for $5.75. Tickets bought online at one conservation area will allow you access to the other three locations (Kortright Centre, Terra Cotta and Island Lake) if you want to take a daytrip. Buy tickets at www.maplesyrupfest.com.

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