The first weekend of March marks the beginning of the sap flow season for most maple producers - it's also when many sugar shacks open their doors to the public. There's a sweet adventure waiting for you; from hiking trails that follow the pipelines, tasting fresh sap, maple taffy, maple museums, pancakes, waffles and maple syrup, of course!
I've mapped out as many maple producers I could find - marking those open year round, seasonal operations plus festivals and events like Ontario's Maple Syrup Weekend and Maple in the County!
Many maple producers will be serving pancakes with maple syrup, so check ahead so you arrive hungry for breakfast!
Some producers may not accept debit, nor credit onsite - please go prepared with some cash so you don't go home disappointed if you plan to buy maple products - or pancakes with syrup!
Wear warm clothes if you plan to explore the pipelines and hiking trails through the maples found at many locations!
Springtime can mean mushy walking conditions! If you plan to explore, wear your boots to trek through snow, and muddy trails so your feet don't get soggy!