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Sweeten Your Trip to Ontario: Why You Should Visit a Maple Sugar Shack This Season

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

Maple syrup season is a must-see event when visiting Ontario. A visit to a maple sugar shack is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the production of this sweet Canadian delicacy. From late February to mid-April, sugar shacks across the province offer visitors the chance to learn about the maple syrup-making process and indulge in maple-flavored treats like taffy, butter, and candies. Many cottage rentals in Ontario are conveniently located near maple sugar shacks, making it easy to plan a day trip or extended stay. Don't miss out on this unique Canadian experience and visit Maple Side Sugar Shack, a great family-run sugar bush with some of the best maple syrup in the Valley. On the first weekend of April, they offer free tours where you can see how they collect and boil the maple sap to make delicious syrup. You can even roll maple taffy in the snow! It's a great annual tradition that you won't want to miss.

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