The most Canadian of culinary trails, the Muskoka Maple Trail features 27 stops across Muskoka that have infused locally harvested maple syrup into their culinary offerings. From maple drizzled waffles to smokey-maple ribs, maple craft beer to maple gelato, discover the incredible depth of Canada's most beloved natural product on the Muskoka Maple Trail.
Maple baked goodies & sweets: You’ve gotta try Erika’s famous Muskoka maple butter tarts, or indulge in their freshly baked maple cinnamon & maple oatmeal muffins. Looking for protein? Try Erika’s maple bacon strips or add them to your made to order BLT.
Maple hot bevvies (and cool, refreshing bevvies too!): For those young at heart, try Erika’s Italian Soda with a maple twist, Maple Muskoka Mist or a maple white hot chocolate. Not to be missed is the Muskoka maple double double, with a maple pecan biscotti or a maple cinnamon latte with a maple sugar cookie on the side – you’ll love the maple twist in your regular morning coffee!
Maple Breakfast: Maple breakfast poutine? YES PLEASE! Deerhurst Resort will feature a Build-Your-Own Maple Breakfast Poutine with funnel cake fries and maple syrup tapped from Deerhurst’s very own trees. Try this sweet take on a Canadian favourite, available March 8 – 17 at the Eclipse restaurant breakfast buffet.
Maple Dining: Deerhurst Resort’s Maple Table D’hôte menu is an annual springtime tradition, bringing the tastes of the maple syrup harvest into a signature dining experience. Available March 8 – April 26 in Compass nightly, and weekends in Eclipse, this creative and savory menu features maple-inspired dishes like their Maple Sap poached Shrimp Cocktail, Beef Striploin with maple brined baby onions, Maple Cured Rainbow Trout and Maple infused Creme Brulee plus other maple-inspired dishes.. Mmm…maple!
Visit the Sugarbush: Generally open most days throughout the syrup season (early March to mid April), particularly on those days when the sap is flowing (cold nights / warm days) from 11am – 4pm. Best to call ahead before heading out; 705-789-9098 or 705-571-7066.
The Sugar Shack is located just behind The Antler Steakhouse.
Maple baked goodies & sweets: You must try their amazing selection of Farmer’s Daughter-made maple products, like their two-time award winning Muskoka maple butter tarts and their freshly baked, maple-infused Marvelous Muffins.
Maple hot bevvies: Maple Chaga Cold Tea –This antioxidant, mineral rich chaga tea is lightly sweetened with local maple syrup and has immune boosting properties and contains hint of lemon balm.
Maple hot bevvies: Chai Tea Maple Steamer – Mighty leaf chai tea with local maple syrup and your favorite steamed milk.
Refreshing maple bevvies: Maple Blueberry Italian Soda –Wild blueberries steeped with maple syrup mixed with soda for a refreshing sparkling beverage.
Maple breakfast: Stop in for their Cranberry Focaccia French Toast breakfast! Slices of cinnamon spiced cranberry bread topped with fresh berries and local maple syrup and served with two strips of our famous maple pepper bacon.
Maple breakfast: Goodness Gracious Granola Bowl –For some maple goodness on the go this granola has layers of yogurt, fresh fruit, local maple syrup and topped with their wonderful Goodness Gracious Granola.
Maple Inspired Dining: Stop in and enjoy an eat-in experience with a daily maple inspired features. Each day we will feature an item in our ready-made meals section. Watch for Maple Dijon Dill Salmon, Maple Glazed Beets, Heavy Greens Salad with Alina’s House Dressing (with local maple syrup), Harvest Quinoa Salad with a maple dressing and maple frosted walnuts.
Maple Breakfast: Their famous Weekend Marché is known far and wide as the go-to spot for breakfast when the weekend hits. A favourite among locals and visitors alike, you will be treated to a delicious spread of breakfast favourites which of course includes fresh pancakes, french toast, waffles and local maple syrup. Available every Saturday and Sunday, the 3 GUYS Marché breakfast is a must-do!
Maple Dining: Drawing inspiration from the dish they served at last year’s Muskoka Maple Festival that sold out in only a couple of hours, 3 GUYS will be serving Charred Pork Back Ribs with Muskoka Maple Molasses BBQ sauce on their dinner menu. The made in-house Muskoka Maple BBQ sauce will quickly become your new favourite – great news, you can purchase a bottle at the restaurant to bring home!
Maple Baked Goodies & Sweets: End your dining experience with a freshly baked slice of Muskoka Maple Pecan Pie, an instant classic.
Visit the Sugarbush: Open most days for free tours and samples regardless of sap flow. No set hours, best to call ahead to make sure they are on site and available; 705-384-7847 or cell 705-788-4582.
Maple Hot Bevvies: Their creative baristas will have various maple inspired featured drinks that will change regularly throughout the harvest. Stop in to taste their delicious and exciting maple creations.
Maple Baked Goodies & Sweets: Throughout the harvest you must stop in and try their delectable Canadian-inspired maple meringues. This Italian delicacy is fused with Canada’s most beloved natural product nobody can resist! Not to be outdone, their master gelatieri has created a maple gelato, pairs beautifully with their premium espresso, the best of Italy blended with the best of Canada.
Maple inspired dining: The Mill on Main is a favourite meeting place and eatery for locals and visitors to the area. Excellent eats, good drinks, and a cozy, inviting atmosphere make The Mill a great spot for lunch or dinner, 7 days a week. Stop in during the Muskoka Maple Trail to try their chef-inspired maple features:
Maple baked goodies & sweets: You’ve gotta try their maple-inspired baked goods. From freshly baked maple shortbread cookies, to their sweet maple éclair filled with maple cream and topped with a maple glaze, or their absolutely decadent maple cream tart in a shortbread crust – Whimsical Bakery has your sweet tooth covered!
Maple hot bevvies: Pair with a Canadiana coffee (Maple Latte), Muskoka Maple Fog – earl grey tea, steamed milk and maple syrup, or their Sugarbush Mocha – chocolate, espresso, steamed milk and maple syrup.
Maple-inspired dining: The quaint and charming café at Whimsical Bakery is open for lunch Tuesday to Sunday. For the Muskoka Maple Trail, the café will be serving up housemade Maple Butternut Squash soup daily. For the ultimate soup and a sandwich combo, pair with a maple bacon / green apple /brie panini on bakery made bread.
Maple breakfast: A not-so-hidden gem, Seven Main Café is a favourite morning stop. Freshly brewed coffee, fresh home cooking and freshly baked sweets all made from scratch, Seven Main Café has a cozy and relaxed neighbourhood café vibe that you will fall in love with instantly! Stop in for their maple breakfast special available seven days a week; Belgium waffles topped with strawberry compote and whipped cream served with fresh, local maple syrup. That sounds AMAZING!
Maple baked goodies & sweets: You’ve gotta try their baker’s latest maple inspiration. Serving up sweet goodies using fresh, local maple syrup throughout the harvest, from butter tarts and cookies to muffins and biscuits.
Maple hot bevvies: Pair with a mmm mmm Maple Latte, warm maple goodness that makes everything right in this world.
Maple breakfast: Start your day off right with their French Toast platter – local maple syrup smothered over french toast, served with maple infused and crusted smoked peameal bacon, sausage and homefries. The only thing that could make this breakfast better is a complimentary side dish of maple smoked beans!
Maple-inspired dining: Stop in during lunch and dinner for one of the best sandwiches you will ever have! Their maple infused and crusted smoked brisket brings a whole new meaning to smoked meat sandwiches. Their maple infused pulled pork and their maple infused smoked Atlantic salmon will leave you wondering how you ever lived without. Available all day long, their maple flavour smoked beans are loaded with flavour and are perfect for vegans and vegetarians.
Maple baked goodies & sweets: Grab one of their freshly baked maple muffins or a maple danish, the perfect treat for your sweet tooth.
TripAdvisor rated #1 of 100 “Things To Do” in Muskoka.
Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm is a state-of-the-art 3,200 tap maple sugaring operation in the heart of Muskoka, and is the largest sugarhouse open year-round to the public.
Home of Ontario’s first Maple Creemees, pure maple and real dairy together at last for a deliciously sweet and rich soft serve ice cream These delicious treats will be available for the first time on the Muskoka Maple Trail, starting March 9, 2019.
Guided Tours: booking is required as tours can fill up quickly and there is limited capacity. For complete information on tour dates, Taffy-On-Snow, hours, free samples, and 2 for 1 Maple Creemees, visit www.sugarbushhill.com
Take a private, nostalgic sleigh or wagon ride through the Muskoka maple bush, the perfect spring adventure for families and couples. Admire the beautiful Muskoka back country all the while making lasting memories together. After your ride, warm up by the campfire with a hot beverage and some sweet maple snacks (total tour is 1.5 – 2 hrs). This has to be one of the coolest ways to see the maple bush!
Visit their retail store: 20 Lynx Lake Rd
Stop in at Mark’s retail store throughout the harvest for samples of their fresh maple syrup and tasty maple treats. Always call before heading out to avoid disappointment.; 705-789-8569 or 705-380-1515.
Visit their sugarbush: 614 Britannia Road, Huntsville, ON.
You are welcome to visit the sugarbush throughout the harvest during boiling hours. Wear weather appropriate boots are recommended. Always call before heading out to avoid disappointment.; 705-789-8569 or 705-380-1515.
Visit the brewery in cheery Baysville, open Friday to Sunday during March & April. Tours are available on Saturdays 12pm – 3pm by appointment. Lake of Bays Brewing Co has a whole new core line-up! Stop by to get acquainted and learn about the Huntsville Brewhouse, a brewpub located in downtown Huntsville open 7 days a week with 16 rotating taps!
Maple Beer: in celebration of the Muskoka Maple Trail & Festival, 4 local breweries have teamed up for a maple collaboration beer called Pancake Breakfast Specialty Maple Ale. It will be on tap at the Lake of Bays Brewery from April 13 – April 27, 2019 so stop in and try it out!
Visit the Sugarbush: Open throughout the harvest; Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday by chance. To avoid disappointment call ahead; 705-646-1081 or 705-205-1050.
Baked goodies & sweets: Momma Bear’s Ice Cream & Sweets in downtown Bracebridge (across from the theatre), serves up their signature Manitoba Maple Sundae, and their Belgian Waffle Sundae, both topped with Kawartha Dairy ice cream, chocolate toppings, and drizzled with pure, local maple syrup. These desserts are out-of-this-worldly decadent. Come on in and Get the Scoop.
Maple hot bevvies: Momma Bear’s loves the all-natural taste and flavours of maple syrup, so much so they offer it as a sweetener for your coffee in substitute of sugar. If you add sugar to your coffee, you have to try your java with maple syrup. Once you’ve tried it, it will be tough to go back.
Local maple syrup for sale: Momma Bear’s also serves freshly baked cookies and buttertarts, 30+ flavours of Kawartha Diary Ice Cream, vintage & retro candies, local honey and jams, hand crafted on-site chocolates, confections and of course, pure, local maple syrup!
Maple baked goodies & sweets: You’ve gotta try their gourmet, gluten-free Muskoka maple butter tart. Baker Steph challenges everyone to try their gluten-free butter tart, even if you aren’t gluten-free yourself. You will love the flaky, tender crust and it might be the best butter tart you’ve ever had! Not to be outdone, they will be fusing local cranberries and local maple syrup into a delightful Maple Cranberry Scone.
Maple hot bevvies: These baked goodies pair amazingly with their collection of maple hot bevvies: Masala Maple Chai, Muskoka Maple Fog, and the classic Maple Latte.
Just 3 minutes off HWY 11 to 118W in Bracebridge.
Tours are always free, and run daily this season. Tours run every hour Monday through Saturday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday. Got a large group looking to visit? Contact our Tap Room and we’ll be sure to accommodate.
Maple Beer: in celebration of the Muskoka Maple Trail & Festival, 4 local breweries have teamed up for a maple collaboration beer called Pancake Breakfast Specialty Maple Ale. It will be on tap at Muskoka Brewery from April 13 – April 27, 2019 so stop in and try it out!
The retail store is open 9am – 11pm daily. Check out the Saloon, with 18 draught taps pouring year-round and seasonal options. Check out the new menu and catch live music every Saturday night.
Maple Beer: in celebration of the Muskoka Maple Trail & Festival, 4 local breweries have teamed up for a maple collaboration beer called Pancake Breakfast Specialty Maple Ale. It will be on tap at the Sawdust City Brewery from April 13 – April 27, 2019 so stop in and try it out!
Maple hot bevvies: Proudly serving Starbucks, The Wheelhouse Café at Muskoka Shipyards has two maple hot bevvies that fall into the must-try category. Try a Maple Macchiato or a Maple Latte, two classic espresso beverages with a subtle Canadian Springtime Sweetness. Grab your coffee and browse the 20+ cool and exciting merchants, spread out over 4,000 sq ft of shopping space.
Maple baked goodies & sweets: Maple Granola Jumbo Cookies. They taste as heavenly as they sound! Sweet, crunchy, naughty and nice all rolled into a giant cookie, and the perfect treat to pair with your hot bevvy.
Local maple syrup for sale: Yummies in a Jar is one of the cool vendors at Muskoka Shipyards, and their products are Muskoka-famous. They have infused pure, local maple syrup into a number of their products, including 6 flavoured of maple syrups, maple vinaigrette dressings, and maple cappuccino cream spreads. When shopping at Muskoka Shipyards, most definitely spend some time at their Yummies’ display.
Open 11am – 11pm daily, stop in and visit Muskoka’s newest craft brewery. Try their latest seasonal, or all of their core brews. Come for lunch or dinner and pair your pint with their deliciously tasty menu.
Maple Beer: in celebration of the Muskoka Maple Trail & Festival, 4 local breweries have teamed up for a maple collaboration beer called Pancake Breakfast Specialty Maple Ale. It will be on tap at the Clear Lake Brewing Co. Restaurant from April 13 – April 27, 2019 so stop in and try it out!
Maple Experience: Fusing the best of Muskoka’s two major harvests, sweet maple and tart cranberries, Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery welcomes visitors to take their maple-inspired Bog to Bottle Tour, available from March 8 – April 26, every day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
Sugarbush Tours: (self-guided) Guests can purchase a hiking pass for the Farm & Winery’s 10km of high quality hiking trails, and depending on the weather, snowshoe or hike to the sugar bush. Finish in the store with a sampling of fresh sap, syrups and Red Maple Dessert Wine.
Maple Hot Bevvies: Try a maple latte or one of their other maple-inspired hot bevvies, the perfect warmth after a spring hike in the sugarbush.
Maple hot bevvies: The Rosseau’s Country Market is serving up tasty maple-inspired coffee beverages over March Break, Easter and select weekends. The decadent Maple Dolce and the fan favourite Maple Chai Latte.
Maple-inspired dining: Dining at JW Marriott The Rosseau is an experience worth repeating. Before an exquisite meal at Teca or Muskoka Chophouse, arrive early for cocktails at Lakes, the resort’s cozy bar and lobby lounge. Share an artisanal cheese board paired with house-made maple bacon jam, apricot puree,crackers and a selection of cheeses.
Maple experience #1: The Rosseau’s Maple Syrup Experience will be offered every Saturday from 12pm – 1pm, from March 9th – April 29th. Non-resort guests are welcome to attend for a small fee.
Special March Break dates added:
Begin your day by the campfire with fresh pancakes and local Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm maple syrup.
March 10, 13 and 17
9am – 9:30am
Maple Syrup Experience
March 9, 12, 14 and 16
12pm – 1pm and 3-4pm
Maple experience #2: The luxurious Spa Rosseau is extending the bountiful maple harvest to personal wellness and rejuvenation with their Maple Sugar Body Experience. A high intensity maple sugar head-to-toe scrub is followed by a nourishing maple body butter application for ultimate hydration. Available March 1 until May 20th, 2019, visit www.sparosseau.com or call 705 765 7000 to book.
Step into Spring – Daily Spa Access:
Spring is a time for rejuvenation. Relax and unwind with a day pass to Spa Rosseau for $40 from March 1 until May 20th, 2019. Spa access includes:
Available March 1 until May 20th, 2019, visit www.sparosseau.com or call 705 765 7000 to book.