The most Canadian of culinary trails, the Muskoka Maple Trail features 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.
In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses, we are disappointed to announce that the 5th Annual Muskoka Maple Festival (initially planned for Saturday April 25th, 2020) is postponed until further notice. Your health and safety are of utmost importance to us, and due to this, we have no choice but to postpone. This is not a cancellation, we will be back to host the Festival later this year! Please stay tuned to our page for further updates. We thank you for your support and understanding.
The Muskoka Maple Trail will carry on at each business' discretion. Please call ahead to ensure each property remains open before visiting.
See the 2020 Maple Trail participants below!
Maple Inspired Breakfast:
Maple Pecans, Smoked Bacon & Brie Stuffed French Toast
Maple & Miso Glazed Organic Duck Breast, Pomme Anna, Braised Daikon, Maple Roasted Little Carrots, Whiskey Duck Jus Reduction
Maple Pumpkin Pot de Creme
Classic Muskoka-made comfort food with a maple twist! Come on in for pancakes, french toast, Maple Bacon Grilled Cheese or our assorted sweet treats! “Grandma K didn’t count calories!
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 8am-4pm.
Full maple food list:
The Muskoka North Good Food Co-op will be featuring 2 types of maple crepes for the Muskoka Maple Trail!
While you’re at the Co-op don’t forget to try the Hot Maple Lemon-Ginger Elixir!
Featuring Maple Red Ale
5.3% abv, 25 IBU
Rich smooth maple sweetness complimented by undertones of toffee and caramel malt characters.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 11am-10pm
Thursday – Saturday: 11am-11pm
The moment you step foot at Hidden Valley, you’ll know you’ve arrived someplace special. From the charming private beach area to the elegant ski hills, from our gorgeous indoor salt water pool to our stunning outdoor snowmobile trail, the only hill side lake side resort that is surrounded with many historical touches, Hidden Valley isn’t just another boutique hotel – it’s a one-of-a-kind Muskoka experience that’s perfect for wedding venue, meeting space, and absolutely number 1 choice for your next family dream vacation.
For the Muskoka Maple Trail, Hidden Valley Resort is offering a special room rate during March Break! Stay for 3 nights and get the 4th night FREE!
Call 1-800-465-4171 to BOOK TODAY!
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!
Sweet Muskoka is a small, local maple syrup operation making syrup close to Huntsville. When you visit Sweet Muskoka, located in the Sugar Chack behind The Antler Steakhouse at Deerhurst Resort:
Visit the Sugarbush: Generally open most days throughout the syrup season (mid March to mid April), particularly on those days when the sap is flowing (cold nights / warm days) from 12 – 4pm. Best to call ahead before heading out; 705-789-9098 or 705-571-7066.
Baked Goodies and Sweets:
Stop in for their Baked Cranberry Focaccia French Toast breakfast! Slices of cinnamon spiced cranberry bread topped with maple apple compote and local maple syrup.
Also try the 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.
On The Go Maple Trail Menu -Eat-in or Take Out
Stop in and enjoy an eat-in experience with a daily maple inspired features.
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!
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 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: Start your day off right with pancakes smothered in homemade maple syrup!
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 will leave you wondering how you ever lived without.
Maple baked goodies & sweets: Grab one of their freshly baked maple muffins or a maple danish, the perfect treat for your sweet tooth.
Enjoy The Muskoka Maple Trail with The Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Relax by our indoor pool in the evening and awake to our Full Hot Complimentary Breakfast in the morning before heading out to enjoy the festivities. All rooms come equipped with in room Fridge, Microwave and Keurig Coffee Maker.
Reserve today by calling 705-788-9500 or online at www.HolidayInn.com. We look forward to welcoming you!
Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm is a “State-Of-The-Art” 3,200 tap maple sugaring operation in the heart of Muskoka. We are the largest sugarhouse open year-round to the public. TripAdvisor rated #1 of 100 “Things To Do” in Muskoka.
Home of Ontario’s first “Maple Creemee”…pure maple and real dairy …together at last! Maple shop with free samples open daily (except Mondays)during the Maple Trail, Tues–Sat 10-4, Sundays 12-4. View hundreds of maple artifacts and antiques. Taffy-On Snow on Saturdays 11 – 1, $2 a stick.
Book your maple tour March 14, 21, 28, April 11 and 18th. Book your “Maple Chat” on April 26th at 10, 11, 12 or 1:00.
All bookings must be accompanied with a CC payment. Limited spaces are available for Maple Tours or Maple Chats.
For full details go to 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 laced with maple syrup and enjoy 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.
Featuring Spring Maple Beer!
In early spring, the sap begins to flow in Ontario’s maple trees. In celebration of this rebirth, we present a unique seasonal ale made with Belgian yeast, sweet malt, noble hops and Ontario maple syrup provided by the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association.
This unique beer delivers a beautiful amber colour with a slight off-white foam collar. The nose is maple with a good amount of hazelnut (noisette) accented by vanilla and caramel. After a few moments, aromas of cherries and just a touch of spice arrive. The body of beer is slightly sweet, reminiscent of caramelized apples with a nutmeg finish. There is also a slight floral taste that
arrives a little late. The finish is smooth, with gentle bitterness that is surprisingly refreshing.
Also 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!
Come enjoy the warmth of spring at our family run and operated sugarbush. We have approximately 2000 taps and are located a few minutes east of Bracebridge in the heart of Muskoka.
Take a self-guided tour through our sugarbush to view our traditional buckets and pipelines. Enjoy a taste of some maple syrup back at the sugar shack. On the days we are boiling you can enjoy the sweet aroma in the air.
Maple syrup products and maple taffy on a stick available for purchase.
Daily updates are available on our Facebook page on days that we will be boiling. Please wear appropriate outerwear.
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!
Maple hot bevvies: These baked goodies pair amazingly with their their classic Maple Latte.
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 details coming soon!
A unique shopping experience in Gravenhurst, come and see what sweet treats await you at the shipyards!
Maple hot bevvies: Maple Flavoured Beverages
Maple baked goodies & sweets: Maple Tarts
And don’t miss out on some maple scented candles!
Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Muskoka right on the trendy Muskoka Wharf, The Residence Inn Marriott Muskoka Wharf is consistently ranked one of the top hotel properties in Muskoka. Guests will enjoy a complimentary full hot breakfast buffet, high speed internet access, indoor pool and warm and inviting accommodations.
Include us in your plans to enjoy Muskoka’s Maple Syrup Season! Trip Advisor’s #1 hotel in Gravenhurst featuring all Suites including a hot breakfast buffet and indoor pool, The Residence Inn by Marriott is located in close proximity to many destinations on the Maple Trail. Buy some local Maple Syrup (while quantities last) and enjoy Maple tea and other sweet treats.
There’s a long tradition of maple syrup in Muskoka, starting with the natives who discovered the secrets of ‘sweet water.’ Our farm had a rich history of being tapped by natives and pioneers that ended almost 100 years ago when forest fires swept through Muskoka. In the intervening years, our 350 acre farm has reforested, and now the third Johnston generation is ‘tapping in.’
Bog to Bottle Tour: During sugaring-off season, our Bog to Bottle Tour (daily at 11, 1 & 3) will fuse Muskoka’s two iconic crops by combining tart cranberries with sweet maple syrup! Tour the cranberry bog on your way to the sugar bush. Learn about how cranberries are grown and harvested and then see how trees are tapped, check out how sap is boiled down to syrup and finish with a wine and maple tasting. Sample the range of wines made in Muskoka, finishing with Red Maple Dessert Wine – a delicious combination of cranberries and maple syrup. A sap to syrup sampling is a great way to experience the sweet taste of spring! (activities may vary)
Maple Menu: During maple season, we feature unique maple flavours. Our Maple Mulled Wine and Hot Sheila are a great way to warm up after a spring hike. Our cheese plate celebrates the season with local maple cheeses and preserves. Even our gourmet grilled cheese gets a makeover with maple cheddar, maple caramelized onion and maple dipping sauce. Yum!
Maple Mayhem: April 10-12, 2020. Maple Mayhem Weekend is chock full of Easter fun for grown-ups! From Friday – Sunday enjoy food, drink, live music, scavenger hunt, tours, log sawing contests and more! More info: Maple Mayhem.
Maple Weekend: The first weekend of April is an Ontario-wide celebration of maple syrup. Make us part of your Maple Weekend plans!
Maple hot bevvies:
The Decadent Maple Dolce:
Maple syrup, cocoa powder, brewed coffee and steamed milk topped with maple flakes
Maple Chai Latte:
Maple syrup, maple extract, spiced chai tea, steamed milk topped with a cinnamon maple leaf design
Smokey Maple Muskoka Caesar:
Jalapeno infused vodka, sriracha, Worcestershire,
Walter Craft smoky maple mix, garnished with maple bacon,
pepper, olive and pickled bean.
Maple Sriracha Glazed Chicken Wings:
with harissa dip
Maple and Caramel Crème Brûlée:
with almond biscotti
Maple experience #1:
Maple Sugar Body Experience at Spa Rosseau:
Luxurious Spa Rosseau is extending the bountiful maple harvest to personal wellness and rejuvenation with a 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.
Maple experience #2:
Step into Spring – Daily Spa Access
Spring is a time for rejuvenation. Relax and unwind with a discounted day pass at Spa Rosseau during weekdays.
Spa Day Pass Access Includes:
Maple experience #3:
Maple Experience Tour with Robin Tapley:
Guided walk through the Sugar Maple trees that are tapped to demonstrate how maple syrup is collected
Special March Break dates added:
Begin your day by the campfire with fresh pancakes and local Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm maple syrup.
Maple Syrup Experience
Interactive, hands-on Maple Syrup Experience offered at the Prospector’s Tent.
Visit www.sparosseau.com or call 705.765.7000 for more information and to make reservations.