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.
See the 2019 Maple Trail participants below!
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.
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.
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
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 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 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.
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.