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, discover the incredible depth of Canada's most beloved natural product on the Muskoka Maple Trail.
2023 Information Coming Soon!
See the 2022 Maple Trail participants below!
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.
Also enjoy Maple Weekend at Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm!
A private horse drawn sleigh or wagon ride is one of the coolest ways to see the maple bush while making lasting family memories together!
Your adventure begins with a tour around the farm to meet the 15 resident horses and ponies and hear their stories. Then climb aboard one of the sleighs/wagons and take off into the beautiful Muskoka Forest. As you wind your way through the bush, in the tradition of the original Muskoka settlers, be sure to keep an eye out for the resident deer and other wildlife. Your ride ends at a campfire where you can roast marshmallows and sip hot chocolate with dash of locally produced maple syrup. A really special Canadian treat.
The sleigh/wagon ride takes about 35 minutes and the complete experience is one hour in total. Pets are welcome.
March 21 to April 29 2022
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 season is here, and delightful maple inspired offerings are emerging… From feisty beverages and hearty meals to decadent desserts and relaxing spa treatments, we are infusing the goodness of maple into everything! This is the season to celebrate all things local and the sweetest of them all is maple.
April 1 – 30, 2022
Maple Hot Bevvies at Country Market
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.
Lakes Bar and Lounge
Maple Salad – Medley of greens / granny smith apples / feta cheese crispy bacon / sun-dried cranberries crunchy pumpkin seeds / maple vinaigrette.
Smokey Maple Muskoka Caesar – Jalapeño 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.
The team at HydroSpa Muskoka has got an array of maple inspired treatments with luxury products to nourish your skin and revitalize your spirits! Relax and ease the stress away with a hearty maple body treatment or an exfoliating manicure and pedicure. Maple inspired treatments are available from March 1st – April 30th, 2022.
Maple Sugar Body Experience at HydroSpa Muskoka
Luxurious HydroSpa Muskoka 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.
Holistic Maple Experience
Enjoy a stimulating dry brushing followed by a Maple sugar scrub to invigorate and smoothen your skin. A soothing Jacuzzi bath follows, gently melting the muscle tension away. Finish off this pampering routine with a full body hot stone massage using a nourishing Maple Sugar body lotion leaving you feeling your skin feeling soft and supple.
Maple Sugar Signature Manicure
A luxurious “Facial” for your hands.
Maple Sugar Signature Pedicure
A comforting and holistic therapy for your feet and legs.
Visit www.thehydrospas.com or call 705.765.7000 for more information and to make reservations.
Sherwood Inn on Lake Joseph is Muskoka’s preeminent traditional lakeside inn. Renowned for breathtaking surroundings, tasteful accommodations, fine dining, exceptional facilities, upscale amenities and unparalleled service – Sherwood Inn is Muskoka’s romantic culinary destination.
For the Muskoka Maple Trail Sherwood is offering a Muskoka Maple Stay & Dine package. We will be collecting sap on-site all sugar rush long, and guests can enjoy a rotating menu of maple inspired fare prepared with syrup from last year’s harvest.
For more information please visit: sherwoodinn.ca