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.
2021 Participants coming soon!
See the 2020 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.
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!
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.