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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!