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!
Deerhurst’s Maple Discovery Trail:
Make your way along an interpretative trail leading from the sugar bush pump house at the bottom of the hill, up through the maple woods to the Deerhurst Sugar Shack at the top. Along the way guests can follow the story of how maple syrup is made, gather ‘Fun Facts’ to answer our Maple Syrup quiz then enjoy a sweet maple treat at the sugar shack around the campfire
DEERHURST MAPLE SUGAR SHACK EXPERIENCE
Includes syrup making demonstrations and a sweet maple treat by the campfire:
The Maple Discover Trail brings you to the Deerhurst Maple Sugar Shack (which you can also drive to), where guests can step into the past to witness the old-fashioned spile and bucket method of collecting sap, learn the history of making syrup, see how a modern evaporator works and best of all, taste a sample of delicious warm syrup created right there!
MAPLE SYRUP CULINARY CREATIONS
This is also the time of year, Executive Chef, Rory Golden, who has championed the Deerhurst Maple Sugar Shack for almost 30 years, delights with delectable maple specials on all the resort menus.
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.
Also enjoy Maple Weekend at Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm!
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!