Get a taste of spring during maple syrup season at Milton conservation areas


Published March 11, 2024 at 10:55 am

The sap is running at a pair of Halton Conservation areas in Milton, so now’s the perfect time for an early taste of maple season for visitors from Burlington, Oakville and Halton Hills.

Visitors to Mountsberg Conservation Area’s Maple Town can walk the sugarbush trail to taste syrup samples, try fresh maple taffy on snow, and eat hot pancakes.

Also available to enjoy are horse-drawn wagon rides, candle making, maple syrup making, and Talons and Tailfeathers at the Raptor Centre.

New this year is the Sugar Ranger Challenge where kids can complete fun games along the trail to become official Sugar Rangers.

And at Crawford Lake Conservation Area, visitors can learn about the Indigenous origins and current practice of maple surgaring during Sweet Water Season.

You’ll be able to visit the ‘First Harvest: Celebrating Sweet Water’ exhibit in a replica 15th-century Longhouse Village. Visitors can also join maple and birch syrup-tasting sessions or relax by fireside lounges.

Maple Season runs March Break, weekends, and holidays until April 7.

For more information or to book a ticket, visit the Conservation Halton website.



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