A visit to the Mountsberg sugar bush has been a spring tradition for Halton families for more than four decades, and Maple Town is up and running.
According to Conservation Halton, the park will tap about 300 sugar maples this spring and the crystal-clear sap will be magically transformed into sweet maple syrup in the Sugar Shanty.
This year’s program features demonstrations and exhibits around the sugar bush and, of course, pancakes. Wagon rides through the sugar bush and Talons and Tailfeathers at the Raptor Centre are also part of the fun.
Maple Town continues to run weekends and holidays through April 9. Tickets for non-members cost $12 for adults, $8.75 for children, and kids under 4 get in free. For full detail on the program and pricing, visit the Conservation Halton website.
Elliott made the trip from Ancaster for a sweet taste pancakes with syrup at Maple Town March 16. / Peter McCusker photo
Mountsberg staff member Brenna Bartley talks about the syrup-making process by the kettles. / Peter McCusker photo
A sweet goodbye
Tired visitors walk back to the centre following a full day of activities at Maple Town. / Peter McCusker photo