For Immediate Release
Monday, March 25, 2013
CAMPBELLVILLE – Join us at Mountsberg Conservation Area for the Great Easter Egg Extravaganza this Easter Weekend from Friday March 29 to Monday April 1. Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lots of fun including a Scavenger Hunt for older kids, a kid’s colouring centre, giant bubble activities, and visits with our baby farm animals in the Cameron Barn.
Of course, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for younger children. It’s still Maple Syrup time at Mountsberg, so be sure to enjoy Maple Towne activities with demonstrations, a guided horse drawn ride and enjoy some pancakes at the Pancake Pavilion.
While you are here you can also take in the live Bird of Prey demonstrations at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. And if a hike is needed to burn off some energy (or pancakes) there are 13 km of trails to explore at Mountsberg.
Regular park admission fees apply, Adults $7.50, Seniors $6.50, Children (age 5 to 14 years) $5.25, and Children (ages 4 and under) free. The fee entitles you to a free visit to any of our other conservation areas on the same day. Conservation Halton annual members only need to show their pass for admission.
The Sweetwater Season is also on at Crawford Lake Conservation Area throughout Easter Weekend. There are two weekends left for Conservation Halton’s maple syrup programs, which wrap up April 7. For information on all Conservation Halton events, go to the events calendar, www.conservationhalton.ca/events.
Sweet Water Season at Crawford Lake
The skill of maple sugar making was learned from Ontario’s First Nations who had been enjoying the tasty treat for generations before European contact. A trip to Crawford Lake will help you step back in time to learn how maple sugar would have been made in an Iroquoian Village more than 600 years ago. Sweetwater demonstrations take place all day and conclude with a tasty morsel of cornbread soaked in maple syrup.
Maple Towne at Mountsberg
Did you know it takes 40 litres of maple sap to make one delicious litre of maple syrup? Or that the Sugar Maple has the sweetest sap of any maple tree? If you didn’t, Mountsberg Conservation Area can help. Mountsberg’s Maple Towne sugar bush has been producing maple magic for more than 150 years and educating the public for more than 30 years.
Approximately 600 trees will be tapped this spring and the watery sap will be magically transformed into sweet maple syrup in the Sugar Shanty. How will it be served? Over piping hot pancakes in the Pancake House of course! Maple candy tasting, guided horse drawn wagon rides and tours of the sugar bush with Conservation Halton Forestry staff round out the maple experience.
About Crawford Lake Conservation Area
Crawford Lake Conservation Area is located at 3115 Conservation Road in Milton (at the corner of Guelph Line and Conservation Road (formerly Steeles Ave.), 15 km north of the QEW and 5 km south of the 401). For more information please call Crawford Lake at (905) 854-0234 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Mountsberg Conservation Area
Mountsberg Conservation Area is located on Milburough Line, five km west of Campbellville between Highway 6 South and the Guelph Line. For more information please call Mountsberg at (905) 854-2276 or e-mail email@example.com. Conservation Halton is the community based environmental agency that protects, restores, and manages the natural resources in its watershed. The organization has staff that includes ecologists, land use planners, engineers, foresters and educators, along with a network of volunteers, who are guided by a Board of Directors comprised of municipally elected and appointed citizens. Conservation Halton is recognized for its stewardship of creeks, forests and Niagara Escarpment lands through science based programs and services.
Telephone: 905-336-1158, Ext. 233