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Easter Egg Extravaganza this weekend at Mountsberg as maple syrup season wraps up

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Mountsberg Conservation Area has spring fever! Come and celebrate with the Easter Egg Extravaganza, Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join in the fun of a truly giant, non-competitive Easter Egg hunt where everyone goes home with a treat and children of all ages can participate. The Cameron Barnyard is having a baby boom and you are invited to meet the new arrivals; lambs, baby goats and little peeping chicks!

Little ones will love the colouring station and having their faces painted to look like the Easter Bunny. For the older crowd live Bird of Prey demonstrations will take place at 11 a.m., 12p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and the Mountsberg Raptors will be available for viewing on Wildlife Walkway.

To top off the day, visit Maple Town at Mountsberg. This quintessentially Canadian spring experience features a pancake house, wagon rides, the sugar shack and candy making demonstrations, a truly tasty way to spend the weekend. This is also the final weekend for both Maple Town and the Sweet Water Season at Crawford, both events wrap up on Easter Monday, April 6.

Regular park admission fees apply, $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $5.25 for children age 5 to 14 years, and the festivities are free for children 4 years of age and under. Halton Parks members only need to show their pass for admission. Best of all, you can visit two parks for the price of one, as admission to one park may be used at any other Conservation Halton park when visiting the same day. For more information on all Conservation Halton recreational activities and special events visit the events calendar.

Maple Town
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. The sugar bush at Mountsberg’s Maple Town has been producing maple magic for more than 150 years and educating the public for over 30 years.

More than 600 trees have been tapped this spring and the watery sap is being magically transformed into sweet maple syrup in the Sugar Shanty. How will it be served, over hot pancakes in the Pancake House, of course! Maple candy tasting, guided horse drawn wagon rides and a trip through the sugar bush round out the maple experience.

Sweet Water Season
The skill of maple sugar making was learned from Ontario’s First Nations who have been enjoying the tasty treat for generations. A trip to Crawford Lake Conservation Area will help you step back in time to learn how maple sugar would have been made in an Iroquoian Village over 600 years ago. At the Sweet Water Season demonstrations occur at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and conclude with a tasty morsel of cornbread soaked in maple syrup. Don’t know what type of syrup you enjoy most? Syrup is similar to wine with many distinct flavours! Warm up in the heated Deer Clan Longhouse with syrup sampling flights at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.