It’s that hopeful time of the year when the thoughts of every Canadian turn toward the promise of spring. The days are longer, the sun stronger, and the promise of maple season is just around the corner. Mountsberg Conservation Areas invites you to join in on the excitement of the season with The Sugarmaker’s Breakfast.
Join us in Mountsberg’s Maple Town on Saturday, February 24 or Sunday, February 25 to participate in the time old tradition of maple tapping. Maple season traditionally began with neighbours, friends, and family trekking into the forest to tap the trees together. The first harvest of the year was a time for celebration!
The Sugarmaker’s Breakfast begins with a hearty pancake breakfast by the woodstove followed by a wagon ride and tour of Mountsberg’s 150 year old sugar bush. Learn about the rich history of maple sugaring, how to identify different species of maples, and then learn how to tap a tree in the sugar bush and hang your own bucket! Each family will receive a tapping kit to take home as a souvenir of their visit. Guests can head straight home to search for trees of tappable size on their property, or plan to stay all day to enjoy all the festivities in Maple Town, the family friendly barnyard, and renowned Mountsberg Raptor Centre!
Admission for the Sugarmaker’s Breakfast is by advance registration only online at www.conservationhalton.ca/events. Call Mountsberg at (905) 854-2276 for more detail. Registration fees are Adults $25, Seniors (ages 65 and older) and Children (ages 14 years and under) $16. Fees do not include HST.