Are you ready to take the most Canadian adventure ever? The Muskoka Maple Trail is an adventure that brings you all things Maple Syrup!
Join us in Huntsville from March 13 – April 29th for the best maple experiences you can find. From maple sugar bush tours, pancake breakfasts, maple sweets and baked goods, to maple inspired cuisine, try one of each and have yourself the sweetest adventure in Canada!
And don’t forget to experience all things maple at the Muskoka Maple Festival on Saturday April 29th!
Sugar Bush Tours
Maple Bluff Farm
Maple Bluff Farm is a small, friendly, family-run, maple syrup business with just over 3,200 taps in the heart of Muskoka, operating since 2004. We are 5 minutes from downtown Huntsville & welcome drop-ins every day during the maple season for a more intimate maple experience. We offer a large variety of maple syrup bottles in various sizes and we have a delicious line of maple products and candy prepared by us at the Farm. Free tours & samples every day during the sugaring season.
Mark’s Muskoka Maple
Mark’s Muskoka Maple has been producing syrup locally since 1975! Visitors to the sugar bush will experience a ‘walk in the maple forest’ while enjoying the unmistakable aroma of boiling sap. Mark and Hazel will greet you with tasters of their award winning maple syrup as well as maple-inspired products like maple sugar, maple butter and maple seasonings. Visitors are welcome to visit the sugar bush throughout the maple harvest. Boiling sap hours may vary throughout the harvest, so always call first to ensure that Maple Mark is around. Home Phone: 705-789-8569 or cell: 705-380-1515.
Sugar Bush Hill Maple Farm
Come and visit us and celebrate the arrival of spring. Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm is located in the heart of Muskoka only 10 minutes south of Huntsville, On. Our 3,200 tap “State Of The Art” sugaring operation (yes, we’re wood fired) has a convenient roadside location for your easy access.
Sweet Muskoka is a small, local maple syrup operation making syrup in the Deerhurst Resort sugar bush close to Huntsville. It provides maple syrup to Deerhurst Resort and sells to locals and visitors from the sugar shack while in season (mid-March to mid-April). Syrup is also sold from the farm gate at 185 Morgan’s Rd, the remainder of the year. Visitors are welcomed to tour the sugar shack (Deerhurst Highlands Golf parking lot) view tools and equipment used in the past to make syrup, discuss the process of traditional and current syrup making with Brian and walk the trails in the sugar bush to see sap being collected.
We are generally open most days throughout the syrup season, particularly on those days when the sap is flowing (cold nights/warm days) from 11:00 to 4:00. Best to call ahead before heading out at either 705 789 9098 or 705 571 7066.
Experience the Muskoka Maple Trail in Comfort and enjoy an overnight stay at the Huntsville Comfort Inn.
- One nights accommodation
- Complimentary Full Breakfast which includes waffles and local Maple Syrup from Maple Bluff Farm. Visit Maple Bluff Farm (5 minutes from hotel) for a free sugar bush tour and samples. Open 7 days a week during sugaring season from 10am – 4pm
- Complimentary Maple Tour gift upon check in
- Free WIFI to get your update on maple activities
- Free Maple Tour Map
Need a break after Winter? Rejuvenate your mind and body with fresh Muskoka air. Experience the beauty of spring and the long time tradition of the sugaring season at Deerhurst Resort.
Enjoy everything maple with maple inspired menus available March 20 – April 29, plus our signature Canada 150 breakfast poutine available daily at Eclipse. Drop by the Maple Sugar Shack until April 29, located behind Steamers. Hours of operation vary, so please call ahead to confirm daily operation: 705-789-7113 ext. 4333.
Book this offer midweek and enjoy 20% off spa services at Amba Spa.
Rates starting from just $99*/night midweek with some bonus weekends included!
Hidden Valley Resort
Maple Bed & Breakfast Package at Hidden Valley Resort. Experience a sweet overnight package at this wonderful resort overlooking Peninsula Lake.
This maple experience package includes your overnight accommodation, a maple inspired breakfast for two, and a $20 credit to be used in their Birches dining room or lounge.
Book today, and enjoy the spectacular views overlooking Peninsula Lake, surrounded by maple trees, tapped to capture the liquid gold of Muskoka.
Rates: from $145 per night
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Huntsville
Stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Huntsville (rated #1 Hotel in all of Canada for 2015 and Torchbearer in 2016 by Intercontinental Hotels Group) for your Muskoka Maple Getaway, and enjoy a complimentary maple welcome gift in your room upon arrival, which will include a small bottle of our local maple syrup. Then start your day off with a complimentary breakfast which includes our famous fresh-made pancakes served again with our local maple syrup! What better way to experience everything the Muskoka Maple Trail has to offer?
This Muskoka Maple Trail package is only available by calling 705-788-9500. You must specify with our customer service representative that you are booking the Muskoka Maple Trail package to receive our special maple welcome gift. Rates from Sunday to Thursday $109.00 plus HST and Friday and Saturday $139.00 plus HST. We look forward to having you as our guest!
Baked Goods & Sweets
Fresh Ingredients • Fresh Ideas • Fresh Everything
During the Maple Trail, Farmer’s Daughter will be featuring a number of delicious menu items. When you are at this gourmet market, be sure to pick up one of their made in-house maple hot sauces!
Maple Bowls are available every day of the week, and are considered our Power Parfait – greek yogurt, topped with our homemade Goodness Gracious Granola, fresh seasonal fruit, bee pollen, beet sugar (we make), Maple Bluff’s Maple Syrup *super good for reducing inflammation, calming.
Grab a freshly baked Muskoka Maple Butter Tart, and pair it with one of their Maple Drink specials: Maple Water (pure maple sap), Maple Mint Latte, and the Detox Maple Steamer –steamed milk, organic detox tea and Maple Syrup
Seven Main Cafe
Located in the oldest existing commercial building in town, Seven Main Café features the freshly brewed coffee and over 35 teas, fresh home cooking and freshly baked sweets all made from scratch. Come enjoy our quaint, cozy and relaxed neighbourhood Muskoka café.
They will be featuring maple baked goods every day throughout the Muskoka Maple Trail, from butter tarts, cookies, muffins and biscuits. Stop in to see what the baker has in store for you, and pair with one of their freshly brewed coffees or teas.
Whimsical Bakery is a small batch studio bakery in downtown Huntsville, that is a popular stop among locals and visitors to the area. They have recently moved into their new location, so stop in to admire their new storefront and cafe while enjoying one of their maple treats.
For the Muskoka Maple Trail, Whimsical Bakery is featuring freshly baked maple shortbread, maple eclairs, maple caramel corn and oh so much more! These maple sweets are divine, so be sure to make this a stop on your maple adventure.
3 Guys and a Stove
3 Guys And A Stove is a favourite among locals, visitors and seasonal residents, with their comfortable ambiance, knowledgeable and friendly staff, exceptional menu and creative dishes inspired by local ingredients. A restaurant for people with taste, a stop at 3 Guys is a must!
For the Muskoka Maple Trail, Jeff Suddaby and his culinary team will be featuring maple goodness at their famous Weekend Marche Breakfast, and will feature their maple inspired cuisine during the dinner hour.
Their famous Weekend Marche Breakfasts are always popular. Available on Saturdays (9-12) and Sundays (9-12:30), 3 GUYS will serve be serving up fresh pancakes, french toast and waffles served with fresh, local maple syrup
MMM…MAPLE! Discover the joys of maple syrup at Deerhurst Resort with maple inspired menus and a visit to the sugar shack!
Stop in for breakfast and try their two maple inspired breakfast items available daily – Canada 150 breakfast poutine and the signature crunchy french toast.
While at the resort, you can also visit the Sweet Muskoka sugar bush in the Deerhurst Highlands Parking Lot. Hours vary for the sugar bush so call ahead: 705-789-9098
Farmer’s Maple French Toast served Saturdays and Sundays –thick slices cinnamon and spice egg bread (Henrietta Pine Bakery) loaded with fresh fruit, whipping cream and served with Maple Bluff Farm Maple Syrup & 2 stripes of our Maple Pepper baked bacon *gluten free option available.
Seven Main Cafe
For the Muskoka Maple Trail, visit 7 days a week for their maple breakfast special; fresh Belgium Waffles topped with strawberry compote and whipped cream served with fresh local maple syrup from Maple Bluff Farm.
Maple Inspired Dining
3 Guys and a Stove
Drawing inspiration from the dish they served at last year’s Muskoka Maple Festival that sold out, 3 GUYS will be serving Charred Pork Back Ribs with Muskoka Maple Molasses BBQ sauce for dinner, 7 days a week. Finish off this delicious dish with a freshly baked slice of Muskoka Maple Pecan Pie.
Visit Deerhurst Resort during the Maple Trail and Maple Table D’hôte, available March 20 – April 29, 2017. Indulge in this springtime tradition and enjoy items like grilled maple crusted berkshire pork tenderloin and smoked maple and vidalia onion soup with the Maple Table D’hôte available at Eclipse. 3 courses for $49*/person, HST and service charge extra.
Signature Maple Experiences
Back of Beyond Equine Experiences
For the Muskoka Maple Trail, Back of Beyond Equine Centre is offering an amazing experience inspired by our local maple! Go for a nostalgic sleigh ride together through the bush and warm up by the campfire after with a hot beverage and some sweet maple snacks! Perfect adventure for families or couples, and just minutes from Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm.
Start your private adventure with a tour of the horse farm followed by a nostalgic sleigh or wagon ride through private woodland trails. As you glide along behind the big draft horses, you can see how maple trees were tapped in days gone by. After the ride, warm your toes and roast marshmallows over a crackling campfire while sipping a hot drink and sampling maple snacks. Complete package takes about 1.5 to 2 hours – the sleigh ride is approximately 40 minutes. Children 4 and under no charge. Choose from 2 comfortable red sleighs/wagons; a cozy smaller sleigh that holds up to 5 adults and a larger one for up to 14 people. Reservations required.
For more information on the Muskoka Maple Trail and to see a full listing of experiences please CLICK HERE. And be sure to join us at the Muskoka Maple Festival in downtown Huntsville on Saturday April 29th!