Sweet Treats await at Island Lake’s Maple Syrup Festival

Monday, March 11, 2019 by Credit Valley Conservation

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Tap into the sweet taste of spring at the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival at Island Lake Conservation Area on March 15, 16 and 23. The annual festival, hosted by Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), offers families a chance to explore nature, learn about maple syrup production and sample the tasty Canadian treat.

The festival features sugarbush tours, taffy tasting, wagon rides, giant games and all-day pancakes with real maple syrup. CVC has once again partnered with local businesses to bring more to the festival experience. Visitors can participate in axe throwing by Far Shot, enjoy activities with the Museum of Dufferin, get their face painted by Makin’ Faces, visit the Metis trapping and heritage display or witness chainsaw carvings with Scott Rowe.

The Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival is an annual event held by partners CVC and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). The event is also hosted at three other locations, including Terra Cotta Conservation Area in Halton Hills, Kortright Centre for Conservation in Woodbridge and Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area in Stouffville.

With many sites to choose from and activities for the whole family, the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival is a seasonal favorite. Visitors can discover the history, customs, production methods and even taste real maple syrup. Through the festival, CVC and TRCA help visitors understand, enjoy and appreciate nature.

Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets online to receive unlimited general admission to all four festival locations. For event hours, schedule of events and prices, visit Tap into spring during the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival. Hours and days vary by location.


Caption: A young visitor tries out a yoke with maple syrup buckets at the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. That watershed is the area of land defined by where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.


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