Maple Syrup isn't just a spring time treat.
Simcoe County has lots of sweet experiences to offer all year round.
Book a tour! Many local producers offer self-guided or guided tours of their sugar bush and facilities. Visit these sites for more details!
Maple Infused Foods
Simcoe County is home to many great businesses that use locally sourced maple syrup to prepare their delicious fare!
Shop at the Farm
Get out of the city and shop at the farm! Visit your nearest maple syrup producer for a shopping excursion where your favourite liquid gold is made.
NOTE: Some of these locations have posted hours of operation and some are open by appointment. Consult their websites for details.
Simcoe County has many great farm markets and local food shops that sell locally produced maple syrup. Each one is worth a visit. We dare you to pick a favourite!
Keep an eye on our
Events page, for all the details on upcoming festivals and events, like these.
Farmers' Markets are plentiful in Simcoe County and are another great place to find locally produced maple syrup.
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EXPERIENCE MAPLE IN SIMCOE COUNTY
Maple syrup is considered by many to be a farmer’s first crop of the year. There are several grades of maple syrup from extra light to dark. The lighter the maple syrup the more subtle its taste. Early maple syrup tends to be clearer and lighter in taste, but as the season progresses it becomes darker and takes on a more carmelized flavour. Just like any other gourmet food, the flavour and aroma of maple syrup can vary widely between producers. The reason for this is that the composition of the maple trees’ sap changes during the season, over the years, and varies from region to region. Like a fine wine, each farm’s syrup will have its own bouquet.
In Simcoe County the sugaring season, when the sap is generally collected from sugar maple trees, starts around mid-February and can last to mid-April.
Plan Your Sweet Overnight in Simcoe County Simcoe County offers so many welcoming places to visit and delicious flavours to experience that you'll want to stay here for more than just one day! Georgian Bay Hotel & Conference Centre is an ideal place to stay. Located near the shores of Georgian Bay, close to downtown Collingwood, and a short ride to many of the County's best maple syrup producers it's perfectly situated to enable you to explore all the sweet things that Simcoe County has to offer.