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Tap into Maple Fun in Durham Region this Spring

Oh, here we go again! Winter’s taking a bow, and what do you know? The days are stretching like lazy cats in the sun, and the mercury’s creeping up, whispering sweet nothings about maple syrup time. Cue the fanfare from now to May—it’s your golden ticket to drown in the sticky sweetness of maple madness in the Durham Region.

Maple Season in Durham Region

Gather your squad, drag the fam, it’s time to sip on nature’s nectar, stuff faces with pancakes, and watch how that liquid gold gets from tree to table. We’ve whipped up a list of all the maple shindigs and shenanigans you absolutely can’t miss. Get ready to tap into the fun!

Pefferlaw Creek Farms Maple Syrup Festival

Where: 12300 Concession Road 6, Uxbridge, ON. (View Map)

DatesSaturdays and Sundays from Now to April 21 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

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Dive headfirst into the sensory overload that is Pefferlaw Creek Farm! Got a nose for adventure? Follow it straight to the sugar bush for a day jam-packed with tapping and sugar bush tours, hiking, and sticky-sweet maple taffy.

To top it all off, enjoy live music (on select dates) all while you demolish a pancake feast that’s nothing short of legendary. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill flapjacks; we’re talking a secret family recipe, the kind of whole ingredients, sausages from Willowtree Farms and an ocean of fresh maple syrup. Get ready to indulge your taste buds and maybe wear stretchy pants.

Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival

Where: 38 Coates Road E. Oshawa, ON.  (View Map)

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays now to April 7

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Strap in for a DIY adventure that’ll whisk you away to the land of modern marvels (hello, state-of-the-art evaporator), games that’ll make you forget your phone, and activities that scream old-school fun. Ever fancied a ride in a horse-drawn wagon? Buckle up, because we’re rolling old school. Watch as sap goes from from tree to table and feast on pancakes paired with Halenda’s finest sausages and drizzled with the legendary Purple Woods Maple Syrup (gluten-free options available).  Before leaving, be sure to stop by the Heritage store for a souvenir and of course some sweet maple treats.

Circle April 5 on your calendar, from 7 to 9 p.m., for an evening that’s a little bit magic, a little bit mystery. Munch on some scrumptious treats swimming in real maple syrup before you grab a lantern and tiptoe through the sugarbush by the light of flickering candles. Gather ‘round the fire to hear tales of syrupy lore that’ll stick with you longer than the syrup on your fingers. Dive into a syrup tasting like no other, where you’ll play Goldilocks with the different grades of maple syrup. Remember, signing up for the Lantern Walk is a must – it’s an exclusive ticket to a night you won’t forget!

Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival

Where: 1 River St. Sunderland, ON. (View Map)

Dates: April 6-7

Sunderland Maple fest

Celebrate the 27th anniversary of this beloved Maple Syrup Festival and all the things that make Sunderland so darn unique. Celebrate the tradition of making maple syrup by enjoying a local sugar shack tour, a historic bus tour, live entertainment, air bounce adventures, bathtub races and of course, a delicious pancake breakfast!

Bowmanville Maplefest

Where: King Street East, from Scugog Street to George Street, Bowmanville (View Map)

Dates: May 4 (9am-5pm)

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Discover the local maple syrup producers of Durham Region! Mapley treats ranging everything from donuts and cheese to candy, nuts, fudge and more. Take a walk through four city blocks and explore artisan items, tasty eats and unique, independent restaurants and shops.

Tap into Fun!

We hope you enjoy all the sticky-sweet fun that Durham Region has to offer this season.