The SUGAR MAPLE Trail was established to celebrate Canada’s 150th Sesquicentennial as a one of a kind taste trail!  Ontario’s Highlands boasts outstanding sugar maple forests managed and operated by dedicated maple syrup producers that have passed on the art of sugaring off throughout several generations.  The trail showcases not only the cultural heritage of maple syrup but the many delectable ways the sugar maple enhances cuisine, beverages and Canadians lifestyle.   

  • County of Haliburton – Features artisan studios and sugar bushes that blend the significance of the sugar maple into art, crafts, culinary and beverage delights!

  • Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve – A sustainable forest that features
    Walk in the Clouds canopy tour, a Wolf Centre and four season experiential outdoor nature programs.

  • Bark Lake Leadership & Conference Centre –  A renowned leadership centre since 1948, participate in an ecology program about the sugar maple and its life cycle.

  • Yours Outdoors – Offers guided sugar maple nature interpretative, culinary and artisanal tours and services.

  • Madawaska Kanu Centre – Visit Riverside Café and enjoy a maple latte under the resort’s maple canopy and walk the river’s edge of the Madawaska.

  • Ottawa Valley Tourist Association – Country roads meander through towns and heritage farms, participate in the valley’s unique maple adventures.

  • Lanark County – Renowned as the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario with over 200 local producers, stop in to sample the many flavours of maple.

  • The Deakin’s Maple Experience – Follow in the footsteps of a maple syrup farmer, engage in make-your-own maple syrup workshop!

  • Spectacle Lake Lodge – Participate in a special maple syrup cooking class with lodge chef to create a culinary delight!

  • Peterborough & The Kawarthas – Welcome to Peterborough & the Kawarthas, home to Canada’s Treasured Waterway, the Trent Severn, a 386 kilometre inland canal route between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay. At the waterways heart is the picturesque City of Peterborough, the Otonabee River and famed Kawarthas cottage country, just 1.5 hour drive from Toronto and 3.5 hours from Ottawa.

  • SPIRIT of the WATERFALLS – Meet Karen Moonbeam and let her lead you on a Spirit of the Waterfalls to let you disconnect to reconnect on one of five magical Eco Spiritual Experiences - The Waterfalls, The Plants, The Trees, The Stones & The Crystals.

  • Hastings County – Hastings County straddles the Canadian Shield and the St. Lawrence Lowlands between Toronto and Ottawa. In the north, Bancroft, the Gem & Mineral Capital of Canada is surrounded by dense forests, clean freshwater lakes and rivers with extensive outdoor recreational pursuits offered year round. In the south, a fertile agricultural belt anchors a growing arts and crafts hub.

  • Valley Cycle Tours – Valley Cycle Tours owned and operated by Cindy Jamieson offers unique holiday tours throughout the idyllic Ottawa Valley.  Cycle leisurely the scenic rural cycling routes with overnights at a mix of charming accommodations, guided or self-guided with van support to unique attractions.  

  • Bon Echo Provincial Park – Renowned for Mazinaw Rock, rising 100 metres above Mazinaw Lake featuring Aboriginal pictographs.  Offers full camping experiences for RV, car camping, backcountry and roofed accommodations.  Open mid-May to mid-October. 526 Campsites available.

  • Bonnechere Provincial Park – A recreational park along the historic Bonnechere River that flows into Round Lake. Trails feature natural and cultural heritage with full camping opportunities including rustic cabins. Open mid-May to mid-October. 128 Campsites available.

  • Charleston Lake Provincial Park – A favourite for family camping with swimming, boating, fishing and hiking.  Features campgrounds, backcountry sites or roofed accommodations. Open mid-May to mid- October. 236 Campsites available.

  • Darlington Provincial Park – Family camping close to the Greater Toronto Area, scenically located with a long sandy beach along Lake Ontario.  Good for day trips. Open May to mid-October. 321 Campsites available.

  • Fitzroy Provincial Park – Located at the junction of the meandering Carp River and the majestic Ottawa River. Great family camping park with large campsites. Open mid-May to mid-October. 235 Campsites available.

  • Lake St. Peter Provincial Park - Features two sandy beaches with opportunities to canoe, fish and hike. Camping pass allows daily entry to Algonquin and Silent Lake Provincial Parks. Open mid-May to mid-October. 65 Campsites available.

  • Murphys Point Provincial Park – Camping on the rugged Canadian Shield landscape.  Hike and ski trails, cabins, with access to the Rideau waterway. Offers tours of early 1900’s mica mine and other interpretative programs. Open mid-May to mid- October. 177 Campsites available.

  • Presqu’ile Provincial Park – A birding migration hotspot in spring and fall.  Two visitor centres and daily summer interpretative programs. Open May to mid-October. 394 Campsites available.

  • Rideau River Provincial Park – Family friendly campground with access to the Rideau waterway. Provides shaded, RV, car and beach picnic areas, shelters for large groups. Open mid-May to mid-September. 184 Campsites available.

  • Sandbanks Provincial Park – Features three sandy beaches along Lake Ontario. Trails and bike paths link forests, fields, dunes and beaches. Roofed accommodation available year-round. Open May to mid-October. 548 Campsites available.

  • Sharbot Lake Provincial Park – Two beautiful clear lakes for swimming, canoeing and fishing. Open mid-May to mid-October. 178 Campsites available.

  • Silent Lake Provincial Park – Quiet inner lake with rocky shoreline and two sandy beaches.  Scenic trails for hiking and mountain biking. Open mid-May to mid-October. 167 Campsites available.

  • Silver Lake Provincial Park – Located on a picturesque lake that offers great swimming, canoeing and fishing. Open mid-May to mid-September. 147 Campsites available.

  • Voyageur Provincial Park – Four beaches on the Ottawa River, marshes, and inlets full of birds and wildlife.  Spacious campsites and great fishing. Open mid-May to mid-October. 416 Campsites available.


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