We share this special video in honour of Don and Mary Helen Deakin whose beloved maple woodlot and country home gave so many a rich appreciation for the sugar maple tree!  The NEW Maple Experience is now being offered by Yours Outdoors!


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.   

  • City of Kawartha Lakes - Perfect destination to explore the natural beauty of Ontario while experiencing authentic food, culture, arts and entertainment. Just ninety minutes north east of Toronto.

  • County of Haliburton –Features artisan studios and sugar bushes that blend the significance of the sugar maple into art, crafts, culinary and beverage delights. Situated 2.5 hours northeast of Toronto.

  • 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.

  • 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 unique culinary and food & beverage producers.

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

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

  • Northumberland County - The rolling hills of Northumberland, just one hour east of Toronto, give way to historic and architecturally attractive main streets for dining and shopping along the shoreline of Lake Ontario.

  • Ottawa Valley Tourist Association – Country roads meander through towns and heritage farms, participate in the valley's unique maple adventures. Follows the Ottawa Valley just 1.5 hour northwest of Ottawa, known as the Whitewater Capital of Canada!

  • 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.

  • South Pond Farms - A heritage, sixty acre farmstead, features a farmhouse, a working country kitchen, a restored barn and an iconic tile silo with an open-air bar and intimate dining settings during the summer months and year round authentic experiences with cabin accommodation.

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

  • 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.

  • Westben Concerts at the Barn - Renowned for its award-winning summer music festival of Concerts at The Barn held annually on the 50-acre century farm near the quaint town of Campbellford in Northumberland County, just two hours east of Toronto. New, fall colour weekend soundscape walkabouts!

  • 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, guided or self-guided with van support to unique attractions.

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

  • Balsam Provincial Park – Located in the Kawartha Lakes on the Trent-Severn Waterway.  Offers spacious campsites, a large sandy beach, picnic area, boating and fishing opportunities. Open mid-May to mid-October. 506 Campsites available.

  • 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.

  • Emily Provincial Park – Recreational park located along the Trent-Severn Waterway in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes. Excellent opportunities for fishing and paddling excursions. Open mid-May to mid-October. 300 Campsites available.

  • Ferris Provincial Park – Spectacular lookout over Ranney Falls and a suspension bridge over the Trent River Gorge. Great family camping park with large campsites for tents, trailers and RV’s.  Open mid-May to mid-October.  163 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 and 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.


  • Best Western Plus Parkside Inn & Spa, The White House – A full-service boutique inn & spa and a charming heritage inn overlooking Stewart Park, downtown Perth, just one hour west of Ottawa.

  • Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre – Newly renovated hotel and conference centre with all service amenities and hospitality of the Ottawa Valley.

  • Elmhirst’s Resort – A fully sustainable, green resort with scenic lakeside cottages offers packages with delicious farm to table gourmet meals situated on Rice Lake, Part of the Trent Severn waterway.

  • Spectacle Lake Lodge – In 1989, the Mahussier’s found the ‘Perfect Place’ to build a quaint four season wilderness lodge, nestled in the trees on a small, serene lake…Spectacle Lake just 35 kilometres east of Algonquin Park.

  • The Whitewater Inn – Situated in Beachburg of the Ottawa Valley is a century old inn, recently renovated with landscaped grounds features five bedrooms tastefully appointed each with their own ensuite bathroom.  Overnight stays are accompanied by a leisurely self-catered breakfast with optional catered dinners.

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