Sweet Season is Here

Maple Town opens March 2 at Conservation Halton’s Mountsberg Conservation Area in Campbellville & also at Crawford Lake CA, & runs until April 7 on weekends, holidays & March break. At Mountsberg, you can ride in a horse-drawn wagon, examine sap dripping into buckets, learn how syrup is made, feed chickadees from the hand, have pancakes & syrup, & stock up on goodies from the gift shop! For more details see conservationhalton.ca.
Here are some photos by Mike Davis & me, Gloria Hildebrandt, from our maple experience today:

Approaching Maple Town in a comfy open-air wagon led by two Percheron horses.

The beautiful & mighty Percheron draft horses are permanent residents of Mountsberg Conservation Area & spend five months of the year out to pasture.
Enjoy Maple Town in the deciduous forest at Mountsberg Conservation Area, also home to birds of prey at the Raptor Centre.
Early settlers boiled sap in iron kettles for days over open fires.
Tom the sugar maker is happy to explain how the evaporator turns maple sap into syrup.
Burlington MP Karina Gould tapped a Sugar Maple to collect sap in a bucket.
With help from the Conservation Halton expert Maple tree tapper, Karina Gould MP successfully attached a sap bucket for maple syrup.
Karina Gould MP, right, & others, had an educational, guided taste test of various syrups.
A delicious lunch featuring maple syrup as an ingredient in & topping for a beverage, biscuit & pancakes.
And the end of all the effort is the Canadian liquid treasure.


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