Join us in the sugar bush to learn how maple syrup is made (registration required). Staff will guide participants through the sugar bush interpretive trail where you will learn how maple syrup was made in the olden days and how we make it now.

Tour Meeting Point: Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area Sugar Bush.

  • You will meet your hike leader in the sugar bush, it is a 20-25 minute walk (2 km one way) from the parking at the Outdoor Centre to the sugar bush on the service road. Please follow the signs marking the trail.
  • Please be sure to leave ample time to walk back to meet your hike leader. For example - if you book the 10:00 tour please arrive at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area at 9:30 to leave enough time to walk back to the sugar bush.
  • The guided hike will last approximately 45 mins.
  • You are welcome to walk the trails, visit the maple shop, and find family friendly activities at the Outdoor Centre after your demo.
  • As a reminder, due to covid-19 restrictions, we are not able to offer wagon rides, puppet shows or have pancakes this year.

COVID-19 Protocols: Face masks must be worn at all times during the interpretive hike for the safety of staff and other participants. Please follow instructions from staff and practice physical distancing on the trail. If you or anyone in your household is not well, please do not come to the sugar bush. Stay at home and follow all public health guidelines and protocols.

Registration: registration is required to attend the sugar bush on the weekends. Please use the registration form below. Cost is $3.50 for children 12 and under and $5.00 for adults. The Little Cataraqui Creek gate fee is not included in the registration price and is $5 per car when you arrive at the conservation area. If you are a Annual Pass holder the gate fee is $0.

How to get to the sugar bush from the Outdoor Centre


little cataraqui creek conservation area trail map

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