Maple Madness Begins This Weekend

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This weekend, Maple Madness will begin at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area.

The continuing event runs throughout the March Break dates of Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17. It will also take place during the weekends of March 11 and 12, March 18 and 19, March 25 and 26 and April 1 and 2.

On all those days the sugar bush will be open from 9 am to 4 pm.

Visitors can ride a tractor-drawn wagon into the sugar bush and watch how early settlers made maple syrup and how it’s done today.

You’ll be able to enjoy delicious pancakes with maple syrup, plus there will be maple syrup and maple sugar available to purchase to take home.

Along with pancakes, families can watch puppet shows, tree tapping demonstrations, First Nations Display, the annual Conservation Foundation bake sale March 18 and ‘Old Tyme Sugar Bush Chores’. There’s so much to do, families may want to visit more than once during Maple Madness.

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Check out the event page for a complete schedule of special events at

The Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is located on Division Street just two kilometres north of Highway 401. During Maple Madness, entry fees are: $6 per person for adults and children over 12, and $3.50 per person for children 12 and under, to a maximum fee of $16 per car.

For more information about the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, visit or call (613) 546-4228 x 500 or toll free in the 613 region at 1-877-956-CRCA (2722).

You can also find them at Facebook and on Twitter at @CataraquiRCA.

 Photo: Michael Stern (cc)