Celebrate maple syrup season at Ganaraska Forest this weekend

Maple Syrup Day takes place on April 1 and Treetop Trekking Ganaraska opens for season

You can enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Valley sap-collecting route during Maple Syrup Day at the Ganaraska Forest Centre (photo courtesy of GRCA)
You can enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Valley sap-collecting route during Maple Syrup Day at the Ganaraska Forest Centre (photo courtesy of GRCA)

As the 2017 maple syrup season winds down, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is hosting its annual Maple Syrup Day on Saturday, April 1st.

The family-oriented event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ganaraska Forest Centre.

You can learn all about the tradition of maple syrup production through site tours, demonstrations, stories, and games. Children will have a blast creating crafts and having their faces painted, while you can enjoy live music in the Great Hall before settling in for a pancake feast. Maple syrup and other sweet treats will be available on site from Ferguson Farms.

Learn all about the tradition of maple syrup production at Ganaraska Forest Centre on April 1 (photo courtesy of GRCA)
Learn all about the tradition of maple syrup production at Ganaraska Forest Centre on April 1 (photo courtesy of GRCA)

Admission to Maple Syrup Day is $15 per adult and $10 per child (16 and under). Registration is not required; just purchase your tickets at the Gatehouse upon entry to Ganaraska Forest Centre.

If your family want to put those maple syrup calories to good use, you can also visit Treetop Trekking Ganaraska, Ontario’s original zip line aerial park experience, which opens for the season on April 1st. They will be offering a special try-it 90-minute zipline and aerial game trek.

Spots are limited, so call them at 905-797-2000 for reservations and pricing (make sure to mention Maple Syrup Day).

Treetop Trekking Ganaraska opens for the season on April 1 and has a special try-it session available for Maple Syrup Day attendees (photo: Treetop Trekking Ganaraska)
Treetop Trekking Ganaraska opens for the season on April 1 and has a special try-it session available for Maple Syrup Day attendees (photo: Treetop Trekking Ganaraska)

For more information about and directions to Ganaraska Forest Centre, visit www.ganaraskaforestcentre.ca.

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