Maple Syrup Festival at Bronte Creek

Maple Syrup Festival at Bronte Creek
March 23, 2014 Amber Rohal

There’s nothing I like more in March than maple syrup. It’s a miserable month as far as I’m concerned. Cold, wet, and endless. And this winter has been particularly grueling. But I’m willing to wrap up and head outside for a taste of the sweet stuff.

Last year we went to Mountsberg Conservation which was great, but this year we decided to stay closer to home. Less time in the car and less disruption to our littlest guy’s nap time.

We ventured out on one of the milder March days but thankfully we still bundled up as the wind was fierce. The kids didn’t seem to mind though. We arrived just after opening and caught the first tractor out to the pancake house. (We knew from previous experience just how busy they get!)

Ready to burn off the sugar we walked the trail (very short and easily doable with stroller and kids) and caught up to a tour. One of the most intersting things for me was seeing how engaged DS4 was with the tour.  He listened attentively and peered into every metal bucket on the trail. OK, that last part was a bit tedious but who am I to interfere with such hands-on learning.

One of the great things about Bronte Creek is the playbarn where the kiddies can run off steam and wear themselves out. Ours were no exception.