Tap into the fun at Bronte Creek Provincial Park this month as their annual Maple Syrup Festival gets underway starting March 1 and running until March 30. Ontario Parks has some pretty cool events every year and Bronte Creek’s legendary maple syrup festival is right up there on the cool-o-meter.
Yes folks fresh Ontario maple syrup will be flowing over pancakes, bacon, snow cones and into the mouths of babes as visitors get set to celebrate one of Top 100 Festivals in Ontario. Fresh air, fun, delicious maple syrup, games and loads of fun await for visitors of all ages.
“I think our maple syrup festival is pretty fantastic because it celebrates a delicious and very important part of our Ontario heritage and takes visitors back to a simpler time,” says Sheila Wiebe, Natural Heritage Education Specialist at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
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The theme of this year’s festival is The Victorian Farmhouse so put away your smart phones folks. There’ll be no texting around ye old hearth as park staff in period costumes make taffy on wood-burning stoves while explaining the joys and hardships of living off the land. No heat, no hydro, no running water here, just good old-fashioned hard work and fun.
Play dress-up in Victorian costumes and have a family portrait taken. Kids can haul water, play on hay bales and visit the farm animals.
2. Learn how maple syrup is made.
“As interpreters we are striving to move people towards environmentalstewardship, even by doing something as simple as watching maple syrup flow this time of year or learning how precious water is and was to our ancestors. We want people to take what they learn and experience at the festival and share it with others so we can grow stewardship of our parks today and tomorrow,” says Wiebe.
So pull on your snow pants and head out to Bronte Creek’s annual Maple Syrup Festival this March. How cool will that be?
Watch a video of the Bronte Creek Maple Syrup Festival here:
And to see more of the Cool Things at Bronte Creek, check out this video:
Visit the landing page: OntarioParks.com/coolthings to learn more about Cool Things in Ontario Parks.