A Taste of Maple

It’s that time of year again! Spring is super sweet in Headwaters

A Taste of Maple 2019 takes place from Thursday, March 14 – Sunday, April 14, 2019


Dufferin County Museum & Archives

March 15 & 16 – 10 am to 4 pm
The MoD will be at the Sugar Bush Maple Syrup Festival at Credit Valley Conservation’s Island Lake in Orangeville. Come visit our booth and participate in our maple syrup-themed games and activities, including a dress-up photo booth.

Plus, enter our contest to win a family membership to the museum.
For information about the festival and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.maplesyrupfest.com

March Break is FREE at the Museum!

Visit the museum with your family for FREE during March Break. Come explore the museum and check out our exhibit activities and challenges, including a museum-wide scavenger hunt. Fun for all ages.


Ecology Retreat Centre

Sweeten your stay with a retreat in this lovely forest setting!

Far Shot Recreation

Come join us at Terra Cotta Conservation AreaCredit Valley Conservation at the maple syrup festival for some axe throwing outdoors.

March 9 @ 9:30am-5:00pm
March 30 @ 9:30am-5:00pm
April 6 @ 9:30am-5:00pm


Stop by and enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich, made with layers of Pine River’s Maple Cheddar.

Gourmandissimo Catering + Fine Food Shop

Have you ever tried Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam, or Maple Apple Scones? Now is the time.

Heatherlea Farm Shoppe

Drop in to our cafe where you will find sweet and savoury combos!

Hockley Valley Resort

Get a taste of spring in Headwaters country!

Inglewood Antique Market

From vintage sap buckets to maple antiques, you don’t want to miss out on these items adorned with the symbol of sap season.


Island Lake Conservation Area

Tap into spring and enjoy activities that include giant games, taffy tasting, wagon rides, maple syrup demonstrations, face painting, axe throwing and archery, and of course real maple syrup and pancakes at the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival!

Don’t Miss – Maple Syrup by Lamplight – Fri April 5th & Sat April 6th – Book your Tickets

Kitchen to the Table

Get what you need to  make your own maple doughnuts!

Landman Gardens and Bakery

Sweetening things up with homemade baked goods at the store or book a seat in the Blackhouse for a five course farm to table menu featuring delicious, local maple syrup.

Lavender Blue

Savour the maple flavours (at both locations) from scones, salad and maple cinnamon granola. Yes please!

Marlene Madole – Visual Artist

Inspired by the maple tree, Marlene Madole will lead you in creating your own ‘tree portrait’ painting in watercolour.

Millcroft Inn and Spa

The Magic of Maple – Make it a maple getaway complete with a bottle of locally produced maple syrup, maple treats, a sugarbush walking tour and taffy making demonstration, plus a host of maple themed cocktails, menu items and spa treatments during Taste of Maple.

Orangeville Farmers’ Market

Visit Orangeville Farmers’ Market in the heart of Downtown Orangeville during Taste of Maple for something special in celebration of the sweet seasonal syrup.

Peartree Bed & Breakfast

Wake up and smell the maple. Enjoy a fresh, local, homemade, maple inspired breakfast during your stay.

Red Hen Gallery

During Taste of Maple, feast your eyes on maple inspired pieces featured at the gallery.

Rock Garden Farms

Opening in March for the season, Rock Garden Farms is featuring all sorts of maple syrup candies as well as Wicked Shortbread maple cookies.

Rosemont General Store & Kitchen

Celebrate the maple harvest by stopping in for a classic pancake breakfast. While you’re there, check out all the goodies and gifts in the country store including the illustrative children’s book, Tapping for Sap!

Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

Maple takes over the menu at Spirit Tree during Taste of Maple with Winter Bliss Cider and wood-fired maple bacon pizza house. Or treat yourself to a house baked maple butter tart!

Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Enjoy syrup-making demonstrations, live entertainment, family-friendly activities, taffy tasting and of course a plate of fresh pancakes with real maple syrup. Enjoy a full lineup of performers, including old favourites and new additions like a blacksmith and a dog show.

Don’t Miss Out! – Maple Syrup:A Guided Sugarbush Tour – Sat Mar 23rd – Book your Tickets Online

Theatre Orangeville

Watch & Enjoy the sweetness of Headwaters talent!

The Globe

Taste the Seasons!  Food tells the story of the region. Come, sample and enjoy!

Wicked Shortbread

Join us and enjoy our signature Maple Sugar Shortbread, Maple Pecan Shortbread Bar and Maple Butter Macarons all made with authentic Headwaters maple syrup.

Woodfield Farm

Fresh for Taste of Maple: our popular maple baked beans, maple carrot ginger soup, maple granola (made with locally sourced oats) and be sure to stop in each week for a freshly baked maple treat.

Read about past events in these stories:

Spring Brings Sweet Local Flavours to A Taste of MapleA Taste of Maple in Orangeville – Scrumptious Eats on Broadway, Barley Vine Rail Co. & The Optimist Club Maple Syrup FestivalVisitors to the region had a chance to take part in a Maple Syrup Festival, enjoy delicious maple cowboy breakfasts, enroll in maple cooking classes, be inspired by maple themed art or even create their own at a painting class! All this plus the delicious Tastes of Maple on offer via special desserts, savouries, prix fixe meals and more to tempt the taste buds.