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Maple Sugar Shack

Deerhurst Maple Discovery Trail & Sugar Shack Experience

Saturdays & Sundays from March 20 to April 25, 2021
Plus Easter Monday, April 5 and daily during Spring Break, April 12 – 16, 2021

A walk through the woods. A crackling campfire. The sweet aroma of maple syrup simmering in a cauldron. Add a sip of warm, velvety syrup to taste and voila! Welcome to maple syrup season in Muskoka.

New Interpretive Maple Discovery Trail – How Many Maple Fun Facts Can You Find?

Admission is complimentary; limited to resort guests only this year due to social distancing restrictions. Note: Feel free to explore the trail to enjoy a walk when the Sugar Shack is not open….

This spring, Deerhurst Resort is celebrating the sugaring season with a new Maple Discovery Trail leading to its iconic sugar shack. Make your way along our new interpretative trail leading from the sugar bush pump house at the bottom of the hill, up through the maple woods to the Deerhurst Sugar Shack at the top.

Along the way guests can follow the story of how maple syrup is made, gather ‘Fun Facts’ to answer our Maple Syrup quiz then enjoy a sweet maple treat at the sugar shack!

Maple Sugar Shack Experience*
11am – 4pm Weekends
through April 25th | Closed April 16th-18th

(For resort guests only. No reservations; first come first serve. Limit 25 people at one time. Please respect social distancing and wear a mask at the sugar shack.)

Once at the Deerhurst Maple Sugar Shack (which you can also drive to), guests will step into the past to witness the old-fashioned spile and bucket method of collecting sap, learn the history of making syrup, how a modern evaporator works and best of all, taste a sample of delicious warm syrup straight from a socially distanced maple syrup line!

Return back via the Maple Discovery Trail, or continue up to the Lookout Trail for incredible resort views!

*Disclaimer: With syrup demand greatly reduced due to no breakfast buffets this year, the maple operation is operating for demonstration purposes only this spring. 

Maple Syrup Culinary Creations

This is also the time of year, Executive Chef, Rory Golden, who has championed the Deerhurst Maple Sugar Shack for almost 30 years, delights with delectable maple specials on all the resort menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Why not forgo the usual pancakes and try the Maple Breakfast Poutine, or tuck into  Maple Crème Brule for a heavenly dessert.)

Watch for Maple Syrup Menu Specials soon! 

In the meantime, here’s how to make Deerhurst’s delicious Maple Breakfast Poutine


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*Rate is per room, per night, based on double occupancy (two adults per room) with up to two children 18 years and under sharing parents’ room free. Rates shown are applicable to select accommodation and may fluctuate based on dates and availability. Subject to availability and minimum stay requirements. (i.e. two and three night stays may be required on select dates). 13% HST,  4% Municipal Accommodation Tax (Huntsville) and resort fee are additional.

For all arrivals up to April 30, 2021: The deposit is refundable when reservation is cancelled up to 72 hours prior to arrival. 72 hours  prior to arrival the balance is charged to the credit card at which time the entire amount becomes non-refundable if cancelled/shortened.

Deerhurst Resort is not responsible for any package components or recreational facilities made unavailable due to weather and/or circumstances beyond our control. Advance booking is recommended for show, spa and other recreational activities. For complete details, including our deposit and cancellation policy, please click here.