The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can’t quite make out what’s being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature's phone with this Groupon.
$9 for Maple-Farm Tour for Two ($19 Value)
Pairs take wagon rides (a $7 value each) to the maple farm's sugar bush, where they can watch and learn about the process of making real syrup. This deal includes a 40-millilitre bottle of syrup in a maple-leaf-shaped bottle to take home (a $5 value). Choose one of the following dates: Saturday, February 23; Sunday, February 24; Saturday March 2; Sunday March 3.
Shady Grove Maple Co.
When Dan and Heather Goetz first started bottling maple syrup, their efforts were humble. A standard harvest included the use of about 100 pails and generated around 25 gallons of the saccharine nectar—barely enough to cover a single waffle. Today, the couple process sap from 11 woodlots, using modern vacuum-tubing systems to process nearly 2,200 gallons of maple sap each hour.
Open to the public on weekends until April 20th, the farm hosts pancake breakfasts, family-friendly tours, and wagon rides (no booking necessary) to the sugar bush where visitors can whisper sweet nothings to woo sappy trees. Before guests browse the maple-centric goodies sold at the Maple Shoppe, the Goetz's invite them to also visit the farm's new petting zoo and nature trail.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Fantastic place to visit. In prime season, get there right when it opens on the weekends. Wear waterproof boots :)”
“We love it, staff was amazing, friendly and VERY informative.”
“Absolutely fantastic for the kids - they were very informative of how the syrup is made lots for the kids to do and live music too boot - we would go again!!!”
6640 Fife Rd.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J4