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 over 3,000 gallons of maple sap each hour.
Open to the public on weekends until April 5th, 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.
94% of 386 customers recommend
“The ground was quite muddy due to melting snow, so it would be good idea to bring a pair of rubber boots. Also they only take cash at the entrance, and cash &...”
“The ground was quite muddy due to melting snow, so it would be good idea to bring a pair of rubber boots. Also they only take cash at the entrance, and cash & debit card at gift shop, so bring some cash with you :)”
“Make sure you wear good boots for the outdoors. And be sure to have some pancakes, they were delicious! ”
“Excellent pancake breakfast. The pancakes were fluffly, portion size was amazing, and the maple syrup was perfect. We loved the eating space, with it's toddler play...”
“Excellent pancake breakfast. The pancakes were fluffly, portion size was amazing, and the maple syrup was perfect. We loved the eating space, with it's toddler play area. We also enjoyed the hiking trail and the petting zoo.”