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 50-millilitre fancy-glass bottle of syrup to take home (a $5 value). Tours operate between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Choose one of the following dates:
- Saturday, March 9
- Sunday, March 10
- Monday, March 11
- Tuesday, March 12
- Wednesday, March 13
- Thursday, March 14
- Friday, March 15
- Saturday, March 16
- Sunday, March 17
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 taps trees across six woodlots, using modern vacuum-tubing systems to process nearly 2,200 gallons of maple sap each hour.
Open to the public on weekends, the farm hosts pancake breakfasts, family-friendly tours, and wagon rides 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.