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)
Choose from Three Dates:
- Friday, March 29
- Saturday, March 30
- Sunday, March 31
Wagons take vistors (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 4 p.m. Though not included with this Groupon, Shady Grove Maple Co. also serves pancake breakfasts. Click here for the menu.
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.