$9 for a Tour and Wagon Ride for Two from Shady Grove Maple Co. ($19 Value). Three Dates Available.

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Tour of modern maple farm includes a wagon ride to the sugar bush and an up-close look at operations; includes a take-home bottle of syrup

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Expires Mar 31st, 2013. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 2 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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<p>

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.<p>

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

  • “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!!!”

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    Guelph

    6640 Fife Rd.

    Woolwich, Ontario N1H 6J4

    519-651-1206

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