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 over 3,000 gallons of maple sap each hour.
Open to the public March 12th–27th and all of March Break, 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.