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Sugar Shacks: Northern Ontario's Sweet Spring Ritual



The temperatures have been, err, rising, which means spring is near. One of spring's sweetest gifts is maple syrup, tapped from the sap of Maple trees which hug Northeastern Ontario's landscape.
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Visit a sugar shack in Northeastern Ontario to taste maple syrup in its truest form, and every form in between; liquid, spread, candy, toffee, or frozen. While you're visiting, take a tour of the on-site sugar bush and learn about the tapping process.

Generally, sap begins to flow in mid-March and lasts for 4 to 6 weeks. The best time to visit is when daytime temperatures rise above freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit / 0 Celsius), because the rising temperatures create pressure in the tree trunk, and the sap begins to flow.

 Once the tapping has come to an end, the community of Powassan comes together to celebrate the season with the Annual Powassan Maple Syrup Festival - It's worth a visit!

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A Handy List of Sugar Shacks in Northeastern Ontario

Sucrerie Seguin Sugarbush

28 Poirier Rd,
Lavigne, ON P0H 1R0
Phone: 705-594-1087
Website: seguinsugarbush.com/

Matthews Maple Syrup

239 Ski Hill Road, RR 2
Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0
Phone: 705-724-3427
Website: www.matthewsmaple.com

Bella Hill Maple Syrup

47 Bella Hill Rd, RR 2
Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0
Phone: 705-724-3647

Zavitz Maple Syrup Products

142 Willingdon Dr
North Bay, ON P1C 1G3
Phone: 705-476-7340

Barmont Syrup Products

23 Calford St,
Naughton, ON P0M 2M0
Phone: 705-692-9557

Lee Hayden

657 Robertson Rd, RR 1
Gore Bay, ON P0P 1H0
Phone: 705-282-0027

228 Smith Bay Rd
Gore Bay, ON
Phone: 705-282-8758
Website: www.mrfarm.ca

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