Warmer days, but still cool nights usher us into Spring, and with the hopeful change to the seasons, comes Northern Ontario’s sweetest natural wonder: Maple Syrup. The Algoma region, and more specifically St. Joseph Island, is home to many of Ontario’s maple syrup producers. In fact, the St. Joe’s 30 commercial producers account for 18% of Ontario’s maple syrup production! So, why not enjoy one of these pancake breakfast events while you’re in the area.
St. Joseph Island Maple Syrup Festival
Royal Canadian Legion, Richard’s Landing
Small market with maple products and crafts, plus local producers offer free tours, weather permitting.
April 4, 5, 11 and 12, 8am
$9 adults/$5 kids (10 and under)
Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast
Conservation Authority Sugar Shack
April 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12, 9am-1pm
$9 adults/$7 seniors/$5 kids (6-12)/Free kids under 6
This annual event is held in the historic Sugar Shack on 5th line (just 10 minutes from the Inn). One hundred percent of the proceeds are donated to a number of local charities that support initiatives for kids and youth.
I was in town for business. I did not expect much out of this place, but I am happy to say that they have exceeded my expectations in terms of cleanliness, being Green, and the restaurant and pub food, and service quality. This is surely the place I will be staying at for my next business trip.- Alba