Maple Tasting

There is some mystery and a good deal of fascination in the production and tasting of light, medium and amber maple syrups. We offer guests an opportunity to taste these syrups and to hear Don’s informative commentary on the various syrup grades. This activity is available for groups participating in the all-inclusive Making Maple Syrup - A Forest's Story experience.

This event takes place usually at the time of our guests’ arrival, at around 4:15 each day. 

Maple Forest Tour

We also offer a complementary self-guided tour of our 75 acre Ontario Managed maple Forest. The tour includes a glimpse into the life of a Canadian hardwood forest, a walk by forest maple plantations and a visit to the traditional sugar house and production facilities. Guests should inform us of their interest in the tour on the day of their arrival at The Deakins. Tours begin at 8:45 am following breakfast and are approximately an hour’s duration. Walking on the forest trail is easy and the pace is leisurely.

Schools Educational Program

Every spring and fall school children are invited to visit The Deakins sugar bush where they learn about the production of maple syrup and the life of a maple forest. Teachers contact the Deakins directly (613 757 3209) to reserve a time. Bookings should be made well in advance as there is a limit on the number of tours that can be accommodated.