Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area

Three visitors celebrate March’s Maple Madness with pancakes
smothered with real maple syrup.

You can celebrate all four seasons of fun, but winter is special at the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority’s (CRCA) Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. It is two km north of Highway 401’s Exit 617 (Division Street/Perth Road) at Kingston.

This conservation area features provincially significant wetlands, meadowlands and mixed forest. It is crisscrossed by a 14 km network of looped trails and almost all are groomed in winter for cross-country skiing. Need equipment? Rent skis, skates or snowshoes at the Outdoor Centre.

Every March, the CRCA celebrates that Canadian icon, maple syrup. Using sap collected from its demonstration sugar bush, daily displays illustrate how maple syrup used to be made and how it is made today. Maple Madness features fun yet educational puppet shows, guided tours and activities such as taffy-on-the-snow.

Visitors reach the sugar bush in tractor-drawn covered wagons. The more active may walk there in 20 minutes.

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority
P.O. Box 160, 1641 Perth Road,
Glenburnie, ON, K0H 1S0
Tel: (613) 546-4228
Toll free in 613: (877) 956-CRCA
Fax: (613) 547-6474

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