The Peel District Sugar Bush program has been in operation for more than 40 years and provides families with an educational activity and a hands-on experience. The program is run by Peel District School Board teachers and staff during March Break.
Families are invited to get involved as spring come to life in the following activities:
- help tap trees and empty sap buckets.
- Sample some homemade maple syrup.
- Hike along our trails and feed the friendly chickadees by hand.
- Learn how pioneers collected and produced syrup compared to modern-day operations.
- Experience the indigenous roots of sweet water.
- Visit the sugar shack where the sap boils and clouds of sweet smelling steam billow out of the chimney.
The cost is $5.00/adult and $4.00/child 12 and under. Lunch will be available for purchase. It will include: hot chocolate, cookies and hotdogs for you to roast over an open fire.
Directions to Jack Smythe Field Centre, 14592 Winston Churchill Blvd., Terra Cotta:
North on Mississauga Rd, Left on King Street (You will see Credit View P.S. on your left), Right on Winston Churchill Blvd (You will pass the Terra Cotta Conservation Area on your left) to the top of the hill and left into the Jack Smythe site.
For more information, please contact the Jack Smythe Field Centre at 1-905-877-7771.