🗓️ 2023 Dates & Times:
May 20th – October 8th
Saturdays & Sundays
10:30am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm*
Adult (12+) $22/person (+HST)
Child (3-11) $12/person (+HST)
Tasting Board add-on is an additional cost
⏳ Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours
📍 Location: 2519 Effingham St., Pelham
⭐Must be booked in advance⭐
We believe something this good and this rare deserves to be celebrated all year ✨
Follow Our Expert Guide
Beneath the iconic maple leaves of the off-season sugar bush, witness how in our four generations of sugar-making, we still craft our syrup 100% pure and simple.
Discover the modern world of maple syrup production, the traditions that have survived the centuries, and the innovations that make today’s farms thrive.
Take shade under the mighty maples for a legendary sugar bush treat
Finish the tour with a tasting of the 4 flavours of maple syrup:
Golden, Amber, Dark and Very Dark
What’s the science that causes maple syrup to get darker and stronger later in the season?
Why is maple syrup production often compared to wine?
How does the soil make Ontario maple syrup unique?
Add a Tasting Board
Enjoy the complete experience by adding a maple-inspired charcuterie board to see how we use maple syrup beyond the breakfast table
*The tasting board add-on is NOT available when booking the 3:00pm tour time.
If you wish to enjoy a tasting board and would like to join the 3:00pm tour, please arrive at our farm by 2:00pm and order a tasting board in person BEFORE the tour begins.
- Start out in our Sugar Shack, the hub of maple production
- Embark on a tractor-pulled wagon ride to the heart of our forest
- Venture along our groomed walking trails with our expert Guide
- Take shade under the mighty maples for a legendary sugar bush treat — Taffy-on-Snow!
- Finish the tour with a maple syrup tasting and see how we use maple beyond the breakfast table
- Add a Tasting Board of authentic Canadian specialties after your tour (optional)
How should I prepare for the tour?
Dress for the weather — sometimes umbrellas, boots and raincoats are a good idea. Wear comfortable shoes and prepare to walk outdoors for at least an hour. Sunscreen and a bottle of water on hot summer days may come in handy!
Do you offer a picnic lunch?
Discover Maple Tour Policy
Year Round Farm Policies
Rules of the Farm
There is no smoking and no pets policy for the farm. There are many wood buildings on the property and we take no smoking very seriously. Smoking is permitted in the parking lot and there is a butt container at the entrance to the farm from the parking lot. Sometimes we have fires going in the sugar bush for demonstration but for the care of the wildlife and courteousness of the other guests there is no smoking allowed in the forest.
We do have accessible parking spaces near the entrance to the farm in the parking lot. The Maple Sweet Shop and the Sugar Shack are wheelchair accessible. Our washrooms are wheelchair accessible — up to 32” wide.
The trails in the Sugar Bush are not wheelchair accessible as there are several steep hills and the ground can be uneven with loose stones in places. Proper outdoor footwear when visiting is recommended. Our trails are stroller friendly! Sport models or styles with larger wheels are recommended; fold-up, umbrella style strollers are not. You’ll have to lift the stroller up the steps to the wagon if visiting our sugar bush, please ask one of our helpful staff to assist you in this, if needed.
Discover Maple Tour Policies
Online tickets can be purchased up until 1 hour before the tour start time. We strongly recommend purchasing tickets online to guarantee your spot and ensure that the tour will run. If we have not received at least one advance booking for any given tour, the tour will not operate. Walk-in tickets may be purchased at our farm, however there is no guarantee that walk-in tickets will be available.
Tickets are refundable up to 24 hours before the tour. You can cancel directly through your online booking confirmation email until midnight the day before your tour. Cancellations via email/phone can be refunded up until 5:00pm the day before your tour. No shows are nonrefundable.
The tour starts at the stated time so arrive early as to not miss your tour. If you have gotten lost or traffic is holding you up and you know you are not going to make it on time, it is advisable to call the farm.
Late arrivals cannot be accommodated after the wagon has left for the sugar bush.
Any cancelled tours due to weather or unforeseen circumstance will be refunded. In the event of a cancelled tour, we will send out an email as soon as possible prior to the tour time booked. If you do not have access to your email on the day of your tour and it is inclement weather (pouring rain, high winds, etc.) call the farm to find out if your tour has been cancelled. If we have not cancelled the tour and you do not wish to participate it is up to you to cancel 24 hours before your tour to get a refund. No shows are nonrefundable.
Tours Booked Through Third Party Vendors (ie. Trip Advisor):
If you purchased tickets through Trip Advisors or another third-party vendor, the cancellation policy as applicable to that vendor applies. Different vendors may have different cancellation policies, be sure to carefully read through and understand the details before you purchase tickets. White Meadows Farms is not responsible for processing refunds for tickets purchased through a third party vendor.