How to find a maple sugar camp in New Brunswick
It’s a sure sign of spring – maple sugar season in New Brunswick!
Maple sugar camps are generally open to the public from mid-March to mid-April. Pickle Planet Moncton has a handy guide to some of the most family-friendly camps in Moncton, Riverview, Dieppe, and New Brunswick in general. Please remember: most camps are cash only!
(Updated March 2021, but PLEASE consult each producer via the links provided to ensure up-to-date information, as the pandemic measures change rapidly.)
Maple Sugar Camps in the Greater Moncton Area
Renton Brothers Family Sugarbush is a great spot to visit, filled with family history (it’s a 5th generation tradition!) – and check out their social media for some great videos and photos behind-the-scenes. They’re open Saturdays and Sundays in 2021 (no taffy on the snow or large gathers in 2021) at 1270 Gorge Rd in Moncton.
Trites Maples is offering a grab-and-go service for their products for 2021, available weekends from March 6 through April 11, 9am-2pm. The camp generally produces syrup, sugar, butter, and hard candy. Head for the “4th camp with the green metal roof” at the end of Maple Ridge Trail, about a 15-minute walk from where you can park at 1270 Gorge Road in Moncton. Call 506-383-5190 for more info or check their active social media for updates.
Did you know that the City of Moncton runs its own sugar bush and has for more than 20 years? It was the first Canadian municipality to do so, as part of a forest management program. For 2021, the camp is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm & Saturdays from 9am to noon. Tours are limited & must be arranged in advance; to book, or to arrange purchase of products, call 506-381-4285.
Riverview’s annual Maple Sugar Festival takes place March 26-28, 2021! Celebrate our local & national maple harvest tradition with a “weekend of maple-infused menus & promotions all over town” and a Maple Tour that will stretch from Riverview to Alma, thanks to a partnership with Foods of the Fundy Valley. Watch for more details soon!
More Maple Sugar Camps in New Brunswick
If you’re looking for something a little farther away, why not visit La Causerie, a sugar bush camp in the Kent area, about a 40-minute drive from Moncton. Contact them for details and check out their lovely restaurant, available for bookings year-round.
It appears the traditional Sugar Bush weekends at Kings Landing Historical Settlement are paused this year, as is the annual Festival de la Capitale de l’Érable de l’Atlantique (Maple Capital of the Atlantic Festival) in Saint-Quentin.
A children’s book straight from the source! Read about maple sugaring through the words of Kim Renton, who lives in the heart of Moncton’s maple belt, Stilesville. An educational assistant, Kim’s book is based on the questions children often ask when they come to the maple sugar camps. Order your copy of What-cha Doin? from Chocolate River Publishing via Nimbus.
One of my favourite alphabet books! M is for Maple is a lovely way to share our country’s heritage with your family.
Need a yummy recipe to go with all that fresh maple syrup you picked up? Check out these waffles – perfect for a fun family breakfast feast (or dinner – why not?!).
MORE MAPLE CAMPS IN NEW BRUNSWICK
We created this of maple sugar camps across the province pre-pandemic; please check individual links for 2021 information.
Elmhurst Outdoors is a great spot to enjoy a maple experience on the Kingston Peninsula.
65 Ganong Road, Erbs Cove | (506) 832-4421
Dumfries Maples is a sugar bush and pancake house, with an extended season.
7520 Route 102, Dumfries | (506) 575-8277
Little Mactaquac Maples offer tours and yummy treats on site!
61 Scotch Lake Road, Scotch Settlement | 506-363-2504
Kenneth Maple Farms is sugar bush and pancake house.
71 Kenneth Road, West Glassville
Sucrerie La Source De L’Erable is a fourth-generation family sugar shack offering tours and brunch!
265 Route 180, Des Resources Rd, Saint-Quentin | 506-235-2519
Paradis de la Petite Montagne is a fun campsite that offers a sugar bush experience in the winter.
472, Chemin de la P’tite Montagne, Saint-André (Grand-Sault) | (506) 473-6683
Sucrerie Chiasson offers two locations for brunch and tours.
1871 Rue Bellechasse, Paquetville | (506) 764-3280
244 Rue des Erables, Paquetville | (506) 764-3277
Érablière La Kabane is a family-run maple sugar camp in Grand Falls.
59 Broadway Boulevard, St-Anne, Grand Falls | (506) 426-3035
Lavoie Maple Sugar House has been operating for five generations.
346 Chemin David, Rivière-Verte | (506) 206-3929
Érablière et Ferme Soucy & Fils offers tours and lots of products.
369 Chemin des Lavoie & 693 Rue Principale, Saint-Basile, Edmunston | (506) 739-3569
Érablière de la Montagne Verte is a long-operating family affair, with sugar bush visits in season.
Sugar Bush at Chemin McCoy, Green River Region | (506) 735-5062