Published March 2018
Since 1984, Kings Landing has opened its doors each spring to celebrate New Brunswick’s longstanding tradition of maple syrup making. Here’s why you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss out this year:
1. Maple Syrup
It’s our national treasure for a reason. That reason is deliciousness. Tasty!
You will not find a better photo-op in March. Seriously. Rustic barns, horse-drawn wagons, open fires, maple candy, a 19th-century sawmill — all nestled along the Saint John River. Perfect your poses now.
3. Craft Beer
Picaroons will be offering free samples of their traditional ales. Pints of Simeon Jones River Valley Amber Ale and Maple Cream Ale can be purchased at the King’s Head Inn pub.
It’s not every day you get to hop on a horse-drawn wagon and get around town 1800s style.
If you’re up for it, Sugar Bush is the perfect opportunity to sample this delicacy that was once a staple in rural New Brunswick.
6. Making History Awesome
Did you know that when the Loyalists settled in New Brunswick in the late-1700s, families spent 5-6 weeks camping in the woods together each spring to prepare maple sugar? Come pay homage to this sweet 200+-year-old tradition.
If you purchase your 2018 season pass on or before March 18, you’ll get in for free AND you’ll save 25% at other New Brunswick attractions. With a season pass, you can visit Kings Landing – any time you want, as many times as you want – from June 9 until October 8, 2018. To order your season pass, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 506-363-4974.
8. (Mostly) Unselfish Pancakes
York Sunbury Search & Rescue will be serving up their 26th annual fundraising breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day of Sugar Bush. Come stuff your face with pancakes and support a good cause!
Kings Landing’s 35th Annual Sugar Bush will be held on March 10-11 and March 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission fees to the site are $12 per family, $7 per adult and $3.50 per child. Maple candy on the snow will be sold for $2 per stick. York Sunbury Search & Rescue’s fundraising breakfast is $11 per adult and $8 per child at the door. Check it out and make a little history of your own!
Or plan your own adventure right now at TourismNewBrunswick.ca