Frosty nights and sunny days mean New Brunswick’s world-renowned and über-yummy maple syrup is flowing.
And this year maple season gets a little more “mmm” as sugar shacks and craft breweries around the province are partnering to create maplelicious brews.
That means you can take part in that most New Brunswick of traditions – visiting a sugar bush to see sap transform into syrup. Then you can head to a partnering craft brewery to see how that same syrup is transformed into a delicious craft beer. You can’t get more local than that.
Your Guide to Celebrating Sticky Season
1. Hit a Sugaring Off Party
The sugar shack, that’s where it’s at for the spring party of the year. With demonstrations, sugar camp tours, wagon rides, bonfires with maple s’mores, and breakfasts galore – this is the sweetest way to celebrate the transformation of sap into maple syrup, taffy, and sugar.
2.Enjoy a Beer Tasting
With so many great pairings of craft breweries with sugar bushes, you know the taps will be flowing with maple beers you just have to try. So pull up a barstool at a participating craft brewery to taste their take on maple.
3. Twirl Up Some Taffy
Maple taffy is a tradition not to be missed. Fresh, hot maple syrup is poured onto snow. Then it’s your turn to stop, drop, and roll your popsicle stick to make your own sticky treat.
4. Dig In to Some Breakfast
Stacks of fluffy pancakes drenched in fresh maple syrup. Wood-fired baked beans. Bacon, sausages, biscuits... Is your mouth watering yet? Then make sure to head out to one of the many maple breakfasts happening across the province.
5. Witness the Running of the Sap
Less dangerous than the running of the bulls and 100x sweeter, witnessing the running of the sap is a sure sign spring has arrived. Plus, you get to see your syrup come right from the source.
6. Snowshoe Through a Sugar Bush
Many sugar bushes are located in gorgeous locations so you’ll definitely want to strap on some snowshoes and go on an adventure through the maple trees (plus, you can put all that sugar energy to good use!).
However you choose to indulge, Sticky Season is here, so check out all the sweet experiences waiting for you around the province.
Or plan your own adventure right now at TourismNewBrunswick.ca