This sugar camp, store, and pancake house in the Cobequid Mountains, about 30 km (19 miles) north of Truro off Highway 311, is Nova Scotia's only year-round maple destination. Daily in the summer and on weekends the rest of the year you can tour the working facility and hike the sugar woods. In spring, when the sap is running, you can also watch demonstrations. Afterward, tuck into whole-grain buttermilk pancakes and waffles with maple syrup, local sausage, fresh biscuits,
maple baked beans, and organic coffee at the lodge. Multiple times per year, a guest chef prepares a gourmet dinner (C$69) that cleverly incorporates maple products. At the store, you can buy your own sweet souvenirs, among them maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy, and maple butter.
Jul 15, 2012
Maple syrup, maple sausage, maple butter on biscuits, maple baked beans, and organic coffee topped w/ maple whipped cream. Are you numb yet? Surprisingly, we were quite fulfilled at the end of the meal. It's not diner-cheap (pancakes + beans + meat run you $15CAD) but we left happy. The place on paper seemed like it could be cheesy or at best kids-oriented, but there was nothing bad to pick on (other than that I could find no maple candy to take
home). Every part of the experience came together, from the shaker of shelled flax for your pancakes to the picnic-table setup to the compost washroom. :D I would've taken our server up on the farm tour and I'm usually anti such things. Bottom line: worth the long (pretty) detour from the highway.