Maple Syrup could be the key to boosting tourism in Muskoka during the off-season. The third annual Muskoka Maple Trail runs from March 9th to April 20th, which aims to bring in new visitors during a typically slow tourism period.

Jordan Mulligan, from Muskoka Tourism, says it’s pivotal to have sustainable year-round tourism.


He says offering an attraction where you can build your own itinerary acts as a draw for a typically slower month. The Muskoka Maple Trail has sugarbush tours, pancake breakfasts, maple-inspired beers and maple butter tarts.

Mulligan says maple is the theme for this shoulder-season attraction because of Muskoka’s reputation for it.


Mulligan says the Muskoka Maple Trail is growing every year, and this year people can do the guided tour from their phones using the website, or by picking up a tour map at visitor information centres. There are things to do all across Muskoka, including Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, and Huntsville.