Sugar Moon Maple Syrup Farm

Sugar Moon Farm

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While in the Truro area to go to the Snowpak Dog Sledding Adventures  and to the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park  we decided to expand our adventure to include the Sugar Moon Farm.

Sugar Moon Farm is one of the only places in Nova Scotia where you can go watch and learn about maple syrup production – straight from the trees!

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Here’s what the website says:

Sugar Moon Farm, a working maple farm in the Cobequid Hills of Northern Nova Scotia.
Discover 200 acres of sugar maples and cleared land, a rustic log sugar camp and restaurant.

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Every spring when the winter days begin to lengthen, we hike up the hill, gather the beautiful crystal clear sap from sugar maples and transform it into pure maple syrup over a roaring wood fire.  
   
Come visit us! We welcome visitors year round. Each season has its own charm.

Enjoy all-day maple brunch in our log restaurant.  Taste the spectrum of maple flavours from the latest sugar season.  Stroll through the sugar camp with us and learn about the magic and mystery of making maple syrup.  Hike some of the prettiest trails in northern Nova Scotia.

Our Adventure

We arrived on one of the coldest days of the winter, so quickly headed inside the log cabin to the restaurant.

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We added our name to the list of guests waiting for a table.

While waiting, we curled up with one of the many kids’ books about maple syrup.

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Then, we headed to adjacent room to see the displays about tapping maple syrup.

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We also got to sample some of Sugar Moon’s maple syrup.

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There were two types to try: one was from the beginning of the season, and the second from the end of the season. You could definitely tell how the syrup got sweeter as time went by! Also, the colour became darker and richer.

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It took about 45 minutes for us to be seated. Had the weather been a bit warmer, we would have gone out side to explore the woods, or some of the hiking trail. This would have made the time go faster!

Seating at the Sugar Moon restaurant is communal, meaning you sit with other families to enjoy your meal.

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We ordered a bit of everything, and smothered it all in Sugar Moon’s maple syrup.

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Everyone is given fresh biscuits with a maple butter spread. Yummm!

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Everything is wholesome and made with whole wheat flour. This might be an acquired taste for some kids, so be sure to warn them!

Book a Maple Magic Tour

If you are interested in learning more about maple syrup and its production, book a Maple Magic Tour.
Tours include a maple brunch, testing, a tour of the sugar camp and maple sugar on the snow. These tours are about 2.5 hours, and gives you the full maple experience.

Try Snowshoeing or Hiking

Sugar Moon Farm is situated in one of the best areas of the province for outdoor recreation. There are over 30 km of trails created by the Cobequid Eco-Trails Society within minutes of the farm that are perfect for hiking, snowshoeing and back-country skiing, in addition to snowmobile/ATV trails.

One of the trails leads right from the Sugar Moon parking lot. This is a 6.5km trail.

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Snowshoes can be rented from Sugar Moon.

Trail maps are here

Location

Sugar Moon is located on route 311 on the way from Truro to Tatamagouche.

It is about a 30minute drive from Truro.
Once you are on en route, it is very well signposted and easy to find!

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Add some yummy goodness to your next family adventure and visit the Sugar Moon Farm to support local entrepreneurs and learn more about maple syrup!

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