Sometimes when I write a Weekendtrip recommendation, my tastebuds get the best of me, particularly when I am suggesting something sweet.
Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush in Lanark County (291 Sixth Concession Rd, Pakenham ON) is conveniently nestled amongst 400 forested acres of stunning beauty between the towns of Almonte and Pakenham.
The property has been in Fulton Family for over 160 years and the current owners are tapping into the same maple trees that their ancestors drew sap from in the… 1840s!
A visit here is unlike any other. You can start off in the restaurant where pancakes, sausages, maple desserts and maple baked beans are available to your stomach’s content. Advance reservations are not necessary.
As for the grounds themselves, again, there are no admission fees and even the parking is free.
When you visit the Sugar Camp, you’ll get to talk to Scott, a 5th generation syrup producer and visit the Maple Shoppe to try a host of products created with maple syrup that include (wait for it) a “Maple Luscious Bath & Body Care” line.
If you are the more adventurous you can explore the forest yourself with a self-guided tour.
Really, a trip to Fulton’s couldn’t be more satisfying both for your sweet tooth and for the serenity that its majestic landscape and provides for your soul.
The Pancake House & Sugar Bush is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until April 21. For more information, check out the Fulton website.