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Spring activities


Spring is in the air at Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush!

Nestled between the picturesque communities of Almonte and Pakenham, Ont., Fulton’s is one of Lanark County’s best-loved and well-known sugar camps.

The facility and grounds are home to self-guided and group guided maple tours, teambuilding training and personal development camps, corporate retreats and conferences, and special occasion banquets.

Other features include walking and Nordic hiking trails, a Maple Shoppe where you can buy maple inspired spa products, event planner’s favours, and of course everyone’s favourite—the traditional spring maple syrup season.

This spring, we invite you, your family, and friends to share in our Canadian tradition—making maple memories. And as always, admission and parking at Fulton’s is complimentary! No pets allowed — do not bring dogs to Fulton's because there are resident dogs and horses on site. Thank you!

Special activities run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends and select dates during the Spring Maple Harvest Season (mid February through to mid April) when the Maple Shoppe and Restaurant are open daily 9 am - 4 pm. For more information, call 613-256-3867 or email info@fultons.ca.


Restaurant

Upon your arrival at Fulton’s sprawling 400-acre farm, we invite you to begin your visit in our 120-seat restaurant. No reservation is needed. Just come in, order your food, and sit down to savour fluffy pancakes, maple baked beans, sausages, and maple desserts—all with enough maple syrup to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., February 14 to April 19, 2015 and with pre-arranged group bookings throughout the year.
Cash only in the restaurant. There is an ATM onsite. Free Wifi.


Maple Spring Harvest Season opening day special!

On Saturday, February 14, 2015 enjoy a 2 for 1 meal offer (second meal of equal value or less). May not be combined with any other offers.


Maple Shoppe

Looking to take a piece of Fulton’s home? Stop by the beautiful Maple Shoppe to sample and buy pure Canadian maple syrup, maple gourmet foods, and bath and body care products from our very own Maple Luscious line. Take home our maple recipe sheet and be sure to ask about our event favours.

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., February 14 to April 19, 2015. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May to February. Visa, MasterCard, debit, and cash are accepted in the Maple Shoppe. Shipping available worldwide.


Maple taffy and maple cotton candy

Purchase maple snow taffy and cotton candy on weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Taffy Shack or Maple Shoppe (subject to product availability).

Cost is $2 for a taffy stick and $5 for maple cotton candy.


Backyard Sugar Maker’s Workshop

Sunday, February 15, 2015
12:30-2 p.m.

Spend Family Day weekend at Fulton’s to learn how your family can tap the backyard maple tree, collect the sap, and turn it into maple syrup. Take home supplies (one kit/family) and step-by-step instructions included.

Call 613-256-3867 to reserve your spot. Cost is $20/family (plus HST).


Family Day at Fulton’s

Monday, February 16, 2015
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Special activities include horse drawn sleigh rides, and face painting.


Horse drawn rides

Enjoy a horse drawn ride through the sugar bush every Saturday and Sunday, Family Day (February 16), Monday to Sunday during March Break, and Easter weekend, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost is $2/person (off season or private bookings – $250/hour)


March Break sugar bush magic

Saturday, March 14 to Sunday, March 22, 2015

Share in the March Break sugar bush magic daily. Prices and times vary for activities.

• Horse drawn rides (daily) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Campfires (select dates)
• Trail games (‘I Spy’ and ‘Fulton’s Ultimate Challenge’)
• Trails – walk, hike, snowshoe, ski, or toboggan (bring your own equipment; some adult snowshoes available onsite)


Campfire tales and marshmallow roast

Sundays in March

Join Cliff Bennett, award winning local naturalist and a founding member of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN), for campfire tales and a marshmallow roast on select Sundays in March.

Cliff operates a summer canoeing program, is a woodlot owner near Clayton, and enjoys learning about sustainable forest management. He is a retired teacher and has spent many years teaching woodland skills and outdoor adventures. Cliff is also an avid birder. He is donating his fees to the MVFN Nature Bursary Fund.

Chad Clifford will be joining Cliff at the campfire this year with
Shaving horse demos (bows, paddles, flutes), Birchbark craft.  Boiling sap around fire in cast pot or log. Primitive fire starting , hand twisting natural fibre rope or Animal tracks walk--depending on weather and conditions for that day.


Pakenham Maple Run Studio Tour

March 21 and 22, 2015

The first signs of spring are beginning to appear! Birds are returning home, maple trees being to run their sap, and the 11th season of the Pakenham Maple Run Studio Tour is here. Enjoy a scenic drive on Saturday, March 21 or Sunday, March 22 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to indulge in sweet maple products and to meet local craftspeople and fine artists on this popular self-guided studio tour that takes place in and around historic Pakenham. Maps and detailed tour destination descriptions can be picked up at Fulton’s, Pakenham General Store, or any tour stop along the way (look for the green maple leaf sign). You can also visit www.mapleruntour.ca or call 613-624-2062.


Senior’s entertainment

April 2015 dates yet to be determined.

Enjoy a scrumptious pancake lunch (including sausages, maple baked beans, and dessert) while tapping your toes to music by the Irons in the Fire Celtic Band. Reserve your spot by calling 613-256-3867 or email info@fultons.ca.


Easter weekend celebration

Friday, April 3 to Monday, April 6, 2015

Special activities include:

• Face painting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Easter egg hunt on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every half hour; $2/child for children up to eight years of age
• Maple taffy ($2) and cotton candy ($5)
• Musical entertainment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Horse drawn rides from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Trail games (‘I Spy’, 'Hawkeye Adventure' and ‘Fulton’s Ultimate Challenge’)
• Trails – walk, hike, snowshoe, ski, or toboggan (bring your own equipment; some adult snowshoes available onsite)


Children’s play area

A great way for kids to release energy, get some fresh air, and more importantly, have fun!


Weekend face painting

Looking for some dramatic flare? Visit out face painting hut in the children’s play area every Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Cost is $2 to $5/child.


‘I Spy’ game in the forest

What do you spy in the forest? Pick up your playing card in the Maple Shoppe or at our information booth. Return the card and receive a surprise!


Live entertainment

Every Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the open season, be entertained by lively, local musicians in the pancake house.


Clowning around

Dates in 2015 season yet to be determined.

The Caring Clowns visit Fulton’s, bringing fun and frivolity! The clowns use their skills to spread the joy of clowning with people of all ages in our community. Whenever and where ever, through smiles, laughter, and play, the Caring Clowns mission is to make Heart 2 Heart connections.


Fulton’s nature trails

Bring your skis, snowshoes, and toboggans to explore our trails. New! A limited number of adult snowshoes are available onsite.

• Yellow Trail – 45 minutes (with interpretive handout)
• Green Trail/Maple Trail – 40 minutes
• Blue Trail/Children Discovery – 15 minutes (with interpretive signs)
• Orange Trail/Nordic Hiking Trail – 50 minutes


Self-guided maple tour

Offered every day. Enjoy this tour at no charge. Pick up an information sheet in the Maple Shoppe or at our information booth.


Group bookings

Definition of groups required to pre-book a visit to Fulton’s include those prepaying as a group, booking private horse drawn sleigh rides and/or guided tours (price varies depending on day of week).

There are no group bookings on Sundays.

Please note: We do not grant exclusivity to groups during our spring season from February 14 to April 19, 2015; all activities remain open to general public.