Mapleside is a family-owned Sugar Bush operation in the heart of the Ottawa Valley near Pembroke, Ontario, run by Carol Anne and Ray Bonenberg.
At Mapleside, we use a combination of traditional methods and the newest technology to ensure the highest quality and purity in our maple products.
The Taste of Nature
For many people, the words "maple syrup" and "maple sugar" kindle fond memories of quieter, simpler times when old fashioned values prevailed. In the early days, making quality maple syrup using traditional methods and simple tools, involved a great deal of hard work. At Mapleside, we've tried to build on those traditional values.
The Mapleside Shanty
Our old-style shanty takes you back to those quieter, simpler times. We still use a wood-fired evaporator to make our premium quality Canadian maple syrup.
Come visit our "sugar bush" and learn how the Ontario's first agricultural crop is harvested and processed. Take a walk in the maples and see the "maple shanty" where the syrup is made every spring.
Our facility and our store are both wheelchair accessible.
Nature provides the change of season in the spring that stimulates the maple sap-run, and brings us our busiest time of the year in March, April and May.
Stop in by chance or by appointment to observe nature's harvest. See how the sap is collected and transferred to the shanty for boiling.
While you're here, shop for pure Canadian maple products to share with friends and family.
In the off season, call to set up a visit to tour our facility or shop for pure Canadian maple products.
Take Highway 41 south to Rankin. Turn right onto Green Lake Road. Drive three km and turn left onto Reiche Road. Follow the signs to Mapleside.
Take Highway 41 north to Green Lake Road. Turn left onto Green Lake Road. Drive three km and turn left onto Reiche Road. Follow the signs to Mapleside.