April 19, 2022: Fulton’s trails are closed for the season. Our Maple Shop is open Tuesday and Friday from 10-3 only. This season, our trails will open early on January 14, 2023, however the Maple Shop will only be open on Tuesdays and Fridays until we open for the season on February 18th.
NEW! “Historic Pakenham sugar bush reinvents itself after closure of pancake house”, by Ashley Kulp, Carleton Place Almonte Canadian Gazette – see it on Inside Ottawa Valley.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an entrance fee?
For those staying to enjoy the property: use the trails, playground, bring a picnic lunch, visit the Heritage Path, etc., there is a $20 site fee/VEHICLE/day (yes…per vehicle! Invite your friends and carpool to Fulton’s). If you would like to enjoy the trails more often during our season, there is a $40/month option. Brush off those skis and snow shoes!
Purchase your site fee online or pay on the day of arrival. Watch for signs.
Just coming to shop or pick up an online order? The site fee does not apply.
Do I need a reservation to visit?
We do not offer any reservations – just come and join in the fun!
Reservations are not required, but if you plan to use the trails, purchasing your site pass online before you arrive is an easy option.
To walk the trails are snowshoes needed?
Our Maple Syrup Producer, Scott, does an amazing job grooming the trails throughout the season. Most of the time, just your boots will do.
As temperatures rise, the snow will soften, become patchy, and then be replaced by Spring mud. Warm, waterproof boots are always recommended.
Are there washrooms onsite?
- Outdoor: accessible Port-a-Pottie
- Indoor: 2 small indoor washrooms and a baby change station in the Maple Shop (retail store)
Are pets allowed?
No. As we have horses on site, visiting pets are not allowed on the property (except licensed service dogs).
Accessible parking and entrance?
There is a designated accessible parking area near the Maple Shop. Please watch for the signs. If you require any assistance, please ask our staff or ring the doorbell at either doors. We’re happy to help!
Do you have a restaurant?
Our Pancake House Restaurant has closed permanently. That same space has been transformed into a beautiful, more spacious retail shopping area.
Do you have any food to purchase?
Yes, we have several “grab-n-go” refreshments on-site (decadent maple cookies, butter tarts, maple nuts, hot chocolate, coffee, tea etc.).
You can also pick up a breakfast bundle in the Maple Shop to cook your favourite Fulton’s pancake meal at home.
And don’t forget a Sugar Bush MUST:
Maple Taffy $4 (card payment preferred) – available at the Taffy Shack on Saturdays and Sundays.
Will you have horse-drawn sleigh rides this year?
Yes, Mitchell’s Sleigh Rides are excited to return this season from 11am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays, the Ontario March Break (March 13-17) and on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Easter Weekend (April 7-9).
As always, sudden changes in weather can result in cancellations, so always check our social media (Facebook, Instagram) for any last minute updates. The fee is $4/person, payable to the Mitchell Team (cash only – no ATM on site).
Other outdoor activities (no charge)
We have a small playground, sledding hill (bring your own small sled), 8km of trails and trail games (bring your own cross country skis or snowshoes). The Heritage Path is a great historical area. On select weekends, gather around the campfire with our Outdoor Educator, Chad. Watch our social media pages Facebook and Instagram for updates.
Do you offer guided tours?
We do not offer formal guided tours, however our team is happy to answer all your curious maple questions.
Is curbside pickup an option?
Yes. Our staff are happy to bring your online order out to your vehicle (watch for specific parking near the Maple Shop). You are also welcome to come in and pick up your order.
Is wholesale pricing available?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will be in touch!
The 2022 season is unfolding. Our trails and the maple store are open daily until April 18th. Details.