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Download your Sugar Season handbook below.

Sugar Season Handbook.pdf
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Top Tips for Visiting Sugar Moon Farm

in the Sugar Season 

(February-March-April)

 

1.  Try to come on a Friday if you can!  If coming on Saturday or Sunday, come close to opening (9:00 am) or after 2:00 pm. Otherwise there can be a 1-3 hour wait for a table. It's the Sugar Season! On a sunny day in March and April it can be very busy! The rest of the year is calmer.

2.  Check in with the host outside as soon as you arrive.  They are usually just outside the door with a clipboard.  

 

  • put your name on the list for a table in the dining room
  • pick up a "Sugar Season Handbook" for everything you need to know about your visit
  • make sure you sign up for an indoor guided tour of the sugar camp
  • get some sugar-on-snow
  • take off and explore the woods! or you could even go to Earltown General Store, or Tatamagouche Brewing Company and come back! 

3.  If you've got mobility issues or small children/infants in your group, tell the hostess.  You can drop your guests closer to the building while you go park.  And we reserve some space inside weather for sitting + breastfeeding .  Just know that it's much quieter on Fridays; this might be a better option for very elderly + more vulnerable visitors.

4.  Dress for winter!  We're usually snowier than anywhere else and we've got great trails to snowshoe or hike.  And if it's a nice day, and we're boiling, there may be a wait for a table - being dressed for outside is key!  Bring snowshoes if you have them!

5.  Plan on going for a woods hike or snowshoe.  You don't want to miss this part of your experience.  We rent snowshoes - reserve ahead or by chance.  Ask staff about the great trails.  Check TRAIL CONDITIONS.  Know the trails before you set out - it is easy to get lost in the woods.  Ask staff for assistance.  Read about the trails in the "sugar season hand book" on site.

6.  Have a dog?  We are a working farm with livestock protection dogs and electric fences.  Remember that...

  • all dogs MUST be on lead at all times (trail or not)
  • No dogs on the farm trails (any trails behind the building or up toward our house on the Alex MacDonald Road)
  • dogs are allowed on the Rogart Mtn Trail STRICTLY on lead
  • Pick up after you dog and take waste with you – we do not have disposal on site

 

READ OUR FAQ PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SUGAR SEASON VISITS!

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