Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush

Lakeside Dr, Thorndale ON
$ Contemporary

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Lakeside Dr, Thorndale ON
  • Cross Street: Wyton Rd and Lakeside Drive
  • Cuisine: Contemporary |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Event Venue
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Other |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 5194611073
  • Features: Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly,

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Events & Special Hours

Family Days 2023
Feb. 18, 2023 - Feb. 20, 2023 Breakfast 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
School Tours Mar 7
March 7, 2023 Breakfast 9:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
School Tours Mar 9
March 9, 2023 Breakfast 9:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sugar Bush 2023 March Break
March 13, 2023 - March 17, 2023 Breakfast 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sifton Employee Event
March 19, 2023 Event 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday School Tours 21
March 21, 2023 Breakfast 9:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
School Tours Mar 23
March 23, 2023 Breakfast 9:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday School Tours March 28
March 28, 2023 Breakfast 9:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
School Tours Mar 30
March 30, 2023 Breakfast 9:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Sugar Bush 2023 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Valid between: March 4, 2023 - March 26, 2023
Sunday
Sugar Bush 2023 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Valid between: March 5, 2023 - March 26, 2023
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.89 out of 5 stars based on 485 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 16, 2022
Mary Lois C.
We very much enjoy coming it to the sugar bush. Thanks.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 27, 2022
Maria D.
Great learning experience! Yummy pancakes & syrup! Impressed that it's solely run by volunteers that raise money to give back to the community - well done!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 25, 2022
Brandie F.
Love this annual event! Great old-fashioned fun! Thank you to all of the volunteers!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 23, 2022
Sheena B.
Very educational tour. Loved the tour guide. Definitely will recommend to others in the future

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 23, 2022
Stacey J.
We had a super fun time at the sugar bush! The guide was very informative and you could tell he loved what he was doing. The maple ice cream was also delicious!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 22, 2022
Addy C.
Delicious, not expensive, good time spend with my family. Well organized, not crowded and kind staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 22, 2022
Vania S.
Great food and great experience! Will definitely be returning.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 22, 2022
Alex M.
We absolutely loved the storytelling by Russ! He took us on a journey that began with how the indigenous peoples made maple syrup prior to pioneer settlement all the way to modern-day technology used to do the job. Very enlightening, educational and fun as it is told with humour and is, at times, hands on. Thank you for the great experience and all your hard work Kinsmen team!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 21, 2022
Elsa F.
Fantastic, very knowledgeable tour guide

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 21, 2022
Joan D.
Loved the experience. The only food we had was the Maple Ice Cream and it was delicious. Would have ordered the pancakes and sausages but misunderstood that we should do the meal first before the tour so was too in the day to be able to have the meal which I'm sure would have been good. This was kindly clarified to me later and a generous offer was given to come back, even though it was my mistake. One suggestion might be to make it clear on the website that the time you registered for is for the pancake house and so one should take the tour after eating. I love that this is run by volunteers and the proceeds go to the Kinsmen charity. Everyone was friendly and the tour was very interesting and fun.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 21, 2022
Lynn H.
The whole experience was awsome. Displays of how maple syrup was made in past and present time was very educational and interesting. The $10.00 fee was well worth the experience of learning for young and old. The breakfast was very well done, good service quick , and safe . Myself, my friend and our 2 grandson's go every year for March Break and love it. We will be back next year.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 21, 2022
Michelle W.
We would like to thank you all for amazing experience. Our Tillsonburg Pathfinders and Rangers truly loved learning about making maple syrup. There favourite parts were the hay ride with Dave, Singing Happy Birthday to Larry. Receiving a badge from Larry and Dave our tour guide for his wisdom of teaching us how far we have come in tapping the trees. We all enjoyed the ice cream which was a big hit with everyone. Thanks again for making memories and we will be back next year.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 20, 2022
Brianne M.
Fantastic experience with wonderful volunteers. The pancakes were light and fluffy, the syrup was obviously delicious, and Russ was entertaining and educational. Also loved the horses for the wagon ride.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 20, 2022
SHARON G.
Kinsmen interactions and knowledge are excellent and we learned a lot. Perhaps a few more menu choices although what we had was good. The maple ice cream is delicious! Horse drawn wagon is a nice treat!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 20, 2022
Amanda D.
Was a great day with my little ones. Loved every bit of it. Wish the tour was longer and there was some trails to walk

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 19, 2022
Jim W.
Loved everything about IT

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Mar 19, 2022
Judy C.
Really enjoyed our time there. Took our grandkids and they were really interested to learn about how maple syrup has been made through the years. Our grandson said it was the best history lesson he's had. The Mapplethorpe ice cream after our tour just put their experience over the top

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 18, 2022
Trudy D.
We loved everything we did, the grandkids thoroughly enjoyed the talk from your guides. The best spot is the shanty with the sap evaporator. Excellent explanation of how it works, great sense of humour thrown in between! wonderful sweet frangrance stimulates you to buy a jug of syrup! thanks for everything! Trudy de Blieck

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 18, 2022
Rachel S.
My kids and I had the best experience yesterday! We will highly recommend this place to people we know :) Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 18, 2022
Vicky S.
Our Grand children ages 3 ,4 & 8 enjoyed everything. The tasty hot breakfast was served quickly. The volunteers were very friendly and passionate about sharing their knowledge of maple syrup. Having the horsedrawn ride adds to the whole sugar bush experience. Job well done by the kinsmen's club. No improvements necessary. Thank you to everyone involved.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 18, 2022
Daryl F.
This was our first time, we had a great time. My kids want to tap our tree next year.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 18, 2022
Anne R.
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learned a lot. The only problem, and I’m not sure it can be fixed, was the difficulty hearing the presenter in the various locations. We had our granddaughter with us. She could hear, her grandfather couldn’t!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 17, 2022
Rose B.
We loved it! The wagon ride. The tour. The pancakes. Everything was great!! Very informative!!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 17, 2022
Kelly V.
I absolutely loved going to the Sugar Bush this year! My only suggestion is to have volunteers try not to make gender assumptions. My 3 teenage guests were all misgendered upon being greeted.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 17, 2022
Sara M.
Lots of fun and very informative. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 17, 2022
D Anne C.
We had a wonderful time. Have highly recommended to family and friends

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 17, 2022
Coralia T.
Only improvement would be maybe the maple syrup on the side, especially for children who are slow eaters. The pancakes get too soggy, and then they don't like it. Amazing experience, great knowledgeable volunteers, and loved the horse and carriage ride.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 17, 2022
Srikanth Y.
Overall it was fun... and educative

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 17, 2022
Bruce H.
A fabulous experience and now cherished memory with my 5 year old granddaughter. Kinsmen helpers were first rate and even fun. She hasn't stopped talking about it. That's what its all about! Well done!

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Mar 17, 2022
Jane A.
It was very informative , well presented and a great time.We didn't have the meal but looked very good and prices were reasonable

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 17, 2022
Heike B.
the tour and the food was perfect as always

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2022
Katherine D.
We loved the pancake house with menu selections and table service, the horse drawn wagon ride, and the informative tour of the exhibits. It was great value for the money! We would have purchased syrup, but it was too busy when we were leaving.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2022
ROCHELLE G.
I really like that you book your time slot now, it didn’t feel chaotic and really got to enjoy time with my family.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2022
Betty P.
I took my 7 year old granddaughter. She had a great time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
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Mar 16, 2022
Kim A.
So fun. Kid had a great time. Maple syrup making was explained. The lady was amazing. Wagon ride was fun for kids...adults too. While pancakes were fully cooked they did taste doughy.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2022
Aron N.
My family and I had a great time. The pancakes were tasty and the sausage was so good! The tour through the bush was a lot of fun despite the cold. My 6yo really enjoyed the walk through history; we talked about it the whole way home.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2022
Debbie P.
First time there. Appreciated the value of having all the history explained. Wagon ride with horses was excellent. Everyone very pleasant and welcoming. Will definitely return.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2022
Maria P.
What the volunteers have done here is remarkable. From the setup, to the tour, to the knowledge base and comrade roe…it was fantastic. My kids and I had a wonderful day yesterday and they said the pancakes were even better than the ones I make! Highly recommend!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2022
Mary P.
We, my daughter and two granddaughters ages 10 and 11 were very impressed. A lady volunteer in the dinning room talked to the girls about trees and then gave them each a badge. The pancakes and sausage and maple syrup were all delicious! The volunteers in the bush were excellent and so passionate about what they were doing. We had an excellent time. Thanks to all the volunteers who make this possible.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2022
Randi B.
Wonderful time for our family!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2022
Tara V.
Beautiful tour and rusticly delicious meal. Great for a family experience

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2022
Nikki T.
It was a wonderful first time experience for both my children and myself! Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2022
Penny W.
Everything was wonderful! You've honed the whole thing into a finely tuned experience. Kudos to your team!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 15, 2022
Jennifer C.
Such a wonderful day! Pancakes syrup and horse drawn wagon rides ! Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 15, 2022
Robyn M.
Great experience, very welcoming environment. All the guides very friendly, knowledgeable and each had different tidbits of info/fun facts. Food is delicious and reasonably priced! A really nice visit for all ages

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 15, 2022
Vicky H.
Very informative. Very good food

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Mar 14, 2022
Maria A.
It is amazing that all this is done by volunteers who donate everything to the community. The pancakes were so fluffy and light, the organization in the restaurant well done. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and enjoyed telling us about maple syrup production. We will definitely go again in the summer just for the pancakes.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 13, 2022
Henry P.
Very enjoyable outing for family. Thank you to the volunteers.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 24, 2022
Sally T.
Great family experience. Friendly volunteers. Overall a fun and yummy time for everyone

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 24, 2022
Sean E.
Excellent like every time we visit. Thanks again!