Spring is almost in the air, but before it makes its official appearance there are still a few winter traditions to fit in.

The Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival has officially kicked off at conservation areas around Brampton.

This year four conservation areas in the region will be hosting festivities: KortrightBruce’s Mill, Terra Cotta and Island Lake.

The various locations will have maple syrup samples, demonstrations and massive pancake breakfasts to enjoy the sweet stuff. Conservation areas also have hiking and a bunch of other activities.

Daytime events geared towards kids and families are plentiful, but there’s some fun to be had for a more mature crowd, too.

On select dates in March, the Kortright Centre will host Maple Syrup by Lamplight, a twilight hike through the woods to a sugar shack. It’ll have a campfire and sweet treats to enjoy. Spots must be booked in advance for one of the four dates: March 10, 17, 23 and 24.

The festival runs from March 10 to April 8, check out its website for more details.

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