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WANDER, EXPERIENCE AND INDULGE at this Year’s PAKENHAM MAPLE RUN TOUR
This is the mantra of the Pakenham Maple Run Tour to give you many great reasons to WANDER up to Pakenham, just a short drive from Ottawa off of hwy. 417 and create new memories.
EXPERIENCE great art, crafts, a working maple syrup bush and local history. Take a tour at one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark, St.Peter’s Celestine Church ( donations for tour ) on Saturday at 10:30 and 1:30. Have a wander down the road to see the Second of Lanark’s Seven Wonders at the 5 span bridge to see the spring run off roaring down the Mississippi River. And check out the historic Pakenham General Store which is longest continually running General Store in North America….since 1840!
INDULGE your taste buds in discovering delicious locally crafted maple syrup, food, coffee and beer. It’s a perfect way to celebrate the Lanark County maple syrup season with a stop at Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush and then continue your way to Pakenham to visit the various tour stops to meet the artists presenting their creativity and food vendors their delectable fair.
On April 1 & 2nd, from 10am to 5pm. pick up a Maple Run guide map and take this popular self-guided tour taking you in and around the quaint village of Pakenham and it’s surrounding area. Tour Brochures with map and vendor information can be found at any tour stop location (look for the green maple leaf ), Fulton’s Sugar Bush, the Pakenham General Store or on line at mapleruntour.com
In addition to Fulton’s Pancake House there are many tour stops with cluster groups of vendors where you are sure to find artwork and crafts for your home and garden, for yourself or for gifts. At this year’s tour there will be many new and returning artists working in different art mediums, pottery both functional and decorative. Leather belts, birdhouses, woodworking in many forms. Photography framed, in puzzles and cards. Fine jewelry to brighten up your spring outfit. Exquisite clothing made with exacting details. Miniature quilts to embellish your décor. Scented soaps and lotions. Glass manipulated in a blazing furnace (demonstrations) and much more to see and do. Get your taste buds lingering over such food as maple syrup, crafted beer, sweet confections and roasted coffee.
No need to pack a lunch there will be several designated food stops which are all noted on the tour map. Many featuring a menu including maple syrup inspired food and drinks. Make sure you pick up a tour passport at your fist stop and have it stamped at each tour location, so you will be eligible for one of the three $50 gift certificates (towards a purchase from one of the participating artists). If you have your passport stamped from all tour stop locations, your name is entered twice for an extra chance to win! Enjoy meeting the people who have created what they are selling and find out what it is that makes them so passionate about what they love to create. More detailed information on the tour, artists, food vendors and map can be found at mapleruntour.com and you can find us on Facebook.