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The Sugar Bush is located at 1222 Apple Grove Rd, Woolwich, ON. We ask the groups to meet us at the Sugar Bush with the bus. We do have a parking area for any parents that would like to drive separately.Scheduled Times:
Tours available for all students; we ask that you contact us for information on pricing and scheduling.
St Jacobs horse Drawn Tours is happy to welcome school groups on the Mennonite Farm Tour and Maple Sugar Bush Tours. Since these tours are so informative and educational everyone is sure to learn something new. We feel privileged to have hosted preschool to university groups in the past. Our knowledgeable guides will adapt the tour to make it appealing to any age group. We encourage teachers to introduce the information that is covered in the tours before attending. Since we would like to make these tours available for all students we ask that you contact us for information on pricing and scheduling.
Sugar Bush Tours
Our most popular educational tour is The Sugar Bush Tour. Our goal is to provide a fun and interactive learning experience that everyone is sure to remember. We have partnered with Matthew Martin, who is the 4th generation maple syrup producer, on his home farm. Matthew's 1700 tree operation is cutting edge in today's maple syrup industry. Over the past 4 years we have been working on building full scale working displays that give the viewer an accurate picture of how maple syrup was and is produced. Whether speaking to the public or to school groups, St Jacobs Horse Drawn Tours' goal is to accurately educate the listener. These tours take place from the first weekend in March until April 15th. We have availability every day during the week in both the mornings and afternoons. The sugar bush is located in the St Jacobs area at 1222 Apple Grove Rd, Woolwich Ontario (1 km from the St Jacobs Farmers Market).
Large groups are easily accommodated as we can host groups of 15-60 students at one time. Over the past few years we have found that it works best for us if the students are divided into groups of twenty students maximum. We then have three stations; they are as follows:
Station #1 - Maple Syrup Production and History Tour
Station #2 - Horse and Wagon Tour
Station #3 - Refreshment Station and Petting Zoo
The groups will spend between 20 and 30 minutes at each station and then rotate. The average time spent at the Sugar Bush for a school group is about one and a half hours to two hours.
Thanks for your consideration and we look forward to seeing you at the Sugar Bush!