A visit to Niagara’s maple syrup bushes is an absolute must for any Niagara winter itinerary. The best time to visit Agape is during March break when the 148 acres of pristine, forested, Effingham landscape are bustling with families taking tours and eating stacks of pancake dripping in one of nature’s best sugars.
Agape boasts great hiking trails, where a network of lines tapped to the maple trees run the sap to the reverse osmosis machine in the processing room. All of this is explained during free tours of the property, where you can also learn about the history of maple syrup. Maple syrup (light, medium and amber), as well as honey harvested from the farms bee-hives, lure purchasers into the sugar shack. The pavilion offers excellent breakfasts.
Agape, meaning Christ’s deep love, is a not-for-profit farm. All proceeds fund the property and a Christian summer kids camp.
Breakfast from $5-10. Syrup $19 for 1 Litre.