The 18th Pakenham Maple Run Tour takes place on April 4th & April 5th, 2020 from 10am – 5pm.  Turn an ordinary Spring day into a day filled with smiles and ‘sweet’ memories!

The Maple Run Tour is hosted by the Village of Pakenham which is just a short drive west from Ottawa via Hwy 417, or from Arnprior and Carleton Place via Hwy 29.

Wander your way around the Village of Pakenham and the surrounding area of the Lanark County countryside on this relaxing self guided tour.  The Tour boasts 10 stops on the tour route  and promises to be a fun day!   The Tour brochure can be downloaded here.   Or, on the day of your visit, a brochure can be picked up at the Pakenham General Store (right in the heart of the village) or at any Tour stop.

Experience inspiring art, craft, food and heritage locations along the Tour route.  Showcased and blended within the walls of 10 Tour stops (heritage buildings, historic general store, one room schoolhouse, working studios, public library, craft brewery and cider house) are seasoned artists, artisans and craftspeople.  Meet all of the artists as they present a wide variety of works that highlight their creative process and spirit of self expression.  Works range from fine art, pewterware, textile and clothing, paper artistry, artistic blacksmithing, photography, woodwork, fine jewellery, candles, garden art, pottery, bath and beauty products, and children’s books.  Observe how natural materials are interwoven by a basket maker and feel your temperature rising as you watch the twists and turns of the fiery glassblowing demonstrations! 

Indulge in the range of delicious products brought to you by our artisan food visionaries and master beverage producers.  Wet your lips sampling craft beers, ciders, and solar roasted coffees.   Dazzle your taste buds with amazing preserves, chutneys, relishes, sauces, flavoured honey, fudge, jams, baked goods and gourmet food truck fare.  It’s a  perfect time to enjoy Lanark County’s maple syrup season (www.mapleweekend.ca), so don’t leave for home without visiting the local shops in the Village of Pakenham to pick up locally produced maple syrup and maple products.   A visit to Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush ( www.fultons.ca) is also a recommended ‘maple experience’ during the Maple Run Tour weekend.

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