Visiting Mountsberg Conservation Area
The Mountsberg Conservation Area offers everyone who visits a ton to do – including birthday parties which are a popular choice for kids, and for good reason. Exciting attractions here include the play barn with many animals to pet, talk to, and get pictures with. Hay bale jumping is always a unique favorite, hiking to the sugar bush motivates everyone to walk quickly to enjoy a wide range of tasty maple products, mountain biking through the trails is excellent for exercise and sightseeing, and there are many programs and events – including Bird of Prey shows which are popular for school trips. The discovery center is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm.
Every season throughout the year offers different things to do at the Mountsberg Conservation Area. Spring features the ability to tour around Maple Town to learn about how sap is tapped from maple trees and then boiled way down to make syrup. Wagon rides are enjoyed daily through the sugar bush, the Mountsberg Raptor Centre has some incredible birds to observe, fishing is enjoyed by people of all ages, set up a picnic by the reservoir, and the Lakeshore Lookout Trail has observation towers to take in breathtaking views.
Fall offers incredible opportunities to see the sugar bush leaves in remarkable shades of yellow, orange, and red. The Nature Trivia Trail tests visitors on their knowledge of the great outdoors, and canoeing or kayaking is a relaxing paddling experience in the reservoir. Around Halloween time, the ghosts and ghouls come out to haunt the area, offering a spooktacular experience – especially for the little ones who like a good scare.
Winter at Mountsberg is all about cross country skiing and snowshoeing to explore the Lakeshore Lookout Trail. Christmas is a magical time of year here with the Christmas Town program in full effect, and visiting with Santa is every kid’s favorite activity. The Winter Fire program lets guests take in captivating stories by blazing fires, and horse-drawn sleigh rides through the sugar bush provides a fun experience.