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The Roost

Dalrymple, Ontario

Hosts: Shannon O'Donnell and Matt Stewart

The Roost is a family-owned farm located in Dalyrmple, Ontario, in the heart of Kawartha Lakes. Matt is a third-generation syrup maker who learned his skills from his parents and grandparents. When Matt and Shannon bought his grandparents farm in 2016 they decided to scale-up maple production from a fun family hobby to the retail market. They now have 900 taps on gravity lines and buckets spread throughout their beautiful 190-acre property.

Event Schedule:

April 4

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Open visits to the sugar shack (Free)

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sugar Shack Pig Roast ($15.00 per adult. $10.00 per child under 12)

*Pig Roast tickets are $15.00 per adult and $10.00 per child under 12. Pig Roast starts at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 4th and will be served over the course of the afternoon while supplies last. Tickets can be purchased in advance at

April 5

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Guided Walking Tour and Demonstration (Free)

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Open visits to the sugar shack (Free)


Your visit to the sugar bush requires a pleasant walk from the main farm to the sugar shack. Wear rubber boots and dress for the outdoors. Follow the signage from the main gate to the parking area. From there, your walk will be approximately 15 minutes along the edge of the hayfield. Continue to follow the marked and groomed trail as you enter the woods. The shack is but a short distance from there where you will be greeted by your hosts.

For questions, please call 705-345-9177 or 416-453-6692

PETS are not welcome at this event. We have free-range animals that are at risk from bio-contaminants and stress. Thank you for your understanding.


3314 Kirkfield Rd, Brechin, ON L0K1B0