There are many reasons to celebrate spring in Canada, but in Lanark County the coming of the season heralds pure, sweet joy – maple sap! The Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario takes the season seriously, with good reason. Tapping trees is part of Canada’s history, evolving into a leading industry and a beloved and award-winning tradition. Each year in Lanark County the start of the maple syrup season is celebrated with a Tapping Out Party held at a local sugar bush. The much-anticipated event features a ceremonial/celebrity tree tapping complete with special guests and lots of fun things to do, such as horse-drawn sleigh rides, taffy on snow, entertainment, games and scrumptious food. Maple Weekend on the first weekend in April marks the beginning of a whole season of maple events throughout the district, culminating with the annual Perth Festival of the Maples on the last Saturday in April. Keep a line on all the sweet things that are happening.