Enjoy Spring Time in Algoma With Pancakes and Maple Syrup
So sweet, delicious and considered northern gold is the sap run in Algoma. It is that time of year once again to enjoy maple syrup on pancakes and French toast throughout the region’s pancake houses.
Maple Syrup is made from the sap of the abundant maple trees which are abundant in Algoma. For generations, the art of making syrup has been passed down from generation to generation originating with the First Peoples of the area, the Anishinaabe.
People in the Algoma region begin the yearly rituals of either collecting the sap to make the liquid gold or collecting their family members and making the yearly visits to the local pancake houses. What a wonderful time of year as the temperatures are more bearable, the sun is shining and the sweetest treats are being served from maple syrup, and maple sugar candy to maple butter.
Good Eats – Sugar Shacks and Festivals
Kiwanis Pancake and Sausage Breakfast – Conservation Authority Sugar Shack, Sault Ste. Marie
Pancakes, Sausages, Coffee, Tea, Milk and Juice.
Location: Sugar Shack, 1100 Fifth Line East
PH: (705) 945-8530
Gilbertson’s Pancake House – St. Joseph Island
The Pancake House is open every Spring serving pancakes, french toast, sausages, bacon and of course, topped with maple syrup.
Location: RR#1, 3090 Huron Line, Richards Landing
PH: (705) 246-2066
Royal Canadian Legion – St. Joseph Island
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast. Breakfast sausages, juice, coffee and tea are served with the famous fresh, sweet maple syrup from the island. Local food and craft vendors will also be on-site. Local Sugar Bushes will be open for tours on these days.
PH: (705) 246-2494
St. Joseph Island Lions Club – Hilton Beach
Monthly “All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfasts” (4th Sunday of the month except December) Hilton Beach Community Hall
PH: (705) 989-4110
What a wonderful time of the year to get out from under winter’s grasp and enjoy the best of what Algoma has to offer this spring!
All photos are property and courtesy of Sheri Minardi.
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