One of our favourite places to visit for a little winter fun in Nova Scotia is Sugar Moon Farm. Not heard of it? Well, keep reading because it is a fabulous day out for all the family.

Sugar Moon is a maple syrup farm and restaurant in Earltown, Colchester County (an easy 1hr 30 min drive from Halifax). The farm is open year round but winter leading into early spring is a great time to visit to fully experience sugar season. It’s typically a 3 to 6 week period between the end of February and mid-April when the clear sap is tapped from the sugar maples and transformed into pure maple syrup over a wood fire.

You can experience a guided tour of the sugar tapping process, learn how sap is collected and turned into syrup and enjoy an interpretive room where you can learn the history of maple syrup and hear the Sugar Moon story.

You can then wander off on a hike, maybe rent snowshoes and explore the property and come back in time for a huge stack of organic pancakes, sausages and maple beans at the restaurant (this is not to be missed, it is AMAZING…but time it right as it gets very busy and I’m pretty sure they don’t take reservations).

Our favourite thing to do? Sugar on Snow is the biggest hit with the kids and is kind of addictive. Hot maple syrup is poured on crushed ice for you to roll and create your own syrup lollipop. It is so good and hard not to go back for seconds (and sometimes thirds 🙂

So next time you are wondering what to do for a family day out, keep in mind the Sugar Moon Farm experience. It’s well worth the trip and I guarantee you will not be disappointed, especially if you choose a day when there’s plenty of snow on the ground. You can even buy some local maple syrup products to take home. The sugar farm is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10-4. Here’s some more information and directions- Sugar Moon Farm, Nova Scotia


As always, get in touch if we can answer any of your questions.

Life is good in Nova Scotia,

Jane & Richard

Moving 2 Nova Scotia