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Central Lake Ontario Conservation

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Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival products are now available for purchase! Just in time for Father's Day!

You have waited long enough and we think we have something for that sweet tooth! Central Lake Ontario Conservation has launched its first ever online store for purchasing our maple syrup and maple syrup products. Despite the cancellation of our 45th Annual Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival this year due to COVID-19 mitigation measures, we continued to collect our maple sap through our automated system and produced more than 1,000 litres of syrup this season. Our maple syrup is available in 1/2-, 1-, 2- and 4-litre sizes (it stores well in your freezer, too).


We also have available some of your favourites including maple suckers, fudge, maple toffee and, new this year, milk chocolate maple sponge toffee! It is out of this world! There are some great sauces for that barbecue fanatic and with Father's Day around the corner, we think we have you covered! Maple Hickory BBQ Sauce, maple balsamic reduction, maple mustard and chutney, maple roasted garlic dip and maple roasted garlic and parmesan dressing. And if food is not your thing, we have beautiful maple candles, mugs, cookbooks, maple lip balm, mugs and maple coffee to fill them.


What are you waiting for? Check out our online store for more details, prices and our curbside pickup options (from Purple Woods Conservation Area).

Conservation Area parking fees are in effect, however cash is no longer accepted

Since the reopening of our Conservation Areas last Wednesday, there is some confusion around parking fees and we wanted to just remind everyone that our Conservation Areas are not Ontario Provincial Parks, so our parking fees still apply and you can rest assured that your parking fees are invested right back into our Conservation Areas (Central Lake Ontario Conservation is a non-profit organization and registered charity).


Due to COVID-19 mitigation measures our Pay-and-Display parking metres can no longer accept cash (coins). The flat rate fee of $6/vehicle/day can be paid by Visa and MasterCard only.


If you are a frequent user of our Conservation Areas (there are eight across Durham Region, you may want to consider purchasing an annual Parking Pass. This pass grants you access and parking at any of our Conservation Areas for one year from the date of purchase. See you on the trails!

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100 Whiting Avenue, Oshawa, ON L1H 3T3

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