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Savour Stratford Maple Trail

From sap to syrup, generations of Canadians continue to enjoy the sweet taste of local maple syrup, a staple in our kitchen pantries and on our dining tables. On the Savour Stratford Maple Trail our culinary artisans invite you to sample their maple creations inspired by this iconic Canadian flavour. You have never experienced Canada's liquid gold quite like this! 

Purchase the Savour Stratford Maple Trail for $25 (+HST) which includes six vouchers to exchange for delicious maple treats on the self-guided tourYou have three days from the date of purchase or redemption to complete the trail. Gift Certificates available on-line for redemption only in March and April 2017 or in person at Stratford Tourism.  

Plan your delectable tour below by checking out the sweet maple offerings and hours of operation.

product The Artful Badger product Black Angus Bakery
product Blowes Cards & Gifts product Buzz Stop
product Chocolate Barr's Candies product Dee Image Co.
product Distinctly Tea product Downie Street Burgers
product The Gentle Rain Natural Food Store product JENN & Larry's Brittle'n & Shakes and Ice Cream Cakes
product The Hub @ 27 Marketplace product Junction 56
product Kandy Cakes product Keystone Alley
McCully's Hill Farm maple syrup McCully's Hill Farm product Olive Your Favourites
product Pavillion Coffee & Crepes interior Revival House
product Rheo Thompson Candies The Spa Near the Tracks product The Spa Near the Tracks
product Stratford Country Club product Treasures

Please note the Maple Trail is seasonal and only available during March and April.Maple treats are as offered, subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Only one coupon per location. HST not included on Pass. Limited availability on Monday and Tuesday.  


Distinctly Tea

18 York Street
Stratford, ON N5A 1A1
(519) 271-9978

Monday to Friday
10AM - 6PM

10AM - 5PM

Noon - 4PM

Distinctly Tea product

Distinctly Tea offers a large selection of loose leaf Green, Oolong, Black, Pu-erh, White, Yerba Mate, Rooibos, Fruit, Herbal, and single Herb teas.

On the Savour Stratford Maple Trail receive a 50g bag of our proprietary blend of quality Ceylon Black Tea, blended with almond flakes and a purely natural maple syrup flavour. Let us help you choose a new tea to brew at home or enjoy a cup ' to go'. Also many accessories to make steeping that tea easy and fun.

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Buzz Stop

17 York Street
Stratford, ON N5A 1A1

Monday to Saturday
9:30AM - 5:30PM

Buzz Stop exterior

Visit Stratford's original gourmet coffee shop. Buzz Stop serves over fifty blends of the world's finest coffee, right here in Stratford!

Make a special stop at Buzz Stop while on the Savour Stratford Maple Trail to receive your quarter-pound bag of Maple Mocha Java freshly roasted coffee beans to brew and enjoy at home! Come on in and let us perk up your day.

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JENN & Larry's Brittle'n & Shakes and Ice Cream Cakes

49 York Street
Stratford, ON N5A 1A1
(519) 508-4949

Tuesday to Friday
11AM - 7PM

Noon - 7PM

Noon - 6PM

Jenn and Larrys sundae

Maple is a quintessential Canadian taste sensation and maple is right at home in JENN + Larry's treats. Enjoy our Maple Sundae with warm McCully's Hill Farm maple syrup drizzled on creamy vanilla ice cream, topped with crunchy maple flakes.


McCully's Hill Farm

4074 Perth Line 9 
St. Marys, ON N4X 1C5 
(519) 284-2564 

Maple Syrup Festival
10 AM - 2 PM
9 AM - 5 PM

March 14 to 18
9 AM - 1 PM daily

Closed Easter Sunday

9 AM - 5 PM

McCully Hill Farm sap buckets

Experience the beauty and bounty of the Perth County countryside. For over 160 years, McCully's Farm has grown fresh foods in harmony with the environment. McCully's Hill Farm is well known for the Maple Syrup made from trees located at our farm. Once the sap is collected, it makes its way to the sugar shack where it  is made into maple syrup in a wood fired evaporator. Enjoy a 125ml glass bottle available only for Maple Trail participants.

While at McCully's, stay for our Maple Syrup Festival, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2pm in March, featuring a pancake brunch, wagon ride tours of the sugar bush and plenty of other maple products in our store. We look forward to your visit! 


Olive Your Favourites

21 York Street
Stratford, ON N5A 3H2 
(519) 508-1757 

Tuesday to Thursday
10:30AM - 5PM

10:30AM - 6PM

10:30AM - 5PM

Olive Your Favourites interior

Olive Your Favourites is a specialty shop offering unique and exceptional quality extra virgin olive oils from countries around the world, including Italy, Spain, Chile, Australia, Tunisia and the USA. Further selections are flavoured olive oils like Cilantro & Roasted Onion, Wild Mushroom & Sage, Blood Orange and Tuscan Herb.

Our "Aged Maple Balsamic Vinegar" uses 100% pure maple syrup and is sure to please any palate! Take home a 60ml bottle to enjoy on pork chops, as a glaze for bacon, salad dressings or paired up with our Butter Olive Oil on pancakes and waffles.

Sticky Steal: We are happy to offer 10% off any of our EVOO and balsamic vinegars when using your voucher in our store.


Rheo Thompson Candies

55 Albert Street 
Stratford, ON N5A 5N4 
(519) 271-6910

Monday to Saturday
9AM - 5:30PM

Rheo Thompson Candies fudge making

You might think that owning and operating a candy store is the stuff dreams are made of, but it's not all fun and games. Every once in a while, we have to do the hard stuff, like recipe testing, product sampling and food & beverage pairings. But we are willing to sacrifice for it.

Made onsite in our own kitchen, our Copper Kettle Maple or Maple Nut Fudge is crafted with pure local maple syrup, butter and cream. Just a warning, after you Savour this fudge and you will measure all other fudge against it for the rest of your life! It's that good.

We love what we do and we especially love the joy that our products have given you and millions of others over the years. We feel we are also in the business of putting smiles on people's faces!

The Spa Near the Tracks exterior

The Spa Near the Tracks

20 Cooper Street
Stratford, ON N5A 1X4

9AM - 6PM

9AM - 8PM

9AM - 6PM

9AM - 2PM

The Spa Near the Tracks service

The Spa Near the Tracks is the place to relax and unwind in the heart of beautiful downtown Stratford. This full-service day spa offers facials, manis & Pedi's, massages, eyelash extensions, hair stylists and more by professional estheticians.  We have a wide range of packages and retail products as well; gift certificates are always available.  Stop in on the Maple Trail to receive our homemade maple scrub that can be used all over the body. Enjoy a coupon for the spa and a delicious takeaway treat bag while you walk the trail!



151 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON N5A 2L3 
(519) 272-1715


Open at 10AM

 Treasures product

For twelve years, Treasures has proudly featured exquisite handcrafted items by talented area artisans and craftspeople – we specialize in everything locally and/or Canadian made. We are filled to the brim with treasures from candles to quilts, fun to functional, delicate to delicious. Come in for a browse—you're sure to find something that you will fall in love with. 

There's nothing more traditionally Canadian than pure maple syrup, and all of our maple products have been harvested by a local Mennonite family that has owned their farm for six generations. For the Savour Stratford Maple Trail, we offer a whole package of pure, hand-poured maple sugar candy leaves. It's perfect to share with friends, or to enjoy all by yourself! This delicately sweet candy will melt in your mouth and make you smile. It's great to crumble into coffee, or sprinkle on top of desserts or oatmeal, too! Enjoy!

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Chocolate Barr's Candies

55 George Street West
Stratford, ON N5A 1A6

Monday to Saturday
9AM - 6PM

10AM - 5PM

Chocolate Barrs Candies products

Making quality handmade candies and chocolate in the Stratford tradition, Chocolate Barr's Candies is proud to offer over 160 items to entice you, including truffles, brittles, minties, nuts and fudge.

Stop in on the Savour Stratford Maple Trail for a selection of our handmade chocolates, including our Maple Cream Centres.

Dee Image Co. exterior

Dee Image Co.

100 Downie Street
Stratford, ON


Tuesday and Wednesday
10AM - 5PM


Thursday and Friday
10AM - 7PM


10AM - 5PM

Dee Image Co. interior

Fill your bath, sink or shower with the rich scent of maple! Come by for your all natural maple soap bar, locally handmade by "The Essential Owl". Whether you're from town or visiting, you'll be delighted by the friendly and relaxing atmosphere of "Dee Image Co."

Right across from the Avon Theatre, Dee offers unique gifts, natural products, quality jewelry, make-up and accessories. For your Spa needs, Dee and her experienced staff will pamper you with a Spa manicure or pedicure, foot or hand massage, or a Dee-tox Treatment. Nail enhancements and nail art are also on our menus! Over 20 years in the beauty business, Dee has a star-studded background working with celebrities like Mariah Carey, Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz and Catharine Zeta Jones. 

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The Artful Badger

96 Downie Street
Stratford, ON N5A 1W9


Wednesday to Saturday
10AM - 5PM
artful product

Maple is great - AND the combination of maple, bacon, and coffee is even better. The Artful Badger's friends at SoapStones in beautiful Huntsville, Ontario have crafted a springtime soap that captures the essence of the classic weekend Muskoka breakfast: Sweet Maple Syrup, Smokey Bacon, and Rich Coffee. Get yours today!

The Artful Badger is a specialty retail shop located directly across from Stratford's world famous Avon Theatre. We specialize in classic shaving goods, beard care products, and high quality grooming products for men. Our major brands include Truefitt & Hill, Edwin Jagger, Kent, Crown Shaving, and our own Artful Badger private label. We also offer a variety of affordable luxuries including Canadian made leather goods, premium whole bean coffees, Victorinox Swiss Army Knives, Fulton walking umbrellas, and more. If you or someone you know is interested in refining their grooming regimen, we have the quality products and expert advice that you need.

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Revival House

70 Brunswick Street
Stratford, ON N5A 6V6

11 AM - 10 PM

11 AM - 2 PM

Revival House interior

Revival house a premier events venue for parties of 2, 20 or 200, located in the historic Mackenzie Memorial Gospel Church in downtown Stratford. (And formerly The Church Restaurant) Revival House is comprised of three gorgeous rooms: ‘Revival’, the church’s sanctuary for dining, receptions, concerts and events, ‘Chapel’ is their upstairs Gastro lounge for small get-togethers, and ‘Confession’ is Stratford’s VIP hideaway.

Come in and try our house made maple candy, available to stay or to go!

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Kandy Cakes

47 York Street
Stratford, N5A 1A1


Tuesday to Friday
10:30AM - 5PM

10AM - 5PM

Kandy Cakes product

Oh how sweet it is! Kandy Cakes, located at 47 York Street in Stratford, has a delicious variety of decadent treats waiting for you. Indulge your sweet tooth with a designer cupcake in delectable flavours like dark chocolate porter, vanilla caramel, mint chocolate chip. Sample one of our limited edition seasonal favourites, or impress your guests with a custom-designed cake for any occasion. Any way you slice it, it's a real piece of edible art that tastes as good as it looks! Gluten free options are also available.

While on the Maple Trail, enjoy a Maple Cupcake – made from scratch vanilla cake topped with a decadent vanilla buttercream and soft homemade maple candy.

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Black Angus Bakery

443 Erie Street
Stratford, ON N5A 2N3
(519) 272-2253


Tuesday to Friday
8AM - 6PM

10AM - 2PM

black angus product

Enjoy the homemade goodness of the Black Angus Bakery and Catering. Choose from our wonderful and diverse selection of delectable treats and hearty fully cooked meals to take home and enjoy. Using our Mothers' and Grandmothers' recipes we cook and bake with lose those memorable foods that inspire nostalgic feelings of home. We use only AAA Black Agnus Beef, grain fed and locally raised by Tim Yungbult of Hickson as well as many other locally sourced ingredients and products. 

Savour and enjoy one dozen Maple Walnut Shortbread. Our delicious buttery treat is chock full of walnuts candied in real Ontario maple syrup. Available year round, our twenty plus specialty shortbread flavours include such favourites as Skor, Chocolate Chip, and Cherry Almond. Come celebrate Spring with us!


Blowes Cards & Gifts

34 Wellington Street
Stratford, ON N5A 2L0
(519) 271-5712

Monday to Friday
9AM - 6PM

9AM - 5PM


Come in and browse our 100 + year old family run gift store with original hardwood floors and tin ceilings. We carry jewelery, gifts fro all occasions, lug purses, bags and travel accessories, hallmark cards, office supplies, souvenirs and a postal in store.

Enjoy a Stratford made "Nudge, Nudge Fudge", Maple Fudge 4 piece gift box made with real maple syrup and no preservatives. Perfect for a gift, or to enjoy yourself. Trail participants will also receive a fudge bar. Choose between maple, vanilla and chocolate flavours.


Downie Street Burgers

107 Downie Street
Stratford, ON N5A 1X2
(519) 508-5500

11:30AM - 7PM

Tuesday to Wednesday
11:30AM - 7PM

11:30AM - 8PM

Friday and Saturday*
11:30AM - 9PM


Enjoy a dish of our Maple Bacon Poutine. Home cut fries topped with maple bacon... curds... and a creamy maple sauce made with Cowbell's Absent Landlord. Not yet on the menu, this savory item is a derivative of our new Maple Bacon Burger! Let us know what you think!

*Maple Trail passes not taken Friday to Saturday 5-9PM.


The Gentle Rain Natural Food Store

30 Rebecca Street
Stratford, ON N5A 3P1
(519) 271-9978

Monday to Friday
9AM - 7PM

9AM - 6PM

10AM - 5PM


The Gentle Rain Natural Health Food Store provides a wide and ever growing selection of fresh organic produce, gluten free foods, a variety of raw foods, supplements, body and baby care and all your household needs.

We have a variety of maple products from butter, syrup to candies. We are offering a 50ml maple leafed shaped jar of maple syrup with 2 maple fondants for the seasonal Savour Stratford Maple Trail.


The Hub @ 27 Marketplace

27 Market Place
Stratford, ON N5A 1A4
(519) 508-2337

Monday to Wednesday 
11AM - 1AM

Thursday - Sunday
11AM - 2AM


The Hub, on the second floor of 27 Marketplace, has the hottest roof top terrace with over 140 beers to choose from, 17 flat screen TVs to enjoy, live entertainment and a dance floor, it is the place you'll want to be.

Come join us at The Hub for a savory sample of our grilled sausage and caramelized onions with house made balasmic maple mustard.  Feeling thirsty? Ask your server to recommend a brew that pairs well with your sample!


Junction 56

45 Cambria Street
Stratford, ON N5A 1G8
(519) 305-5535

Tuesday and Wednesday
10:30AM - 4PM

Thursday and Friday
10:30AM - 6PM

10:30AM to 4PM


Junction 56 Distillery has put a Canadian twist on the classic moonshine product with Sugar shack, a maple syrup flavoured moonshine.  Sugar shack starts with a Junction 56 moonshine base, which is handcrafted at the distillery in Stratford.  Then, locally sourced maple syrup is blended in with some other select ingredients to create a unique and delicious liqueur.

As part of the Maple Trail, when you visit the distillery you will receive a sampling of Sugar shack as well as a sample bottle (50ml) to take home with you. Junction 56 Distillery was established in 2015 with the goal of using locally produced and sourced materials to make one-of-a-kind spirits, including Vodka, Gin, Moonshine, Flavoured Moonshine and Whisky.


Keystone Alley

34 Brunswick Street
Stratford, ON N5A 3L8 
(519) 271-5645


Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
11:30AM - 2PM

Thursday to Saturday
11:30AM - 2PM
5PM - 9PM


The Keystone Alley has a long standing reputation of over 30 years.  Now under new ownership, the fresh and warm decor and incredible patio cannot be missed!  Our chefs are well connected with local farmers and producers, allowing us to offer you nothing but the freshest, most seasonal items from our beautiful countryside!  We produce everything in-house, to ensure our food is of the highest quality. 

The Keystone Alley invites you to try our maple-butternut squash dipping sauce, paired with our house-made French fries for a delicious sweet & savory combination. It’s simple, and delicious. Made with real Maple syrup and smoked butternut squash. Not too spicy, and not too sweet!


Pavillion Coffee & Crepes

33 Market Place
Stratford, ON N5A 1A4
(519) 513-4541

9AM - 6PM


We have recently opened at 33 Market Place, serving fresh savory and sweet crepes along with waffles, breakfast sandwiches, baked goods and coffee!

Get to know us over a sweet Maple and Walnut crepe, made with pure Quebec Maple Syrup, and crushed walnuts! Still craving more Maple? We recommend trying a Maple flavour shot into your coffee or latte.


Stratford Country Club

53 Romeo Street
Stratford, N5A 6S2


Lounge Hours
Tuesday to Friday
11AM - 2PM


The Stratford Country Club is a four season venue that offers golf, curling, and squash facilities to complement the premier wedding facility in Perth County. In addition to the recently renovated event facility and lounge, The Stratford Country Club has just opened their doors to the cities only indoor golf simulator.  The Lounge at SCC is a great spot for dining year round and is open to the public and members alike. 

Come in and celebrate Maple with maple cayenne roasted butternut squash soup, a true Club favourite!


“Stratford itself is the type of walkable wholesome town Rodgers and Hammerstein might write a musical about.”

- Amy Alipio, Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveler

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