Gibbons Family Farm

Ontario maple syrup made by traditional methods
using modern equipment.

Open 7 Days A Week - Year Round
41 Leacock Road, Frankville, Ontario
By Chance or Appointment

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sap-collectionMaple Syrup is made only in Eastern North America, however this delightful 100% pure natural sweetener is enjoyed by people around the world. Native Americans taught the European settlers how to gather the sap from maple trees and boil it down to produce maple syrup. Today, modern equipment is used to make maple syrup, but the process is still the same.

Maple syrup is made during March and April when the weather conditions are right. It must freeze at night and thaw during the day.

At Gibbons Family Farm we produce quality maple syrup using a mix of traditional methods and modern equipment.

loading fireboxWe have 4500 taps spread over 100 acres of maple bush. Approximately 44 kilometers of pipeline is strung throughout our maple bush to collect the sap. We use a tractor pulling a trailer with a 3000 litre tank to bring the sap from storage tanks in the maple bush to our maple sugar house.

It takes about 40 litres of maple sap to make 1 litre of maple syrup. We use a modern wood fired evaporator to boil the sap. We are proud of our maple syrup and would like to show you how it is made.

To learn more about the maple syrup process and to see us in action, we welcome you to visit us.

Gibbons Family Farm Maple Sugar House & Museum is a member of the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association. Within this Association, our chapter is the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers Association.

Year Round at Gibbons Maple Sugar House and Museum:

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Sugarhouse and Store
  • we are open 7 days a week, free admission
  • farm gate store with our maple syrup and a variety of fine maple products
  • see our modern sugar house with all the equipment used to make the maple syrup
  • see displays from the past and present of maple syrup making
  • watch a video showing the process of maple syrup production
  • taste sampling - free
  • bus tours are welcomed by appointment

During the Maple Season on the last two Saturdays of March and the first two Saturdays of April, we offer all of the above plus:

  • Maple taffy on snow -- free of charge
  • Guided tours of the maple sugar house and museum
  • If there is sap, we will be boiling; watch us in action!
  • Self-guided walk to the maple bush
  • Enjoy a pancake breakfast at the church hall in Frankville
  • For 2017, new visitors to the sugar house: Alpaca Tracks Thread Lightly, a Professional Face Painter, and the Elizabeth-Kitley Fire Department. Looking forward to meeting everyone and very happy to also have West Winds Ranch return. See the Events page for complete details and dates.

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We're Easy To Find

We're located only:
  • 25 km from Smiths Falls
  • 30 km from Brockville
  • 100 km from Ottawa
Head east on Kitley Line 8 from Frankville; after 2.5kms, veer to the left onto Leacock Road. We're the first farm on the right (#41).

GPS: 44° 44.560′ N   75° 55.950′ W

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Gibbons Family Farm
41 Leacock Road, RR 1
Frankville, Ontario
K0E 1H0

For more information:
Tel: 613-275-2893
Toll Free 1-877-440-7887