Seven Exceptional Sugar Shacks

Cabane du Pic Bois

Updated on Feb 27, 2024

There are some sugar shacks that really stand out because of their setting, the environment, the menu, the activities they offer… One thing is for sure, among the ones we’re proposing here, you’ll find the shack you’re looking for.

By Marie-Claude Masse

The "like at home" sugar shack

The dining room is small and warm, and welcome at most 28 persons. You will feel almost loike you were with family! Pea soup, pulled maple ham, grilled bacon, assortment of maple desserts, among others, will me offered at the Cabane à sucre et produits La Martine, in Saint-Romain. Meal boxes et many other delicious products are also available to take out.

Credits : Jean-François Ménard

The Traditional

You’ll find the Cabane du Pic-Bois sugar shack inside a most enchanting setting, on the Route des vins of Brome-Missisquoi, near Brigham. Here, maple sap is gathered with great regards to nature. Almost all the work is carried out in the traditional fashion for this small-scale production. Some 1100 taps are more than enough to transform sap into delicious syrup and other sweet treats. This spring, the Cabane will welcome you on the weekends, between 11:00 and 3:00 pm, for some crepes and maple syrup on snow. Guided tours are also offered to learn more about the manufacturing process of this sweet elixir. An experience you don't want to miss!

The Most Popular

Among the favourite sugar shacks in the Eastern Townships, without a doubt, you’ll find Érablière Gareau and Érablière Chalet Des Érables. The first, located in Canton de Hatley, has only been serving meals since 2006, but has received such high praise that its reputation is now well established. A traditional menu, a warm and friendly atmosphere, delicious maple products for sale and fun outdoor game modules are always well appreciated by visitors.

The second one, in Cookshire-Eaton, welcomes you on a more than enchanting site while offering you traditional meals as succulent as the ones your grandmothers used to prepare! It is in a warm atmosphere that you will savour dishes prepared with love for a completely tasty experience. Be sure to try their maple caramel popcorn... Pure happiness!

Pssst! Many other delicious maple products as well as boxed lunches are also available to take away.

The Tantalizing

The sugar shack menu offered by the Vignoble du Ruisseau in Dunham is definitely a mouth-watering one!! 18-month aged ham and hazelnut butter, farmhouse bread, homemade cretons and maple baseball mustard, mackerel rillette, rolled omelette with mortadella and cheddar cheese, pea soup, charcoal-grilled pork belly and maple foie gras snow, grilled sausage stuffed with cheese curds, aligot mashed potatoes, Bordelaise sauce and fried potato crumble, 24h braised pork cheek and black blood sausage, puff pastry, mascarpone, maple caramel and cherries, maple cotton candy, maple pie, pudding chômeur and the famous maple taffy... You must admit it makes you hungry! And the decor is simply magnificent. Definitely worth a visit this spring!

The Luxurious One

Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24 as well as April 6 and 7, the Tap Room of the Manoir Hovey will offer a sugar shack menu, with seasonal flavors and local ingredients. Alexandre Vachon, chef of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux establishment, will concoct dishes that will be, let's bet on it, anything but ordinary. Be quick and reserve your place now!

The accommodating

Because you're confy at home or because you want to host a sugar shack with friends, the solution: a sugar shack menu to go! Something possible at the Érablière du village in Compton or at the Érablière Bernard in Granby. Ham, sausage, maple taffy, omelet, etc. Traditional, local and delicious!

NB The familial walking path - the Trotteux - will be open at the Érablière Bernard, where you can bring their sugar shack lunch box!

The Family Shack

If you love rustic sugar shacks, you should take your family to Au Bec Sucré, in Valcourt! An absolutely delicious and traditional menu concocted by the sisters in-law, nieces and friends of the owning families, and all this in the best of atmospheres! Taffy on snow, cute sheep you can pet, visits to the syrup production site, traditional music, rallies through the maple grove, and much more awaits. And you have til April 21th to enjoy the experience!

For more inspiration, explore all of our sugar shacks here!

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