John R. Park Homestead is offering activities all week long for March Break. Sunday, I headed over to their Maple Syrup Festival and spoke with Chris Ives about the events taking place this week:


Located on the shores of Lake Erie, John R. Park Homestead is a throwback to the mid 1800s. Built in 1842, the house and farm located on the property have been restored. Workers are dressed in full 1850s gear and it’s a great place to take the family for a little history lesson.

Here’s a few of the programs listed on their site that are taking place this week:

Tuesday, March 11th or Friday, March 14th at 1:30pm sharp
Tour the site with a costumed interpreter; see the trees tapped and lend-a-hand with the maple chores. Sample some pure maple sugar in the 1842 kitchen, learn the “Science of Maple” and get hands-on in this fun and educational program for the whole family to enjoy. Family Admission is $16.00

5th Annual “Maple Moon” Tuesday, March 11th at 7:30pm.
Attend this sugaring off party by candlelight! Help make maple syrup by the light of the moon, twist taffy on the snow and join the barn dance. Star gazing session and legend telling will also be featured, weather permitting. Pre-registration is required for this program. Admission is $8.00 per person.

The Homestead is located at 915 County Road 50, east of Colchester, just a 45 minute drive southeast of Windsor.

If you’re interested in finding out more about John R. Park Homestead and Conservation Area you can visit their site or call 519-738-2029.