Neil Ripley has been in the maple business his entire life. Before he was
born, Ripley’s Sugar Camp in Fenwick, NS was owned and operated by his
grandfather and then his father. Now, Neil has been collecting sap and making syrup for the past 51 years.
Neil and his wife Linda tap 16,000 trees and produce 1,000 gallons of syrup in a good year. They produce maple syrup, maple butter, and maple cream. They welcome thousands of visitors from around the world over the course of the approximately six week sugar season, which typically runs from the end of February through the end of April.
Stop by the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market on Saturdays and visit the
Ripley’s table. If you’d like to visit Neil, Linda and their family at their sugar
camp, follow these directions below. Make sure you call ahead at 902-667-
3978 or 902-694-6560.
Starting from the intersection of Hwy 2 and Fenwick Road, head south
on the road to Springhill.
A little less than three km at the bottom of the hill, the road curves to
You will see a guardrail and then three No Parking signs in a row.
Maple Lane, the turn-off to Neil R. Ripley’s sugar camp is on the right.
There are three camps on the road and Neil’s is the last camp.