Bella Hill Maple Syrup was founded in 2007 on the lower slopes of Nipissing Ridge just off Hwy 534, 7 km. west of Powassan on Bella Hill Road. Dan and Lori Costello had been making maple syrup on a small scale (150 buckets) for 20 years before deciding to make the big leap expanding to 1,900 taps and still growing!
Sap usually starts to run in mid March and continues to mid April. Visitors will enjoy a personalized tour of the shack and the sugarbush if they wish to venture up the hill! A stream behind the sugar shack gradually thaws and gets louder and louder as it collects the spring run-off.
Tours are available on Weekends and Holidays from 10 am to 4pm during late March and early April. On Weekdays, call ahead if you want to be sure to catch the Costello’s! Group tours are available by reservation. Free samples of the latest batch and they may even put you to work!