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Ontario Has A Gooey Butter Tart Tour & It’s The Most Patriotic Fall Adventure

You can get Maple Bacon, Pumpkin, and Rhubarb tarts.

Road trips don't get sweeter than this. You can go on a patriotic dessert hop near Toronto and fill up on our country's favourite treat. Set aside your poutine, put on your favourite plaid shirt, and take Ontario's Butter Tart Tour for the most Canadian fall adventure.

Start your engines, because this is one sweet experience you don't want to miss out on. 

You can take Canada's national butter tart obsession a step further by going on a gooey tart tour this season.

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The Butter Tart Tour will take you to all sorts of bakeries around the Kawarthas Northumberland region.

The adventure consists of over 50 locations serving up buttery delights.

The self-guided tour is available year-round, and you can visit restaurants, bakeries, and inns serving up some of the best tarts in the region.

As tempting as it is to visit all of these locations in one day, you can avoid a sugar coma by turning the tour into a multi-day experience.

Traditionally, butter tart seekers drive along the route, but you can also access it by bike, motorcycle, and even boat.

Last year, The Pastry Peddler won the Annual Butter Tart Tour Taste-Off, so this spot is definitely one to add to the list.

You can find so many unique flavours along the way, such as Maple Bacon, Pumpkin, and Rhubarb.

The website has a trip planning tool so that you can map out all the sweet stops you want to visit.

You can also plan accommodation if your butter tart frenzy is going to take more than a day.

It's a good idea to check with specific businesses before visiting, as hours or operations may have been affected by COVID-19.

If you're craving more gooey goodness, check out some of these unique butter tart desserts around Ontario that aren't actually tarts.

Butter Tart Tour

Price: Free

When: Year-round

Address: Kawarthas Northumberland, ON

Why You Need To Go: Let your inner Canadian shine by embarking on a patriotic butter tart adventure.