SPROUTS: SWEET AS (MAPLE) SUGAR
It’s that time again when the maple trees are waking up and sending their sap upwards. Watch the trees being tapped, taste the delicious sap and enjoy waffles with real maple syrup. Don’t Miss Out!
MAKE & TAKE WORKSHOP: SOAP WITH HERBS AND ESSENTIAL OILS
Get the scent of summer in your soap! Experience a quick and easy way to make soap with no lye. Join the Fun Now!
MAPLE SUGARING DEMONSTRATIONS
January – March
The trees are tapped, and the firewood is chopped - it’s maple sugaring season at the Great Swamp OEC! Experience the fascinating process of maple sugaring from tree to pancake topping. Watch as staff identifies and taps maple trees and collects sap, if conditions are right, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Get Cookin’!
January – March
Get outside and active this winter, and experience the unique and exhilarating sport of snowshoeing! Enjoy a guided trek exploring the beautiful winter scenery and looking for signs of wildlife - all while getting a great workout. Learn All About It!
Every plant has a name, just like people do. Take a walk around the Arboretum to find plants with names that start with the same letter as yours. Create a special letter collage to take home. Don’t Miss Out!
MAPLE SUGAR FESTIVAL
Join this annual festival, rain or shine, celebrating the peak of maple sugaring season. Enjoy tree tapping demonstrations, delicious syrup taste tests, maple snow cones, and fun games. ‘Hike through Maple Sugaring History’ to discover how sugaring has changed over time! I want to know more!