Maple Sugar Season
March is Maple Sugaring Month! All month long your Metroparks will celebrate the season by offering outdoor programs to take you into the sugar bush and learn how maple syrup is made. To find a program and register visit our online calendar at metroparks.com/events.
If you can’t make it to one of our in-person outdoor programs (or maybe prefer to do it on your own time), our Interpretive Centers are offering a self-guided hike option this year. Look for the sign that marks the beginning of the trail and then hike until you find each trail stop, scan the QR codes, and learn more about this seasonally sweet treat, right on your smartphone. You can find the self-guided hike the entire month of March at:
Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center
Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center
Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center
Kensington Metropark Farm Center
Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center
Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center
If you want to brush up on your knowledge before heading out you can check out this blog post about why the maple trees are tapped during this time and what it takes to make that sweet syrup.