CHATHAM, NJ - Discover the sweet taste, smell and enjoyment of maple sugaring this winter. 

Sponsored by the Morris County Park Commission, residents can learn the entire maple sugaring process from tree to mouth watering treat. During the months of January and February, guests will identify and tap maple trees, collect the flowing sap, and witness syrup making over a wood-fired evaporator. Best of all, taste-test  homemade syrup.

 “People don’t look at the maple syrup on their table the same way after experiencing the maple sugaring demonstration! They begin to appreciate the quality differences, as well as the process required to make this tasty treat,” says Jenny Gaus-Myers, Assistant Director of Education and Interpretive Programs. “The demos are a fun and educational experience for everyone!”

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The demonstrations and tastings will take place at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center at 1pm and 2:30pm on January 20, 21, 27 & 28, February 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25. 

Admission is $3 per person. No registration is required, but it is first come, first served seating. All demonstrations are held rain or shine.

For more information and directions to the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, visit or call 973.635.6629