Celebrate the peak of maple sugaring season at the annual Maple Sugar Festival held at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township, Saturday, March 3 from noon to 4 p.m.
Enjoy a wide variety of fun activities, such as tree tapping demonstrations, maple cream making and tasting, snow cone making, and more. Take a guided ‘Hike Through Maple Sugaring History,’ and discover how sugaring has changed since it was started by the Native Americans hundreds of years ago. Taste test a variety of syrups, and learn about the evaporation process on an authentic wood-burning evaporator.
If you are interested in making your own syrup at home, spiles are on sale along with easy instructions on how to get started. A maple sugar farmer is also on hand selling fresh syrup products.