ATLANTIC (1)Spring is upon us and Minnesota is ready to celebrate the sweet flowing sap of the maple tree. Get out and taste the sugary goodness.

 

2/26 Make Your Own: Maple Syrup (Lowry Nature Center) Victoria MN
Discover how to make maple syrup at home. Discuss its history and the evolution of the process. Learn what you need, what should be done when, and more.

3/11  In Laura’s House: Sugar on Snow (Lowry Nature Center) Victoria MN
Enjoy stories and make a sugar-on-snow treat as Laura did. Visit maple trees and try maple syrup and sugar. Create a tin-can lantern to hold a candle.

3/18 Make Your Own: Maple Syrup (Gale Woods Farm) Minnetrista MN
Learn to tap trees, evaporate sap and make syrup. Get recipes and buy simple supplies to get started.

3/18  Maple Syrup Festival (Eastman Nature Center) Dayton MN
Visit the sugar bush, tap a maple tree and collect fresh sap. Warm up by a steaming cauldron and watch sap transform into syrup (weather permitting). Play games, taste maple syrup, and learn how to make maple sugar.

3/18  Maple Syrup Fest (Eagle Bluff Environ. Learning Center) Lanesboro MN
The snow is melting the sap is flowing!  Join a naturalist in Eagle Bluff’s sugar bush to tap a tree and collect maple sap.  A tasty treat of real maple syrup and a silver dollar pancake awaits after your tour!

3/18 Maple Syrup Day (Audubon Center) Sandstone MN
Come join us for our annual Maple Syrup Day – a pancake brunch and hands-on maple syruping program. You will learn which trees in the woods are maple trees, and the history and process of making maple

3/18-19 Maple Fest (Landscape Arboretum) Chaska
Discover all four ways we collect maple sap. See if sap is flowing today on the self-guided Maple Walk. Treat yourself, it’s “Maple all Month” in the Restaurant

3/19 Maple Syrup Festival (Wargo Nature Center) Lino Lakes
Come and celebrate spring! Learn about the tradition of gathering maple sap and cooking it down to make maple syrup and sugar. We’ll go through the syrup process, do some maple crafts, participate in a spring scavenger hunt, and taste some maple-y treats

3/19  Maple Syrup Festival (French Regional Park) Plymouth MN
Sap to syrup! Tap a tree, collect the sap, and watch it boil down to maple syrup. Sample the natural sweetness of the parks with pancakes.

3/19 Maple Syrup Festival (Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement) Maple Plain MN
Tap a tree, collect and boil sap, taste real maple syrup on pancakes, and more.

3/25  Maple Syrup Festival (French Regional Park) Plymouth MN
Sap to syrup! Tap a tree, collect the sap, and watch it boil down to maple syrup. Sample the natural sweetness of the parks with pancakes.

3/25 Pancake Brunch & Maple Syrup Festival (Lowry Nature Center) Victoria MN
Identify a sugar maple without leaves, tap a tree, collect and taste sap, and learn about the syruping process. Brunch from B’s on the River includes pancakes, sausage and fruit and is served with syrup made

3/25  Maple Syrup Family Day  (Forest History Center) Grand Rapids MN
Learn about the process of making maple syrup from collecting sap to boiling it down. Sample a variety of maple treats, including candies, popcorn and lemonade. Visitors can also take a shuttle to tour a commercial syrup production facility.

3/25 Maple Syrup Festival (St John’s) Collegeville MN
Sap collecting, syrup cooking, horse-drawn rides, demonstrations, and hot maple syrup sundaes await the whole family. Soup and bread will be available for purchase at the festival, while supplies last.

4/1 Maple Syrup Festival (St John’s) Collegeville MN
Sap collecting, syrup cooking, horse-drawn rides, demonstrations, and hot maple syrup sundaes await the whole family. Soup and bread will be available for purchase at the festival, while supplies last.

4/8  Maple Syrup Fest Vergas MN
Get ready to eat pancakes, see how to make maple syrup, run a 5K and shop!

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