Maple Sugaring Season

As winter ends, it’s maple sugaring time! Visit us to see, learn, and, most importantly, TASTE! Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers, see an evaporator in action, and finish by participating in our taste test challenge to see if you can tell the difference between maple-flavored syrup and the real thing!  Maple syrup & other delicious maple products,as well as hot chocolate available for purchase in our Visitors Center gift shop. 

A Sugaring Off Celebration

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  • Dates: Saturdays  February 24 
  • Tour Times: 11am-3pm See details below
  • Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Admission:  Museum Members: $8 Adults, $6 Children ages 3 – 17 . Not-yet-Members: $10 Adults, $8 Children ages 3 - 17. Prepaid registration required- see below. Walk-ins welcome if space allows.

Join us for opening day! Come celebrate the beginning of maple sugar season and visit our Sugar Shacks. In addition to our regular Maple Sugar Tours, enjoy special crafts, games, Native American story telling around the camp fire,  Treats of the sweet season, and bring home fun recipes for maple syrup!

Sugar Bush Tours: 11am, 1pm & 2pm; a one mile moderate hike through field and forest to the Sugar Bush Shack (terrain and weather conditions dependent)

Maple Lane Tours: 12pm & 3pm; perfect for little legs, a short walk from the Visitor Center to our Maple Lane Sugar Shack after a tour of the sugar maple stand

Please note: Online registration is now closed for 2/24 & 2/25. Limited  walk-in space is available for 11am & 12pm tours; plenty of walk-in spaces available for 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm tours. 

Maple Sugar Tours

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  • Dates: Saturdays and Sundays February *24 & 25; March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 (*Sugaring Off Celebration) 
  • Tour Times: 11am-3pm See details below
  • Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Admission:  Museum Members: $8 Adults, $6 Children ages 3 – 17 . Not-yet-Members: $10 Adults, $8 Children ages 3 - 17. Prepaid registration required- see below. Walk-ins welcome if space allows.

Sugar Bush Tours: 11am, 1pm & 2pm; a one mile moderate hike through field and forest to the Sugar Bush Shack (terrain and weather conditions dependent)

Maple Lane Tours: 12pm & 3pm; perfect for little legs, a short walk from the Visitor Center to our Maple Lane Sugar Shack after a tour of the sugar maple stand

Please note: Online tour registration will close at 4pm the Friday before the weekend of upcoming tours               (EX: Registration for tours on 3/10 & 3/11 will close on 3/9)

 Online registration is now closed for 2/24 & 2/25. Limited walk-in space is available for 11am & 12pm tours; plenty of walk-in spaces available for 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm tours. 

In-case of inclement weather check the Museum's Facebook page or call 845-534-5506