Every year the sugar maple trees at McCloud Nature Park produce sap with a high sugar content. We tap these trees by boring holes in their trunks and when daytime temperatures increase, sap runs into the attached buckets. Staff and volunteers collect the sap daily, which is then placed in an evaporator where it is reduced into delicious maple syrup. It’s an amazing process!
11th Annual Maple Syrup Days
March 6 and 13, 2021
- Scavenger hunt – pick these up at the Nature Center
- Storywalk – start at the Nature Center and read a maple syrup story while walking a trail.
- Self-guided hike – start at the Nature Center and follow the information signs along the trail, 0.5 mile on gravel and natural surfaces.
- Check out the Sugar Shack – watch steam from the evaporator and read information signs to learn about the evaporator.
- Check out the wigwam – kids enjoy this style of Native American home.
Maple Syrup Days are FREE to attend, appropriate for all ages, and no advance registration is required.
Be sure to dress for the weather, as Maple Syrup Days are held entirely outdoors!