Oregon ridge nature center council

Music in the Woods – Saturday, June 1; 2 - 7 p.m.
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Save the Date!
Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council Annual Meeting; June 4, 2024
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Maple Sugaring

Maple Sugaring Weekends

(Last two weekends in February)
2025 details to be announced

Visitors are guided through the Maple Sugaring Process by the Oregon Ridge Staff and Volunteers as they visit stations demonstrating every step of the process. From the Sugarbush to the Sugar Shack, guests always enjoy this winter opportunity to get outside and learn about Maple Sugaring. Participants will learn what trees can be tapped, see sap dripping from trees that we have tapped and visit several stations where we are boiling the sap we have collected to create syrup. We will also have pure Maple Syrup, Maple Candy and Maple Cotton Candy for sale (Syrup is available at the Nature Center year-round).

Registration is not required for individuals and families of less than 10 people. Groups of 10 – 20 must register in advance using the form below. We are not able to accommodate groups larger than 20 at our weekend events. Larger groups can book a weekday date and time from the School Field Trip page of our website.

Availability for groups is limited to just 4 groups per day with the following time slots available 10 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.


We are not able to accommodate groups larger than 20 people at this event.

Maple Sugaring Weekend Group Request Form
Maple Sugaring Weekend

Maple Sugaring Field Trips

Experience the making of maple syrup and maple sugar. Students will learn the history of maple sugaring, tree identification, along with tapping and collecting methods from the past to the current day. This 2-hour program is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. from mid-February thru mid-March.

$230 for groups of 15 – 50 students ($172 non-profit rate)

See School Field Trips for details and our Field Trip Request Form