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 for sale (Syrup is available at the Nature Center year-round).
Our 2022 Maple Sugaring Opportunities
All Maple Sugaring Programs now require advance registration.
Designed for groups of 10 – 20 participants, age 5+.
Maple Sugaring Weekend
(for individuals and families)
Saturday, February 19 or Sunday, February 20; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Register Online for your arrival time slot.
Learn to make Maple Syrup from start to finish. Participants will visit stations where a naturalist will describe each step of the process. Individuals and families only. No groups, please!
(Groups can inquire about our Small Group Maple Sugaring Workshop Days or Maple Sugaring Field Trips.)
All ages: $3 per person
Register in advance for your arrival time slot.
Small Group Maple Sugaring Workshop
Friday, February 25 or Saturday, February 26; 9:30 – 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Learn to make maple syrup from start to finish. After an overview of the fascinating Maple Sugaring process that includes tree identification, sugaring tools and the history of maple sugaring, groups will explore maple sugaring by visiting the sugarbush, tapping a tree and visiting several different stations that demonstrate the methods of going from sap to syrup.
$75 per group of 10 – 20 participants
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.
$125 for groups of 15 – 40 students
See School Field Trips for details.