IT'S MAPLE SYRUP TIME!
- 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
Sugarbush Pancake Brunch
Saturday, March 18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
$9 member/$11 non-member ages 8 and up, $6 ages 4-7, ages 3 and under free
MacMillan Auditorium, Oswald Visitor Center
No advance reservations required. Brunch tickets can be purchased day of event in the Great Hall. To receive reduced member rates, Arboretum members should present a membership card for their group. Non-members please advise gatehouse staff that you are here for the brunch to receive complementary gate admission.
Thanks to generosity of Sturdiwheat, a Minnesota-based company, for donating the pancake mix for the Saturday brunch.
Saturday, March 18, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., free with gate admission
Maple Sugarhouse/Maple Woods/Frog Hollow Bldg.
Free ongoing demonstrations led by staff and volunteers reveal all the sweetness of the sap-to-syrup story. Visitors may try tree tapping, watch sap cooking down to syrup, make their own spiles and see the four sap collection systems used at the Arboretum.
Saturdays, March 25 & April 1, Noon-4 p.m., free with gate admission
Visitors are invited to the Maple Sugarhouse for drop-in demonstrations on maple syrup production. Drink a toast to spring! Sample fresh sap as it flows from the tree, then the sweet syrup that results from hours of boiling. See how trees are tapped, their sap gathered and the rich, delicious syrup prepared.
Daily features through the month of March
Check back for a list of this year's specials.
From Sap to Syrup! Watch this video to see the process of making pure maple syrup at the Arboretum, ending up with the brand new evaporator donated by the Arboretum Auxiliary!