March 18th
Maple Syrup Day

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Venture out to Chippewa Nature Center for Maple Syrup Day with food and fun for all ages! Experience the magic of the maple syrup season with crafts, activities and demonstrations. Festival admission is free for children and CNC members; nonmember adults are just $5.00. Pancake meal tickets are sold separately.

The woods and sugarhouse come to life in March as we make maple syrup at Chippewa Nature Center. Celebrate the ‘syruping season’ at CNC’s annual Maple Syrup Day festival with activities for all ages!

Take a wagon ride to the Sugarhouse to see how we boil sap into pure maple syrup. You’ll also find an 1870s sap boiling demonstration and learn how to make syrup at home in small batches. Enjoy a guided tour of the sugarbush, practice tapping a tree or discover some sugarbush treasure with a scavenger hunt in the woods. Completed scavenger hunts will be entered into a prize drawing.

Near the schoolhouse, check out maple syrup story time (on the hour from 10 am-3 pm) or the maple puppet play (on the half hour from 10:30 am-3:30 pm). Head over to the Homestead area for maple games, crafts and a taste of “sugar on snow” as we make old fashioned maple syrup taffy.

In the Visitor Center, stop by the Nature Center Store for maple treats and other nature-based items for purchase. Timed-ticketing is available for this year’s pancake meal. Tickets may be purchased online before the festival.

Pancake Meal: 10 am-2 pm
Menu includes:
• unlimited pancakes with REAL maple syrup
• sausage and apple sauce
• milk and coffee

Pancake Meal Pricing (CNC members receive a 20% discount!):
$9.00 (ages 13 and up), $6.00 (ages 3-12), free for children under age 3.

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