Posted Friday, March 3rd, 2017


Morris Parks: Maple Sugar Festival On Saturday at Great Swamp Outdoor Education CenterCelebrate the peak of the maple sugaring season on Saturday, March 4 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. with a visit to the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township.

Watch tree tapping demonstrations, witness the steam billowing from the evaporator and become engulfed in the sweet smell of maple sugar. Enjoy a sample of homemade maple cream and taste-test a variety of syrups.

Take a guided ‘Hike Through Maple Sugaring History’ and discover how sugaring has changed since it was started by the Native Americans hundreds of years ago.Morris Parks: Maple Sugar Festival Set for March 4 at Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

If you are thinking of making your own syrup at home, spiles are on sale along with easy instructions on how to get started. A maple sugar farmer is on hand selling fresh syrup products, and food is available for purchase.

Admission is $4 per person age 3 and up. The event is held rain or shine.

For more information and directions to the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, visit or call 973.635.6629.