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Posted Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Enjoy Tree Tapping Demos, Delicious Taste Tests, and More!

sign that says 'Maple Sugar Festival'Celebrate the peak of maple sugaring season at the annual Maple Sugar Festival held at the Morris County Park Commission’s Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township on Saturday, March 3, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Enjoy a wide variety of fun activities, such as tree tapping demonstrations, maple cream making and tasting, snow cone making, and more.

  • 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.
  • Taste test a variety of syrups and learn about the evaporation process on an authentic wood-burning evaporator.
  • If you are interested in making your own syrup at home, spiles are on sale along with easy instructions on how to get started. A maple sugar farmer is also on hand selling fresh syrup products.

Admission is $4 per person, and the festival is held rain or shine. For more information and directions to the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, visit morrisparks.net or call 973.635.6629.