Maple trees are truly a hero in the tree world. They provide shade in the hot weather, beautiful leaves in the fall, and when winter seems like it’ll never end, they can be tapped for their sap. The sap is boiled down to produce maple syrup, and then it’s pancake time!
Who would think something so delicious can come out of the trunk of a tree?
Learn about the process and taste the results with maple syrup events around town, including tours to see the tapped trees in action, pancake breakfasts with fresh syrup, and more.
Maple Sugar Season at Stratford
Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware offers 2 weekends of Maple Sugar Season tours on February 19 and 25, and a Maple Syrup Celebration on March 5, 2022. Check here for details, dates, and reservations. 3083 Liberty Rd. Delaware.
Maple Syrup Tour at Shepherd’s Corner
Take a Maple Syrup Tour with your private group of up to 10. Learn all about maple syrup from the tree to your pancakes. You’ll tour the woods, see the boil, and sample of fresh syrup. Booking starts at the start of maple season in late winter! Registration always fills up, follow along for updates! 987 N Waggoner Rd Blacklick
Maple Syrup Time at Gallant Farm
February 26-27, 2022. Head to Gallant Farms in Delaware to learn how maple sap is extracted from trees and cooked down into syrup. Drop-in program is free; stop by anytime from 10 am – 3 pm. 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware
Maple Syrup Days at Dawes Arboretum
Learn the history and process of maple sugaring as you meander down the paved trail toward The Arboretum’s Log Cabin. The 45 minute guided tours of the Maple Syrup Trail will begin every 15 minutes from 1-2:45 pm on February 26 and 27, 2022.
Tours are included with admission, and are first come, first served. See more details about Dawes Arboretum. 7770 Jacksontown Rd, Newark.
Jeffrey Woods Festival in Bexley
Check out the Bexley Arboretum at the annual Jeffrey Woods Festival and Maple Syrup Workshop on Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 8 am – 2 pm. You’ll experience Bexley maple syrup production, axe sharpening, a sawmill demonstration, wood working projects, and more!
Stop by the Jeffrey Park Shelter House for some hot coffee, hot chocolate, and tasty goodies!
Camp Lazarus Maple Fest
Boy Scouts of America sponsor the Camp Lazarus Maple Fest on Saturday, March 5 and 12, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Festival admission is $15 at the gate (no food included), or $20 for the pre-registration package, which includes an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Feast or Hot Dog Lunch and one official commemorative Maple Fest patch (offer ends February 27).
Visit the Adams Mullins Sugar Shack to learn how to make maple syrup and meet the syrup makers. Camp Lazarus Hand-Crafted Maple Syrup available for purchase at the Camp Store while supplies last. Free activities include the pioneer areas where you can learn pioneer games, watch a blacksmith make nails, try your hand at branding and rope making, other skills.
The $5 Pancake Feast will be served in the dining hall all day with pancakes, syrup, sausage links and drinks! Hot dogs and chips are available in the afternoon. Meals not included with regular festival admission. Other food and activities are available for a small fee.
See details about registration, parking, and more on the festival page. 4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015.
Malabar Farms Maple Syrup Festival
Visit Malabar Farms in Lucas, Ohio, about an hour from Columbus, to enjoy the Maple Syrup Festival on March 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2022 from 12 – 4 p.m. Experience sugar camp with live historical demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, food and maple products for sale. Admission is FREE!
Hocking Hills State Park Maple Tapping Festival
Join Hocking Hills at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center on March 12-13, 2022 from 12-4 pm for the Maple Tapping Festival. Savor the taste of the season as we boil down our local maple sap. Discover the many methods used throughout history to make this tasty treat.
Maple Tapping Festival at Charles Alley Nature Park
Head to Lancaster for the Maple Tapping Festival on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 8 am – noon. The Festival includes maple tapping history display at the log cabin, demonstrations in the sugar shack, and the nature center is open. Local maple syrup and maple flavored kettle corn is for sale. The festival is free, and the pancake breakfast is $5 per plate from 8-11 am.
Charles Alley Nature Park, 2805 Old Logan Road, Lancaster, OH 43130.
Tree Tappers Maple Syrup Festival
Experience the Camp Ken-Jockety Maple Syrup operation with Girl Scouts of America on March 12-13, 2022. Go on a hike in the maple grove, split some wood, visit the sugarhouse, and enjoy the experience This appears to only be open to current Girl Scout Troop members. Registration is required to ensure small groups; $8 per person.
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The following maple syrup events are either not on the schedule, or cancelled for 2022.
Maple Sugaring at Homestead Park
Learn about how maple trees are used to produce syrup on tba for 2022. Meet at the Barn Shelter to take a short walk to a maple tree to see how trees are tapped to collect sap. Then see the process of boiling the sap to make syrup. Program is free!
Maple Syrup Hike at Slate Run Farm
Sample this sweet treat and learn about making maple syrup the 1880s way at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm on TBA for 2022. Take a short hike to our sugar bush to learn about maple trees and how to make maple syrup. Find out what types of trees to use, how to tap them and collect sap, and how to process the sap into maple syrup. Program is designed for school age children or older. Sign up for the program on the hour between 10 am – 2 pm – spots are going fast!
When registering for a program, please be sure to change the quantity to reflect the number of people in your family (adults AND children). This is to ensure we keep the group size below 10 people. Please only register individuals in your own household.