EXTENDED! Maple Sugaring Weekends at Farmpark offered March 9 & 10 and March 16 & 17

When the maple sap flows and is boiled into maple syrup, it’s a sure sign that spring is on its way to northeast Ohio.

Family looking into sap collection bucket on tree. Photo by Earl Linaburg

Discover the history and technology of maple syrup and learn the maple sugaring process. Collect the sap from a tree and taste fresh maple syrup as you tap into the fun of Maple Sugaring Weekends 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., March 9th & 10th and March 16th & 17th at Lake Metroparks Farmpark.

Help collect the sap contained in collection buckets hung on the maple trees. Move indoors to see how the water-like substance processed into pure maple syrup and other naturally-sweet products. Sample pure maple syrup and maple candy, whip up your own tasty treat with maple stirs (additional fee applies), make a maple craft and learn how to make maple syrup in your own backyard.

Farmpark’s very own pure maple syrup and other maple items are available for sale in both the Woodland Center and gift shop. A pancake breakfast is available in the J & J Cafe (additional fee applies).

Other happenings in the park:

Meet the baby lambs, kids (goats) and piglets in the arena.

Quilts 2019 (Open through March 10th). Enjoy beautiful quilted works from national and regional quilters, including traditional bed quilts, contemporary wall art, and apparel, on display throughout the Visitors Center.

Springtime on the Farm (March 15th – May 12th, Tuesday through Sunday). Your little sprouts will have fun playing on the spring-themed indoor playground.

All of the regular Farmpark activities are included in admission to Maple Sugaring Weekend. Farmpark admission or membership applies. For more information about Maple Sugaring Weekends, visit Lake Metroparks.

Lake Metroparks Farmpark is located at 8800 Euclid Chardon Road in Kirtland (44094).