Maple Syruping with Kids in the Twin Cities

If you like to plan ahead, use this list of 2020 events for an idea of what to look for. We expect to see events announced for 2021 sometime in February.

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MAPLE SYRUP IN THE TWIN CITIES CENTRAL METRO

Fort Snelling State ParkDNR Maple Syruping Page

  • March 15, 2020: Maple Syrup in Your Backyard
    Learn about the equipment necessary and process for tapping maples in your own backyard. 1-2:30pm. FREE with $7 state park vehicle permit.
  • March 21, 2020: Maple Syrup in Your Backyard
    Learn about the equipment necessary and process for tapping maples in your own backyard. 1-2:30pm, FREE with $7 state park vehicle permit.
  • March 22, 2020: Maple Syrup in Your Backyard
    Learn about the equipment necessary and process for tapping maples in your own backyard. 1-2:30pm, FREE with $7 state park vehicle permit.
  • March 29, 2020: Maple Syrup for Women and Families
    Join a naturalist for a fun afternoon of learning about maple syrup history and method. Please pre-register. 1-3pm. FREE with $7 state park vehicle permit.
  • March 29, 2020: Maple Syrup in Your Backyard
    Learn about the equipment necessary and process for tapping maples in your own backyard. 1-2:30pm, FREE with $7 state park vehicle permit.

MAPLE SYRUP IN THE NORTH METRO

Baylor Regional Park | Norwood Young America

MAPLE SYRUP IN THE SOUTH METRO

Dodge Nature Center, West St Paul

  • March 7, 2020: Pancake Breakfast
    Enjoy pancakes and pure maple syrup. Explore this Minnesota tradition with a naturalist-led hike to learn about the process of maple sap collection and syrup production. 8-10:30am. This is a free event, walk-ins are welcome, and donations are appreciated.
  • March 7, 21, & 28, 2020: Maple Syruping
    Tree tapping demo, collect sap, visit the evaporator, and sample maple syrup. Geared for K+. Pre-registration required. 1-2:30pm,  $7/pp.
  • March 13, 2020: Nature Playdate – Syrup Season
    Tap a tree, boil sap, and taste the sweetness of springtime. Ages 2-5, pre-register. 10-11:15am, $10/child.

Wood Lake Nature Center | Richfield

MAPLE SYRUPING ROAD TRIPS

March 21, 2020: Maple Syrup Family Day | Forest History Center, Grand Rapids
Participate in collecting sap and boiling it down. Sample maple treats like candies, popcorn, and lemonade, then tour a local sugar bush and commercial syrup production facility. 10am-4pm, included with $6-10 site admission.

March 28, 2020: Maple Sap, Sugar & Syrup | Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Onamia
Learn about traditional and contemporary sap harvesting and processing methods. Sample maple sugar. 11am-4pm, included with $6-10 site admission.

March 28, 2020: Maple Syrup Day | Osprey Wilds, Sandstone
A pancake brunch and hands-on maple syruping program. 10am-2pm, Cost for brunch and program is $15/adult, $10/child (5-12 years); if you just want to come for the programming, cost is $5/person

TBA: Maple Open House | B&E Trees, Cashton WI
Tours of the farm and sugar house, self-guided tours, outdoor games, and more. Visitors are invited to taste maple syrup hot off the evaporator, tap a tree, and come along for a day of adventure. Bring your boots, and be ready to get muddy. FREE.

 

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