Celebrate the Peak of Maple Sugaring at the Great Swamp in Morris County

Chatham Twp.-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.

Celebrate 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.

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.

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 morrisparks.net or call 973.635.6629.

The Morris County Park Commission features one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey.  It currently protects and maintains 18,927 acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all to enjoy