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Maple Sugaring in New Jersey

Get your sugar fix at these sweet tree-tapping events happening this winter in New Jersey.



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'Tis the season—to go maple sugaring! For families with a sweet tooth looking for something fun to do this winter, check out these places around NJ with maple-sugaring events, so you can see how the real thing is collected and made and taste-test different varieties around the state. You might even come home with a bottle of the homemade goodness to drizzle on your pancakes and waffles. Mmmmm! 

(If you arrive home with fresh NJ maple syrup, try making one of these tasty recipes.)

Maple Sugaring Celebration at Duke Farms

February 9
1112 Dukes Parkway W., Hillsborough
908-722-3700 ext. 2; dukefarms.org 

Environmental Education Center

Every Saturday and Sunday from February 16-March 10
190 Lord Stirling Rd., Basking Ridge
908-766-2489; somersetcountyparks.org

Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center

Winter Break Camp for Kids
February 15, 18, 19
142 Bordentown-Georgetown Rd.
609-298-4028; fernbrookeducation.org

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

March 2
247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Twp. 
973-635-6629; morrisparks.net

Nature Center at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville

March 2-3, 9-10
Participate in a hands-on demonstration of home maple sugar production and see how it’s all done.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Maple Sugaring Fest
February 24
165 Hobart Ave., Summit
908-273-8787; reeves-reedarboretum.org

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve in Pennington

March 2
31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington

Tenafly Nature Center

Sundays from February 3-March 24
313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
201-568-6093; tenaflynaturecenter.org

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