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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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Updated January 2017

'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 23

1112 Dukes Parkway W., Hillsborough

908-722-3700 ext. 2; dukefarms.org 

Environmental Education Center

Every Saturday and Sunday from February 18-March 12

190 Lord Stirling Rd., Basking Ridge

908-766-2489; somersetcountyparks.org

Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center

Winter Break Camp for Kids

February 17, 20 and 21

Intersection of White Pine Rd. and Bordentown-Georgetown Rd.
609-298-4028; fernbrookeducation.org

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

February 5

73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown
973-326-7645; visitnjfarms.org

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

Saturdays and Sundays from January–February 26

247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Twp. 

973-538-3500; morrisparks.net

Nature Center at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville

March 4, 5, 11 and 12

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 26

165 Hobart Ave., Summit
973-635-6629; reeves-reedarboretum.org

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve in Pennington

February 6, March 6 and 20

Head to the Watershed Center for the Birds-n-Brunch Mini-Camp, where kids can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, then bundle up for a trek outside and a lesson on maple sugaring. 

Tenafly Nature Center

Sundays from February 5–March 26

313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
201-568-6093; tenaflynaturecenter.org

Trailside Nature and Science Center

February–March

452 New Providence Rd., Mountainside
908-789-3670; ucnj.org

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