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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

Mid-March
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 16, 19 and 20
142 Bordentown-Georgetown Rd.
609-298-4028; fernbrookeducation.org

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

A Winter's Day on the Farm
February 5
73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown
973-326-7645; visitnjfarms.org

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

Saturdays and Sundays from January 20-February 25
247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Twp. 
973-635-6629; morrisparks.net

Nature Center at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville

March 3, 4, 10, 11
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 25
165 Hobart Ave., Summit
908-273-8787; reeves-reedarboretum.org

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve in Pennington

February 21
31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington
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 4–March 25
313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
201-568-6093; tenaflynaturecenter.org

Trailside Nature and Science Center

February 15
452 New Providence Rd., Mountainside
908-789-3670; ucnj.org

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