'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.)
1112 Dukes Parkway W., Hillsborough
908-722-3700 ext. 2; dukefarms.org
Every Saturday and Sunday from February 18-March 12
190 Lord Stirling Rd., Basking Ridge
Winter Break Camp for Kids
February 16, 19 and 20
142 Bordentown-Georgetown Rd.
A Winter's Day on the Farm
73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown
Saturdays and Sundays from January 20-February 25
247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Twp.
March 3, 4, 10, 11
Participate in a hands-on demonstration of home maple sugar production and see how it’s all done.
Maple Sugaring Fest
165 Hobart Ave., Summit
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.
Sundays from February 4–March 25
313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
February 17 and 19
452 New Providence Rd., Mountainside