Maple Sugaring at Lorain County Metro Parks - The Cleveland Moms

Feb. 24-25 & Mar. 2-3, 2024
Sugar Shack Open House: 10:00 am-Noon
Naturalist-led programs/hikes: 12:30-2:30 pm
Carlisle Reservation
Free to attend!

Maple Sugaring Open House and Guided Hikes – Late winter brings the sound of sap dripping into buckets in the Carlisle Reservation sugar bush. Join us at the Carlisle Visitor Center Sugar Shack (12882 Diagonal Rd., LaGrange) for a 45-minute outdoor program that will engage you in the maple sugaring process. Enjoy a visit to the sugar bush, where you will discover how to identify maple trees, tap trees, and collect sap. Then end your visit with a stop at the Sugar Shack where sap will be boiling in the evaporator pan. Discover the process of turning sap into syrup through this demonstration, then enjoy a taste of pure maple syrup—registration is not required.

These guided Naturalist-led hikes step off every 30 minutes from 12:30 pm-2:30 pm. The Sugar Shack will also be open for visitors who just want to drop in and watch the sap cooking in the evaporator pan from 10 am – 12 pm on both Saturdays and Sundays.

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