From the tree to your pancakes – It’s maple sugaring time

At maple sugaring weekends in Lake Metroparks Farmpark this March, you can see and taste what it takes to make sugary goodness happen.

UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

The brisk air of Spring not only brings people out of Winter hibernation, it brings the sap from the maple trees. It’s with that clear, slightly sweet sap that brings us the wonderful flowing amber goodness of maple syrup.

Lake Metroparks Farmpark (8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland)  is hosting its maple sugaring weekends this March 14th and 15th, where you and your family can see and sample the journey of how syrup is made.

A hands-on experience, you’ll learn how to tap a tree hang sap buckets on the maple trees. Along with a horse-drawn sled that transports the sap, you can help collect the buckets used to produce maple syrup. See how sap is processed into pure maple syrup with a wood-burning boiler, and sample sap water, grades of syrup and hand-made candies.

In addition to the maple sugar program, you can visit with the farm’s newborn animals, observe dairy processing, ice cream making and cheese making. Pony rides and all-day breakfast at the on-site J&J Cafe are available for additional fees.
Maple Sugaring Weekend 
March 14th & 15th, 2020 9am until 5pm
Admission: Ages 12 through 59: $8 / Ages 60 and older: $7 / Ages 2 through 11: $6 / Children younger than 2: free / Farmpark members: free / Active U.S. military and family: free with military ID