Maple Sugaring Demo

Ash tree removal work will be taking place along trails at Loantaka Brook Reservation on January 20-21. Please expect localized trail closures between South Street and Loantaka Way.

Ash tree removal work will be taking place along trails at Loantaka Brook Reservation on January 20-21. Please expect localized trail closures between South Street and Loantaka Way.

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Boulevard, Chatham Township, 07928.

All Ages.

Learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. This year, the program will be held entirely outdoors.

Times: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. AND 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person, age 3 & up. FREE per child under age 3.

Contact: Preregistration is required. For more information, 973.635.6629.

Register here.

This event is happening on:

  • Saturday, January 23 : 1 PM - 3 :30pm

  • Saturday, January 30 : 1 PM - 3 :30pm

  • Saturday, February 6 : 1 PM - 3 :30pm

  • Saturday, February 13 : 1 PM - 3 :30pm

  • Saturday, February 20 : 1 PM - 3 :30pm

  • Saturday, February 27 : 1 PM - 3 :30pm

  • Saturday, March 6 : 1 PM - 3 :30pm

  • Saturday, March 13 : 1 PM - 3 :30pm

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