MAPLE SUGAR FESTIVAL MARCH 14 AT THE GREAT SWAMP OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTERMonday, December 09, 2019
MORRISTOWN, NJ. Celebrate the peak of maple sugaring season at the annual Maple Sugar Festival
held at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township on Saturday, March 14, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Enjoy a wide variety of fun activities, such as tree tapping demonstrations, maple cream, eating a snow cone, and more. Take a guided ‘Hike Through Maple Sugaring History,’ and discover how sugaring has changed since it was started by the Native Americans hundreds of years ago. Taste test a variety of syrups, and learn about the evaporation process on an authentic wood-burning evaporator.
If you are interested in making your own syrup at home, spiles are on sale along with easy instructions on how to get started. A maple sugar farmer is also on hand selling fresh syrup products.
Admission is $5 per person, and the festival is held rain or shine. For more information and directions to the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, visit morrisparks.net or call 973.635.6629.