13 Events To Celebrate Maple In Massachusetts

Who doesn't love a little maple, whether that's straight up as syrup, mixed into an awesome batch of granola, or via homage to our neighbors to the north (I am a big Justin Trudeau fan...). And march is maple prime time in Massachusetts -- check out this roundup of 13 cool opportunities to teach your kids that this sweet treat comes from trees!

March 8: Help collect sap at Appleton Farms (Ipswich)

March 11: Groundwork Somerville hosts its annual Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival (Somerville)

March 11-12: Celebrate the seasons with Drumlin Farm’s Sap-to-Syrup Farmer’s Breakfast (Lincoln)

March 11-12: Go on a naturalist-guided Maple Sugar Tour, then warm up by the wood stove with hot drinks, hot dogs cooked in maple sap, soups, and sweet treats (Ipswich)

March 12: South Shore Natural Science Center Maple Day teaches history, culture, and production with tree tapping, treats, crafts, and hands-on activities (Norwell)

March 15: Enjoy taste tests, treats, and lots of learning at the 1st Annual Appleton Farms Maple Festival (Ipswich)

March 18: Finish off the sugaring season with this Flapjack Fling (Ipswich)

March 18-19: More than 50 sugarhouses around the state open to the public for tours, tastings, performances, and more during Massachusetts Maple Weekend (Various Locations)

March 19: Chestnut Hill provides crafts, games, and all things maple for Maplefest (Southborough)

March 19, 25 + 26: Travel back in time with costumed characters from colonial times, craft, and enjoy maple treats when Moose Hill hosts its Maple Sugar Festival (Sharon)

March 25: Savor a sweet breakfast and take a maple tour during the Land’s Sake Sugaring Off (Weston)

March Ongoing: Take a Maple Sugaring Tour of Natick Community Organic Farm (Natick)

March Ongoing: Maple Days at Old Sturbridge Village take place every weekend in March, with free admission for kids (Sturbridge)