17 Maple Events in Massachusetts

Maple must be the best part of March in New England and we’ve got you covered with this roundup of seventeen of our favorite local sap-to-syrup events. Older kids and parents can get ready to go with this Mass Audubon crash course on all things maple, while littles will love Sugar on Snow, a sweet seasonal book by Nan Parson Rossiter. And if you’re looking for something to do with syrup you bring home, give this easy, awesome homemade granola recipe a try!


1. Now through March 23: Take a Maple Sugaring Tour of Natick Community Organic Farm (Natick)

2. March 3 + 10: Tap the trees, create maple themed crafts, and sample snacks during Sugar Shack Saturdays at Appleton Farms (Hamilton, Ipswich)

3. March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18: Go on a naturalist-guided Sugaring Off Tour, then warm up by the wood stove with hot drinks, hot dogs cooked in maple sap, soups, and sweet treats (Topsfield)

4. March 17-18, 25: Travel back in time with costumed characters from colonial times, craft, and enjoy maple treats when Moose Hill hosts a series of Maple Sugaring Weekends (Sharon)

5. Every weekend in March: See the entire sugar-making process from tap to sugaring off, while costumed historians cook period foods with maple and the potter and cooper craft maple related items during Maple Days at Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge)


6. March 2: Check the taps and sip some sap at Drumlin Farm’s Maple Magic (Lincoln)

7. March 3: Habitat hosts several family Sugaring Celebrations, with stories and activities, plus sips of sap and syrup (Belmont)

8. March 6: Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy Going to the Maple Tree for sugaring stories, sap samples, leaf rubbings, and more (Belmont)

9. March 10: Groundwork Somerville hosts its annual Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival (Somerville)

10. March 10-11: Celebrate the season with Drumlin Farm’s Sap-to-Syrup Farmer’s Breakfast (Lincoln)

11. March 11: South Shore Natural Science Center Maple Day teaches history, culture, and production with tree tapping, treats, crafts, and hands-on activities (Norwell)

12. March 13-14: Take two days to discover The Secret Life of Maple Syrup with outdoor detective work, sap collecting, and boiling down, plus blind taste tests and sweet treats (Belmont)

13. March 17-18: More than 50 sugar houses around the state open to the public for tours, tastings, performances, and more during Massachusetts Maple Weekend, while dozens of restaurants feature Massachusetts syrup on their menus (Various Locations)

14. March 24: Finish off the sugaring season with this Flapjack Fling (Ipswich)

15. March 24: Savor a sweet breakfast and take a maple tour during the Land’s Sake Sugaring Off (Weston)

16. March 24-25: Discover the early history of maple sugaring in New England while enjoying demonstrations, crafts, activities, and games, then warm up by the fire, take a ride in a horse carriage and enjoy fresh kettle popcorn at the Brookwood Farm Maple Sugar Days Festival (Canton)

17. March 25: Chestnut Hill Farm serves stacks of pancakes plus delicious syrups, candies, and more when it hosts The Magic of Maple (Southborough)

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