Maple Sugar Events in Massachusetts

As winter winds down, maple makes March in New England delicious. To that end, savor this roundup of twenty-five of our favorite local sap-to-syrup events. Older kids and parents can get ready to go with this crash course on all things maple, courtesy of Mass Audubon and if you’re looking for something to do with syrup you bring home, give this easy, awesome homemade granola recipe a try!

Recurring Maple Sugar Events

1. Weekends through March 17: Identify sugar maples, observe tapping and collection methods, see sap boiled to syrup, and sample a sweet taste of the final product before warming up in the barn by a woodstove and filling up on delicious soups and desserts at Ipswich River’s Sugaring Off Tours (Ipswich)

2. Daily through March 23: Join a Maple Sugaring Tour of the Natick Community Organic Farm (Natick)

3. Weekends through March 24: Attend Maple Days at Old Sturbridge Village to learn the history of sugaring in New England (Sturbridge)

Limited Run Maple Sugar Events

4. March 1, 9: Preschoolers can make maple leaf puppets, taste sap, measure trees, and hike to the sugar shack during this Fledgling Friday program (Sharon)

5. March 2: Start the day with wheat and gluten-free pancakes smothered in farm fresh syrup at Maple Magic Day (Natick)

6. March 2, 9: Stop by Sugar Shack Saturdays at Appleton Farms to observe the sap-to-syrup process and enjoy a maple ice cream treat (Ipswich)

7. March 3: Try a classic maple sugaring tradition, Sugar-on-Snow, made by quickly cooling hot syrup on cold snow (Sharon)

8. March 5: Milk the cows, see the sap run, and discover how delicious maple milk can be at Maple Moo (Lincoln)

9. March 7: Listen to a story all about maple sugaring, see how sap turns into syrup, and Sip Some Sap at Drumlin (Lincoln)

10. March 8: Help the farmer with the first sap harvest of the year and discover how the people of long ago learned to savor the sweet treat of maple water (Lincoln)

11. March 9: Learn how maple syrup is made, hear stories, and sample sap at this Sugaring Celebration (Belmont)

12. March 9-10: Enjoy a Sap-to-Syrup Farmer’s Breakfast and learn about the local history of maple syrup (Lincoln)

13. March 9: Tap, collect, and boil down sap, learn why sugar maples are unique, and enjoy a maple treat (Mattapan)

14. March 9: Let a naturalist teach you to identify maple trees and set a tap (Southborough)

15. March 9, 10, 16: See how sugaring was done 200 years ago and enjoy a pancake breakfast in the historic William Cullen Bryant homestead (Cummington)

16. March 10: Stop by Appleton Farms for a Sunday Sugar Open House and Pancake Breakfast (Ipswich)

17. March 10: South Shore Natural Science Center Maple Day teaches history, culture, and production with tree tapping, treats, crafts, and hands-on activities (Norwell)

18. March 16: Go Maple Sugarin’! At Breakheart Reservation to sample syrup and take a tour that includes a history of maple sugaring, tree identification, wood splitting, and more (Saugus)

19. March 16: It’s time for the Groundwork Somerville Maple Syrup Boil Down, complete with local sap and syrup tasting, maple tapping and boiling demos, pancakes, hot cider, and live music (Somerville)

20. March 16-17: 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)

21. March 17, 23-24: Maple Sugaring Weekends at Moose Hill include outdoor tours, historic reenactments, children’s crafts, hot cocoa, and various syrup treats like maple sugar dusted popcorn, hot dogs cooked in sap, pancakes, and more (Sharon)

22. March 19: Visit a maple tree, sip sap, make leaf rubbings, and enjoy a story at this naturalist-led event (Belmont)

23. March 23: Wrap up sugaring season with a Spring Flapjack Fling (Topsfield)

24. March 23: Savor a sweet breakfast and take a maple tour during Land’s Sake Sugaring Off (Weston)

25. March 23-24: Play games, watch artisan demonstrations, chow down on food truck fare, and of course, see sap become syrup and sample the sweetness during Maple Sugar Days at Brookwood Farm (Milton)

Maple sugaring and syrup events in Massachusetts

Maple sugaring and syrup events in Massachusetts