History of Maple Sugaring
When & Where
March 5 - 20
11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
Maple Grove Picnic Area,
North Olmsted, OH
Ages: All ages
Phone: (440) 734-6660
In late February and early March, Ohio's maple trees are typically ready to be tapped. Take a hike along the Sugarbush Trail and view sap collecting methods. Don't forget to visit the Sugarhouse where boiling sap transforms into tasty maple syrup!
On weekends, visitors can walk through time along the Sugarbush trail from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to see the sap-collecting methods and maple syrup-making processes used by Native Americans, pioneers and modern sugar farmers. The History of Maple Sugaring hikes will lead to the Sugarhouse, where guests can watch sap being boiled into delicious 100 percent pure maple syrup. Guided public hikes leave the Sugarhouse every 20 minutes (last hike leaves at 3:40 p.m.).
Schools and groups can be accomodated for History of Maple Sugaring programs during weekdays by appointment only. For school groups and other groups, schedule (440) 734-6660
Maple Grove Picnic Area is located off Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, between Cedar Point Road and Spafford Road in Brook Park, south of Rocky River Nature Center.