Maple Sugaring in New Jersey

I spent some of my teenage years living close to Canada and thought that was the only place to get real maple syrup, well… besides Vermont!
Last year the kids and I went to a maple sugaring festival here in New Jersey and I discovered just how much New Jersey maple trees have to offer this time of year.
Maple Sugar Fest Sap Toss Game
Maple Sugar Fest Sap Toss Game
Check out the list of New Jersey Maple themed events below:
Maple Sugaring
Sundays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015
from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Visitor Center
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave.
Tenafly, NJ
Learn how to identify a maple tree and the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center’s tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome.
Howell Living History Farm
Saturday , January 31st 2015
Tree Tapping Workshop: 11am & 2pm
70 Wooden’s Lane
Lambertville, NJ
Join the crew working the farms 150-tree sugar bush operation. Enjoy the work, fun and rewards of helping tap maple trees, hang sap buckets and cut firewood for the use in syrup making.
Maple Sugaring Fest
Sunday, March 1st 2015  from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, New Jersey 07901
Learn how early settlers tapped maple trees and turned the sap into delicious maple syrup! Take part in our family scavenger hunt and see whether you can successfully complete the “Maple Syrup Challenge.” Round out the day with a sampling of maple syrup and flapjacks made here at the Arboretum! Registration is not required.
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