Maple Sugaring Events from the Great Parks of Hamilton County

Did you know that it takes upwards of 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup?! AND it can take up to 40 years for a maple tree to produce a decent amount of sap! When you consider that one tree produces 5-10 gallons of sap, you start to realize what a precious commodity maple syrup is!

Want to learn more about maple sugaring? Perhaps you’d like to get out there and see the sap production yourself? Or enjoy a maple tasting?

Maple Sugaring in Ohio

Get out there and try one of the Maple Sugaring events offered by the Great Parks of Hamilton County!

Maple at Glenwood
February 9 (Sunday), 2–4 pm
Glenwood Gardens*/Garden Loop Trail
10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn, Ohio 45215

Join a nature interpreter along the Garden Loop Trail to learn the value maple trees had for early colonists, from financial freedom to sweetening tea. Knowledge learned from Native Americans and hard work has propelled this tree to become a sweet natural resource. See sap being boiled and taste some real maple syrup! (Free)


Maple in the Moonlight
February 14 (Friday), 7–9 pm
Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve*/Ellenwood Nature Barn
3455 Poole Road, Colerain Twp., Ohio 45251

Adults, kick off the maple season with the chance to play in the park after dark. Hike the trail and then warm yourself by the fire to experience the journey of bringing maple syrup to your table. Make a maple syrup-inspired project to take home while enjoying maple tastings and local music. ($10/person, register by 2/10)


Kids’ Maple Day at the Park
February 17 (Monday), 11 am
Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve*/Ellenwood Nature Barn
3455 Poole Road, Colerain Twp., Ohio 45251

Celebrate this day with a class for kids about the sweet tradition of maple sugaring. See a movie, take a hike, taste some yummy maple syrup and more! ($7.50/person, payable at the door)


Maple Sugar Days
February 22 & 23 (Sat. and Sunday), 12-4pm
Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve*/Ellenwood Nature Barn
3455 Poole Road, Colerain Twp., Ohio 45251

It’s maple sugaring time! This event for the whole family celebrates the awakening of the trees as they prepare for spring with the traditional craft of making maple syrup. Enjoy this delicious weekend of tastes, crafts, demonstrations and hikes. (Free, some activities have a small fee)


Wee Wonder About Maple Sugar
February 27 (Thursday), 11 am
Sharon Woods*/Sharon Centre
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, Ohio 45241

Come learn about maple sugar! Children will enjoy an activity, craft and story. For ages 3–5. ($7.50/child, payable at the door)


Wee Wonder About Maple Sugar
February 28 (Friday), 11 am
Woodland Mound*/Seasongood Nature Center
8250 Old Kellogg Road, Anderson Twp., Ohio 45255

Come learn about maple sugar! Children will enjoy an activity, craft and story. For ages 3–5. ($7.50/child, payable at the door)


See the Maple Sugaring events on the Great Parks calendar


*A valid Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks. Cost for residents of Hamilton County: $10 annual/$5 daily; other visitors: $16 annual/$8 daily.

Thank you to Great Parks of Hamilton County being one of our sponsors.

Great Parks of Hamilton County’s mission is to protect natural resources and provide outdoor education and recreation. For additional information, visit www.greatparks.org or call 513-521-7275.