Maple Sugaring Activities in Connecticut Last Updated 2/20
End of February and throughout March is the maple sugar season in Connecticut! Cold nights and warm, sunny days are necessary to provide good sap yields. Local sugar makers and their many loyal customers eagerly await this annual rite of spring. Visit a local sugarhouse or attend a maple sugar festival to see firsthand how maple syrup is produced!
Backyard Maple Syrup
New Pond Farm Education Center, Redding, February 1
Learn the sweet process on how to make maple syrup.
Maple Sugaring Demonstration & Pancake Breakfast
Indian Rock Nature Preserve, Bristol, February 29
Visit this Open House for demonstrations on the Native American tradition of making maple syrup using a modern, stainless steel, Small Brothers evaporator. This small batch operator will also have a variety of maple syrup grades for sale in pint, quart, half gallon containers, and 500ml fancy gift bottles with the Matteson’s Maple Manor label.
Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, March 1
Featuring tapping a maple tree for sap and boiling the sap over an open fire as part of the sugaring process. The historic house will be open for tours and the Welcome Center will host activities for visitors, along with other winter activities.
Maple Sugaring for Families
Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center, Ansonia, March 7
A presentation and introduction on how to makie maple syrup the old-fashioned way. Families get to help us choose the right trees for tapping into this sweet treat!
Maple Sugar Festival Weekend
Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, March 7-8
In the museum's new Sugar House + Cidery, watch demonstrations on historic and modern methods of sugaring, and children's crafts, games, food, live music and more.
Maple Sugaring in Your Own Backyard
Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, March 8
Learn how to make maple syrup the easy way. See the entire process from identifying the tree to the best part, tasting the final product.
Sweet Wind Farm, East Hartland, March 14
Live demonstrations of sap boilling along with live music, pancakes, cooking demonstrations. A fun filled day out with the family.
Maple Sugar Festival
Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington, March 14
This festival celebrates the gift of maple sugar with demonstrations on the traditional technique of collecting sap and boiling it down into syrup; enjoy pancakes, coffee and orange juice while learning about the importance of maple syrup to local Native American cultures.
Maple Sugar Madness
Welles Shipman Ward House, South Glastonbury, March 15
Watch and see how maple trees are tapped and how the sap is boiled down to syrup. Tour the Connecticut River Valley mansion built in 1755, the English-style bank barn and the 1830 Tobacco Shed. See 19th-century horse-drawn vehicles and Glastonbury's first motorized fire engine.
Plymouth Maple Festival
10 Park Street, Plymouth, March 21
Watch maple syrup boiling on an outdoor fire and smaple sugar on snow and maple sugar candy. Also, there will be children's crafts activities, horse drawn hay rides and a scavenger hunt on the Green.
Hebron Maple Festival
Main Street, Hebron, March 21-22
Learn how maple syrup is produced at this town-wide celebration of maple-related events! There’ll be demonstrations and a variety of maple products from local sugarhouses. And there’s so much more to enjoy – an antique tractor parade, crafts, an ice cream-eating contest, face painting, a silent auction and lots of tasty treats including maple cotton candy, fried dough, hot dogs, chili, soup and more.
Maple Weekend in Connecticut
Statewide, March 21-22
Visit sugarhouses and taste some great maple products. A great opportunity for visitors to learn how maple sap is collected and turned into delicious, sugary products.
Northwest Park, Windsor, March 28
Bring your appetite for a full breakfast of pancakes smothered with 100% pure maple syrup.