Maple Sugaring Activities in Connecticut Last Updated: February 2022
The end of January 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!
And be sure to check with each location before venturing out, as hours may change.
Adopt-a-Tree: Maple Syrup Program
New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan; kicks off on February 5 and runs through March.
All ages and families are welcome to learn about and participate in the entire syrup-making process.
Tap-a-Tree Maple Sugaring Program
Ambler Farm, Wilton; February 5, program runs through mid-March
Learn the science and history of maple sugaring by being a hands-on part of the process. You can come out to the Farm to collect sap from your tree. See the sap get boiled down the sugar shack and then get your own bottle of Ambler Farm Dark Maple Syrup to bring home.
Maple Sugar House Demonstrations
Woodbury Sugar Shed, Woodbury; February 19-March 27, Saturdays and Sundays
Sample some that have been made, and have a chance to shop our Pop-Up Shop for some.
Maple Sugaring Demonstrations
Dudley Farm, Guilford; February 19-March 6
A visit to this historic farm on Saturdays and Sundays and witness how maple syrup is made.
Maple Sugar Fest Sundays
Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford; February 27, March 6, March 13
In the museum's Sugar House + Cidery, watch demonstrations on historic and modern methods of sugaring, along with fun seasonal offerings, including traditional favorites like maple syrup treats.
Maple Sugaring Sunday and Pancake Breakfast Party
Lyman Orchards, Middlefield; February 27 and March 6
Watch and learn a maple syrup sugar shack demonstration. Kids and adults can try their hand at tapping a “tree” before or after you indulge in a delicious 'Pancake Party' brunch menu.
Sweet Wind Farm, East Hartland; March 12
This historic farm is offering guided tours, pancakes, live music, children's activities, and demonstrations. Just in time for some cabin fever relief.
Syrup Saturday: A Pancakes & PJs Party
New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan; March 12
Annual end of syrup season celebration with fun syrup-related activities including tree tapping demonstrations, a real maple sap “boil down,” and a real versus fake syrup taste test.
Maple Sugaring in Your Own Backyard
Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton; March 13
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.
Hebron Maple Festival
Town of Hebron; March 19-20
Enjoy the great outdoors while having fun with tasting maple products and learning about the maple sugar houses.
Maple Fest Weekend
Great Brook Sugarhouse, Sullivan Farm, New Milford; March 19-20
Learn a variety of maple syrup techniques from different eras and then take a tour of the modern facility.
Maple Weekend in Connecticut
Statewide, March 19-20
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.