Multiple maple syrup events are on tap.
It’s maple syrup season in Central Ohio, and this weekend offers numerous ways to find out more about—and sample—the sweet treat.
Here’s a rundown of some notable offerings:
Camp Lazarus is hosting a Maple Syrup Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 4 and 11. Activities include pioneer crafts, the chance to learn how syrup is made and a pancake feast. Admission is $5; meals are an additional $5. For more information, go to skcscouts.org/th_event/maplesyrup.
Stop by the Makin’ Maple Syrup program from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 4 at Gallant Farm to learn how sap is extracted and boiled. The free, all-ages event is weather-dependent, so check preservationparks.com for updates.
Stratford Ecological Center will host a Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 4. After a meal of pancakes and sausage, visitors can hike to the sugar shack to learn how syrup is made and also visit farm animals. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 children ages 2-12. Advance registration is required at stratfordecologicalcenter.org/event/maple-sugar-pancake-breakfast.
Maple Time at Slate Run Living Historical Farm, scheduled 1-3 p.m. March 4 and 5, will teach participants how syrup was made in the 1880s. Hikes to the sugarbush depart at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The program is free. Learn more at metroparks.net.
Dawes Arboretum is hosting Maple Syrup Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through March 12. Attendees can watch how sap is boiled into syrup and taste a sample. The log cabin will be open, and free guided tours operate at 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information about this free event, go to dawesarb.org.