Check out these sweet events at Central Ohio parks.

It’s maple syrup season in Central Ohio, and several local parks are inviting the public into their sugar shacks to learn more about—and sample—the sweet treat.

Here’s a rundown of some events happening in the region: 

Camp Lazarus is hosting a Maple Syrup Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3 and 10. Admission is $5 and includes a maple-syrup-making demonstration and activities such as archery and campfire cooking. An all-you-can eat pancake breakfast, hosted by the Boy Scouts of America Simon Kenton Council, costs an additional $5. For more information, go to or see the story in our March issue. Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware will hold its Maple Sugar Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Registration is required at Maple Time at Slate Run Living Historical Farm in Canal Winchester, scheduled for 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 The Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department will hold a Maple Tapping Festival from 8 a.m. to noon March 10 at Charles Alley Park. The event offers maple-tapping demonstrations, a pancake breakfast, treats from the sugar house, wood carvings and more. The cost for breakfast is $5.