Maple sugaring has been underway for a few weeks now, but there’s still time to get in on the action. Check out these events coming up this Saturday, Feb. 25!
Maple Sugar Days from 12 – 4 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26 at the Ellenwood Nature Barn in Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve (3455 Poole Road). Enjoy the awakening of the trees as they prepare for spring with the very traditional craft of making maple syrup. It’s a delicious weekend of tastes, crafts, demos and hikes. Call 513-521-7275 or visit greatparks.org.
Sugar Camp at 10 a.m., and 12, 2 and 5 p.m. at Middleton-Mills Park (3415 Mills Road, Covington). Step into the forest and back in time to experience life in a mid-1800s sugar camp. Learn the art and science of making maple syrup the old-fashioned way. Make a spile, tap a tree and gather sap! For more info, call 859-525-PLAY or visit kentoncounty.org.
Walk Through the Sugarbush at 11 a.m. at the Pin Oak Trail in Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve (3455 Poole Road). Discover where maple syrup comes from as you walk through a grove of sugar maple trees, sampling sap along the way. After the walk, enjoy the Maple Sugar Days festival, which begins at noon (see above). Call 513-521-7275 or visit greatparks.org.