Maple Sugaring in Connecticut with Kids: Festivals, Sugar House Tours and More

Tree-tapping at Audubon Maple Fest. Photo courtesy of the Sharon Audubon Center
Tree-tapping at Audubon Maple Fest. Photo courtesy of the Sharon Audubon Center

Warm days and cool nights start the sweet maple syrup season. Right about now, sugar houses across the Nutmeg State are busy collecting and evaporating clear sap into tasty, golden syrup. The traditional maple sugaring season extends from late February until late March. Here, we share the latest information on maple sugaring in Connecticut with activities and tours that families will love.

Make the most of the next couple of months by checking out our favorite snowshoeing spotssnow tubing areas, and our Winter Fun Guide.

Winterfest at Bushnell Park in Hartford
Bushnell Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Fun with Food
Cromwell Town Hall Gym - 12:30 PM Pick
The Essex North Pole Express
Essex Steam Train - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides