Maple sugaring events are on tap across the state. Photo courtesy of Flanders Nature Center
Maple sugaring events are on tap across the state. Photo courtesy of Flanders Nature Center

Things To Do in Connecticut this Weekend: Maple Sugaring, Cuddly Animals, Special Olympics

It's mid-February, and that means the time is just about perfect for making maple syrup! This traditional sweet requires only maple tree sap, cold nights, and lots of firewood. And you can see it made before your eyes during demonstrations this weekend in Greenwich, Woodbury, and Burlington. If you're looking for even cozier outdoor fun, try cuddling some animal friends. Finally, for those who love the thrill of competition—and want to expose kids to some seriously inspiring athletes—the Connecticut Special Olympics Winter Games are happening this weekend at numerous sites across the state.

Don't forget to check out our February GoList and Winter Fun Guide for even more inspiration. To keep up with the latest family-friendly events and activities, sign up for our free newsletter and follow us on Facebook, and Instagram. Have a fantastic weekend!


Lamothe's Sugar House
89 Stone Road
Burlington, CT 06013

CT Convention Center
100 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT

Middletown Ice Skating Rink
80 Harbor Drive
Middletown, CT

Flanders Nature Center
5 Church Hill Road Sugar House
Woodbury, CT 06798

Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort
99 Powder Hill Road
Middlefield , CT 06455

Downtown Norfold
Main Street
Norfolk, CT

Darien Nature Center
120 Brookside Road
Darien, CT

Greenwich Land Trust
370 Round Hill Road
Greenwich , CT

Westport Historical Society
25 Avery Place
Westport, CT 06880

Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater
128 Washington St
Middletown, CT 06457

New Canaan Historical Society
13 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840

Weed & Duryea
21 Grove Street
New Canaan, CT

Grace Farms
365 Lukes Wood Road
New Canaan, CT 06840

Stamford Mueum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Rd
Stamford, CT 06903

The Gunnery
99 Green Hill Road
Washington, CT 06793

Roaring Brook Environmental Center
70 Gracey Road
Canton, CT 06019

Westport Country Playhouse
25 Powers Court
Westport, CT 06880
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