Where To Go Maple Sugaring in New Jersey With Kids

Visit maple trees, find out how they're tapped, and try a sample of sweet maple sugar at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center. Photo courtesy of the venue
Visit maple trees, find out how they're tapped, and try a sample of sweet maple sugar at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center. Photo courtesy of the venue

February is a sweet month in New Jersey. Not only do we have Valentine's Day to look forward to—it's also the start of maple sugaring season. Visitors of all ages flock to New Jersey farms and nature centers to learn about the process of maple sugaring, from tapping the maple trees to boiling the sap into delicious syrup. Some events even offer a sweet taste of the end product.

For even more outdoor winter fun, check out our post on where to play outside in NJ, plus find additional seasonal entertainment in our Winter Fun Guide.

As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses and times. And keep in mind: Really cool things to do with kids often book up quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP. Be sure to check with each venue for its COVID guidelines and requirements before heading out; some events are getting canceled or postponed at the last minute due to the latest COVID surge, so always confirm details before departing.

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