Check out the maple sugaring demonstrations at the Tenafly Nature Center. Photo courtesy of the Center
Check out the maple sugaring demonstrations at the Tenafly Nature Center. Photo courtesy of the Center

Where To Go Maple Sugaring With New Jersey Kids

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.

Maple sugaring is a pandemic-friendly, primarily outdoor event, with limited capacity and reservations required this season. 

For even more outdoor winter fun, check out our post on where to play outside in NJ and family-friendly skiing and snowboarding spots nearby, and more seasonal entertainment in our Winter Fun Guide.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. If you arrive at a venue that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do.


The Watershed Institute
31 Titus Mill Rd. Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Pennington, NJ 08534

Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Avenue
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Trailside Nature & Science Center
452 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092

Rancocas Nature Center
794 Rancocas Rd.
Westampton Township, NJ 08060

Howell Living History Farm
70 Wooden's Lane
Lambertville, NJ

Reeves Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901

Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960

Schiff Natural Lands Trust
339 Pleasant Valley Road
Mendham, NY

The New Weis Center
150 Snake Den Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456

Great Swamp OEC
247 Southern Blvd.
Chatham Township, NJ 07928
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