Maple tree tapping is a Pennsylvania tradition. Photo courtesy of VisitPA.com
Maple tree tapping is a Pennsylvania tradition. Photo courtesy of VisitPA.com

Pennsylvania Maple Sugaring Season Events for Kids, 2021

It's maple sugaring season! And if you have ever wondered what all the fuss was about, now is your chance to find out. The official tree-tapping season kicks off in February, but sugarings and tastings across Pennsylvania run through April. Our list includes demos in which visitors can watch an actual tree tapping as well as daylong experiences and weekend festivals. Many are local events, but some could require an overnight.

Of course, COVID-19 has impacted the season with a few venues taking a year off from hosting. However, many are keeping the tradition going since activities are generally held outside. Visitors should expect social distancing and mask requirements. Keep reading to check out what the syrup season has to offer.

Don't forget to take advantage of the final weeks of winter with our Winter Activities Guide. Looking forward to the new warmer season? Find fun things to do around Philly in our Spring Activities Guide.

Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing measures. If an event appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.


Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center
700 Cobbs Creek Parkway
Philadelphia, 19143

Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve
1537 Mount Hope Road
Fairfield, PA 17320

Wissahickon Environmental Center
300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Sechler Sugar Shack
7758 Kingwood Rd
Confluence, PA 15557

Wolf's Hollow County Park, Parking Lot
1399 Schoff Road
Atglen, PA 19310

Churchville Nature Center
501 Churchville Lane
Churchville , PA

Peace Valley Nature Center
170 North Chapman Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

Awbury Arboretum
One Awbury Road
Philadelphia, PA

Washington Crossing State Park
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
Titusville, NJ 08560

Warwick County Park Office
382 County Park Road
Pottstown, PA 19465

Somerset Historical Center
10649 Somerset Pike
Somerset, PA 15501

Festival Park
120 Meyers Ave
Meyersdale, PA
PECO Free First Sundays at the Barnes
The Barnes Foundation - 10:00 AM Pick
Maple Sugaring at Washington Crossing State Park
Washington Crossing State Park - 1:00 PM Pick
Pay What You Wish
Philadelphia Museum of Art - various times Pick
Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition
The Franklin Institute - various times Pick
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