Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., will host the 41st annual Maple Sugar Days from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26, featuring a hike with a naturalist guide, syrup making, and tasty maple treats.
During the hike, a naturalist will lead families through the woodland to the sugarbush, where they can see tapped sugar maple trees, and then to the maple sugar camp where the sap turns into syrup. At the camp, visitors can try using a hand drill on a log, try Native-American methods of boiling sap without metal pans, and make a craft. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a sweet treat of real maple syrup on a pancake.
Each hike to the camp last approximately 45 minutes. The first tour starts at 1 p.m. and the last hike will leave at 4 p.m. Hikes will go rain or shine. Participants are encouraged to wear warm layers.
Admission to Maple Sugar Days is $6 per person, and children under age two are free. Instructions for tapping maple trees and maple candy will be on sale at the Friends of Wehr Nature Store. Food and beverages, including made-on-site maple sugar cotton candy, will also be available for purchase.