If you’re looking for some family fun this weekend you might enjoy going to the Riveredge Nature Center’s “Maple Sugarin’ Open House.” This four hour event will teach participants a great deal about both maple trees and maple syrup.
The event is open to adults and kids alike. Participants will get to learn how to tap a maple tree and they’ll get to see how that sap becomes syrup.
You’ll also get to learn how sap is used in other parts of the world. There will be arts, crafts, and live music to enjoy as well.
The real fun might come when it’s time to eat, since you’ll also get to eat pancakes slathered in fresh maple syrup. Tasty! You can also purchase other refreshments from the “Sap Sucker Cafe.”
Riveredge is actually one of the area’s largest nature centers and is worth seeing even when they aren’t hosting cool events. There are 10 miles of trails to explore, 5 beautiful ponds, and there’s lots of local wildlife to see. If you like birding in particular than you won’t be disappointed.
The center almost always has something going on, however. You can look over their calendar of events here.
The Maple Sugarin’ Open House starts at 10 am on Saturday, March 23rd. The Riveredge Nature Center is located at 4458 County Hwy Y, Saukville, WI, 53080. Adult tickets are $10 and child tickets are $5 for non-members. Members pay $5 for an adult ticket and $4 for a child’s ticket. If you’re bringing a group don’t forget to pre-register.