Maple Sugaring

Maple Sugar Days 2023

Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, 12-4 pm

Celebrate the spring thaw and our Wisconsin heritage at Wehr’s annual Maple Sugar Days. The program includes a short walk to the sugarbush, a visit to an old-time sugarin’ camp, a boil down demonstration and stories about the Native American origins of maple sugarin’. Everyone will receive a warm pancake with real Wisconsin maple syrup to enjoy. Other maple treats, along with DIY tapping equipment will be on-sale in the Friends of Wehr Nature Store.

Pre-purchased tickets are required and are available online starting January 23 at 9 am.

Fee: $10 per person, Free for children ages 2 and under

$5 per car parking fee for non members

Important Maple Sugar Weekend Information:

  • Youth groups may register for any specific time during the 12-4 pm event and should bring at least one adult for every five children.
  • Hikes begin at noon and continue every 15 minutes until 4 pm
  • Each time slot has room for 40 participants, split into 2 groups of 20
  • Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, and the program runs rain or shine.

Maple Tapping Workshops

 

Maple Tapping Workshop for Families

Saturday, February 25, 1-2:30 pm

Nothing beats homemade maple syrup on pancakes! We’ll take you through the process from start to finish at this hands-on workshop. Practice drilling a tree and see how sap is boiled down. You’ll even get to enjoy some sweet treats! Tapping kits can be purchased in the Friends of Wehr store for an additional fee. Recommended for families with children ages 6 and older.

$12 per person; $10 for Milwaukee County residents; $7 for Friends of Wehr members

Online registration required two days prior to program

 

Maple Tapping Workshop for Adults

Sunday, February 26, 12-2 pm

Learn how to turn your backyard maple tree into liquid gold from our expert sugar makers. We’ll cover how to identify a suitable tree, the tools and tricks of drilling and tapping, how to safely store and boil-down sap, and the process of “finishing off” and storing syrup. You’ll even sample delicious syrup on pancakes! Tapping kits can be purchased in the Friends of Wehr store for an additional fee.

$12 per person; $10 for Milwaukee County residents; $7 for Friends of Wehr members

Online registration required two days prior to program