SHEBOYGAN — March marks Maple Sugaring Month at Maywood-Ellwood H. May Environmental Park, and it's much more than just about savoring the sweet sap.
Throughout the month, Maywood will be offering self-guided informational hikes that include several stops to learn about how maple sap becomes maple syrup. And yes, fun activities will be sprinkled throughout the trails, too.
The trail is open during daylight hours, and the display will be up through Wednesday, March 31.
If the conditions are right, you may even be able to see employees collecting sap and working in the sugar shack to convert it into maple syrup. This year, Maywood even has a new evaporator that eliminates the need for a final cooking on the stove.
According to a post, Maywood has produced over 13 gallons of syrup so far this season.
Pop-up activities and educational displays will also be held in the Ecology Center, which is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These displays will help guests learn about the history of maple sugaring, see a display of historical spiles and more.
To follow along with pop-up events, follow along on Maywood's Facebook page.