Maple Sugar Days Festival
It's sugarin’ time in the Blue Hills! Join Trailside and the Massachusetts DCR as we continue a more than 20-year-old tradition of making maple syrup at Brookwood Farm in the Blue Hills Reservation. The Maple Sugar Days Festival will be held on Saturday March 24th and Sunday March 25th at Brookwood Farm in Canton MA.
Discover how people learned to get sugar from a tree as you take a walk down “Maple Lane” to meet people who share the maple story and who help you handle and use sugar making tools. Smell the wood smoke as you watch clouds of steam rise from bubbling sap cooking into syrup in the sugar house. And get a taste of real maple!
Activities include games for children, a warming bonfire, and horse-drawn wagon rides ($3/person). Skilled artisans will demonstrate traditional, hand-powered crafts. Grab a bite to eat from a food truck, then purchase some locally-produced maple syrup.
This outdoor event features a self-guided tour over flat, level terrain—plan to spend at least 90 minutes completing the tour. Afterwards, enjoy free same-day admission to Trailside Museum!
Brookwood Farm is located in the DCR Blue Hills Reservation. Take Exit 3 (Houghton’s Pond) off Route 93 and follow signs to Maple Sugar Days parking. Free shuttle buses provide transportation between the parking area and the program site.