While we make every effort to ensure events are up-to-date, some may have been postponed or canceled due to precautions concerning the coronavirus. We recommend checking with the venue or organization before attending any of the following events.
Check the list below for family-friendly places to celebrate the sweetest time of year in the greater Cleveland/Akron area.
Maple Sugaring. Take a hike through the sugarbush to find out about the history of maple sugaring. Learn about the techniques that have been used through time to gather sap and then watch as it is turned into syrup. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rocky River Reservation, Maple Grove Picnic Area, 216-635-3200, clevelandmetroparks.com
Ohio Maple Madness Tour. “Pa” hitches up the horses and takes visitors into the woods through the sugar bush to collect the sweet stuff, then brings it back to the sugar shack to demonstrate how it is all done. Sample some maple coffee, candy, and various other treats in the log cabin. Ma & Pa’s Gift Shack, 15161 Main Market Road, Burton, 440-548-5521, maandpas.com
March 13-14, 20-21
Maple Sugar Days & Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy a pancake breakfast and experience the process of maple sugaring past and present at Hale Farm & Village. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, 330-666-3711, wrhs.org
Virtual: Maple Sugaring. Geauga County is the maple capital of Ohio. Tap into the early history of maple sugaring with this presentation, which includes a nostalgic look at 20th century maple syrup production, practiced by Geauga farm families, as winter transitioned to spring. 2-3 p.m. geaugalibrary.libcal.com
Geauga County Maple Festival. The oldest maple festival in the U.S. celebrates the production of pure maple syrup in Geauga County and Northeast Ohio. Four days of fun, food and “everything maple.” Chardon Square, 111 E. Park St., 440-286-3007, maplefestival.com