Maple Sugaring Events

Maple Tapping Workshop

Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ Noon-2 pmDIY tapping drilling tree

Join an expert maple syrup maker and learn how to turn your backyard maple tree into liquid gold! The workshops will 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. Sample delicious syrup on pancakes and take home a set of tapping supplies, including a spile, bag, and holder.

$25 per person; $20 for Friend of Wehr Members

$3.50 Regular parking fee in effect. FREE parking for FOW Members

Reservations guarantee a seat: (414) 425-8550. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows


NatureNauts: Maple Magic

Sunday, March 11, 2018 @ 1-2 pm

Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 9:30-10:30 am

Come learn about sap, sugar, and syrup from Wisconsin’s state tree the sugar maple. Children will hear the story of Maggie the Maple Tree by Karen Kerans and visit the sugarbush to meet Maggie and give her a hug. After a short walk, everyone will enjoy a maple syrup treat. NatureNauts is a program for children ages 4-6 and their caregiver.

$12 per child; $10 for Milwaukee County residents;$7 for Friend of Wehr Members

$3.50 Regular parking fee in effect. FREE parking for FOW Members

Pre-registration required 2 days prior to program.


Maple Sugar Days for Familiesmaple sugar Tasting Sugar, beginpack235

Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25, 2018 @ 1-4 pm

Celebrate the spring thaw and our Wisconsin heritage at Maple Sugar Days March. The program includes a short walk to the sugarbush, a visit to an old-time sugarin’ camp,a boil down demonstration and handson activities for children. A pancake with real maple syrup will top off your day. The guided hikes begin at 1 pm and continue every 15 minutes until 4 pm. Maple sugar treats and tapping equipment will be available for purchase.

$6 per person, payable at the door. Children ages 2 & under – FREE

$3.50 Regular parking fee in effect. FREE parking for FOW Members

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Maple Sugar Days for Scouts & Youth Groups

Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25, 2018 @ Noon-1 pmmaple sugar tree

Reserved Hikes Start at 12:00, 12:20 and 12:40 pm

Youth and scout groups are invited to join in the Wisconsin spring tradition of Maple Sugarin’. This 2-hour program includes a guided walk through the sugarbush, tree drilling practice, a visit to an old-fashioned sugarin’ camp, activities that teach about the Native American origins of maple syrup, and a taste of real maple syrup on a pancake. Refreshments including popcorn and maple sugar cotton candy will be available for purchase.

$6 per person. Optional Maple Sugar fun patches can be pre-ordered at time of reservation for $2 a patch

$3.50 Regular parking fee in effect. FREE parking for FOW Members

Pre-registration is required and begins Monday, January 15