Maple Sugaring

Maple Sugaring

Freezing nights in the 20s and warm days in the 40s signal the sap run and start of sugaring season!


Visitors will observe live campfires with boiling sap that demonstrate how Native Americans and Colonists likely made maple sugar. We’ll learn about tree identification, climate change impacts, qualities of sap and syrup, and more in our outdoor, mini “maple museum” and at a tapped tree. If the weather’s just right, we’ll watch sap’s journey from slow drips into buckets, to our boiling evaporator, and onto your kitchen table!
On days when Mother Nature graces us with sap, we’ll peek through the door of our sugar shack to observe the boil in action. Tours run regardless of weather, sap run, or boiling, so c’mon down and get a fascinating glimpse into this enduring tradition, unique to northern North America.



  • Length: up to 60 minutes
  • Campfires lit Sat. and Sun. only
  • No refunds — tours run rain or shine
  • Program is 100% outdoors—dress for the weather, wear sturdy footwear, and meet in front of the barn
  • See our Covid policies here.

Weekday Tour Details

Monday – Friday Options


February 15 – March 19




  • Campfires are unlit Monday through Friday.
  • Email [email protected] about customizing your tour time.


Tour Fee: $54 flat fee for 1-6 people (babes on backs free)

Weekend Tour Details

Saturday & Sunday Options


February 13 & 14
February 20 & 21
February 27 & 28
March 6 & 7
March 13 & 14
March 20 & 21



Tour Fee: $90 flat fee for 1-10 people (babes on backs free)

Questions? Email [email protected]

Come along as we celebrate sugaring traditions, community, and winter’s end!

Keep Calm and Boil On

Make your own Maple Magic at home with
NCOF syrup, NCOF sausage, pancake mix, coffee, and cocoa from our online store

Top your pancakes with your own homemade Maple Magic fruit compote.
Download our recipe.

Tap your own sugar maples with a starter tapping kit from Sweet Meadow Feed and Grain

Compete in our Pancake Olympics. Send us a photo of yourself enjoying NCOF maple syrup over pancakes & win a prize.

Join us on NCOF Facebook and Instagram throughout sugaring season for weekly production updates, process videos, children’s activities, and fun!