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Event Series Event Series: WEHR Center Maple Sugar Days

WEHR Center Maple Sugar Days

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

WEHR Center Maple Sugar Days: March 23 and 24, 2024.

WHEN: Saturday, March 23rd – Sunday, March 24th, 12:00 – 4:00 PM
WHERE: Wehr Nature Center, 9701 West College Avenue, Franklin, WI 53132
WHAT: Join Wehr Nature Center this March for its 44th Annual Maple Sugar Days to hear the surprising stories behind your favorite sticky treat!
Learn how the indigenous peoples of North America created the first maple sugar and continue their sacred tradition today, meet one of our Maple Trees and discover the science behind their sweet sap, and travel back in time to an old-fashioned sugar camp and hear tales of how hardworking folks created syrup in the early days of Wisconsin.
You can even try your hand at drilling a log and hammering in a spile! See a real boil-down in action and learn how you can create syrup in your own backyard. Also, learn how your actions to combat climate change can help protect this tradition for future generations.
This is an entirely accessible event, and guests can reserve Access Ability Wisconsin’s outdoor, all-terrain wheelchair to assist them on their hike. Wehr is a place for all seasons, a place for everyone!
Additional Details
  • Admission is $12 per person; $10 for Friends of Wehr members; children 2-and-under are free
  • Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, and the program runs rain or shine
  • $5 per car parking fee for non-members
  • Youth groups may register for any specific time during the 12-4 PM event and should bring at least one adult for every five children; hikes begin at noon and continue every 20 minutes, up until 4 PM
  • Visit www.friendsofwehr.org to learn more or register for the event
  • For early photos, media requests, and interviews, please fill out our media request form here


March 24
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Wehr Nature Center
9701 West College Avenue
Franklin, WI 53132
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