It’s Maple Syrup Time at Beaver Lake Nature Center

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

It's Maple Syrup Time throughout the month of March at Beaver Lake Nature Center! Each Saturday, visitors will have the opportunity to tour Beaver Lake’s demonstration Sugar Bush – a term for a forest stand of sugar maple trees. Beaver Lake’s naturalists will introduce the public to how maple syrup is made, the science behind the sap that flows from maple trees, and the heritage of maple sugaring.

Tours are self-paced, available Saturdays in March from 10am to 1pm and are free with park admission, $5 per vehicle.

Visitors to Beaver Lake Nature Center during the maple season can also enjoy a hearty Pancake Breakfast in the Visitor Center before or after a Sugar Bush tour. The popular pancake breakfast includes sausage and a beverage, with an option to top off your pancakes with local maple syrup. Depending on appetite, breakfast ranges from $3 to $7. Pancake breakfasts are held every Saturday in March from 9am to 12pm.

In addition, the Beaver Lodge Gift Shop will be stocked with a wide variety of maple products for purchase. Proceeds benefit The Friends of Beaver Lake, a non-profit group that supports the Nature Center’s mission.

About Beaver Lake Nature Center
Established in 1970, Beaver Lake Nature Center, an Onondaga County Park, is located 3 miles west of Baldwinsville off of Route 370. The mission of Beaver Lake Nature Center is to foster local and global stewardship of nature through diverse recreational and educate opportunities that enhance visitors’ awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the natural world. Admission is $5 per vehicle.

For more information, call the Nature Center at 315- 638-2519 or visit www.OnondagaCountyParks.com. 

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