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Maple Syrup Weekend

March 20 - March 21

Maple Syrup Weekend

Saturday, March 20 & Sunday, March 21

10 AM - 2 PM

Learn everything there is to know about maple syrup
and enjoy a delicious pancake meal!

Join us at Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center on either day for a hands-on Maple Syrup Tour and Pancake Meal. 

Tours are one hour and will cover everything you need to know about making maple syrup, including maple tree Identification, how to tap trees, collecting sap, and processing sap into syrup.

Did you know there are several different species of maple trees in Minnesota? Learn why some trees are better for tapping than others. Leave knowing how to properly identify sugar maple trees!

 Walk through the process of properly drilling maple trees. Learn the best ways to collect sap and how to know when the sap will begin to flow. 


Help us collect maple sap. You might be surprised to see how much sap it takes to make syrup!

Visit our Sugar Shack, where sap is turned into delicious syrup. Our staff has been perfecting this process using a wood-burning evaporator for years, and you’ll be able to learn all about it!

Order a to-go pancake meal along with your tour! Taste our award-winning maple syrup and know exactly how it came to be. 

Menu: Pancakes with Osprey Wilds’ Maple Syrup, scrambled eggs, seasoned potatoes and bacon

Registration is open until Thursday, March 18. Please register your group together so we can ensure you are in the same tour. Tours will last about one hour and will be limited in size as recommended by the state. All pancake meals will be packaged in to-go containers and picnic tables will be available for guests. 

Pancake Meal + Tour = $15.00
Pancake Meal Only = $10.00
Tour Only = $5.00

Children under 5 years old can attend for free!

Click on the dates below to register:

Our gift shop will be open to visitors during this weekend! Stock up on Osprey Wilds’ merchandise, maple syrup, and other local food and handcrafted items. 



March 20
March 21
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