Events In The Watershed

Maple Sugaring Festival - SOLD OUT

Sunday, March 05 at 11:00 am

Nature Program


Family Friendly

Jamie Stewarti
**Update 2/8/23: All tours are booked, this event is sold out. Online registration is closed. Due to limited space, there will be NO walk-ups or day-of registrations.**


Learn how maple syrup and sugar are made - a delicious and fun way to make science come alive! Wissahickon Trails offers a special guided winter event that is ideal for families, scout groups, and anyone curious about the maple sugaring process. Guides will lead groups through the woods to see tapped maple trees and then follow the sap’s journey as it is boiled and converted into the products we know and love. Tours are approximately 40 minutes and will end with hot chocolate and waffles. Tours begin at regular intervals from 11:00am to 3:00pm. 


New in 2023

Ridge Valley Farm will be selling their PA made maple syrup and other maple flavored goodies on-site at the festival! Cash and credit card will be accepted. Thank you to Ridge Valley Farm for donating the maple syrup that will be served with the waffles.


Waffle Raffle Basket

Enter for a chance to win one of 6 waffle raffle baskets. $5 per ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. Cash & credit card accepted at the event.

Each basket includes:


Cost to attend the Maple Sugaring Festival: 

$15 ages 13 & up; Free for 12 & under


NOTE: On the payment page you will see the option to "pay it forward" which allows you to add-on additional registration fees. Help your neighbors join in this community event. 


Community Funded Registrations Available
If you would like to attend the Maple Sugaring Festival but the cost is keeping you from doing so, there are currently free registrations available. All event amenities are included and participation in community funded registrations is voluntary and confidential. REGISTER HERE or email if you have any questions.



Event Notes:

  • Pre-Registration is Required

  • No walk-ins or day of registration 

  • Individual group limit of 8, please contact for larger group reservations.

  • Dress for the weather and trail conditions; wear sturdy, protective shoes or boots.

  • No dogs or strollers please 

  •  All parking at Penllyn Woods. Please do not park in the surrounding neighborhoods.   


Accessibility: Wheelchairs are not recommended for this event. The guided tour takes place on a narrow, natural trail and in grassy areas which may have roots and/or snow cover. The walking surfaces are mostly flat and participants can expect to walk 0.5 miles. At the check-in area, there are some benches for seating and bathrooms with accessible stalls and changing tables. 


Interested in sponsoring the Maple Sugaring Festival?
Your support of Wissahickon Trails and the Maple Sugaring Festival shows a shared commitment for protecting our local environment and keeping green spaces and trails open and available for the community to enjoy. Being a sponsor for this event provides exposure to 300 visitors, of which the majority are families with elementary-aged children. CLICK HERE for more sponsor information or contact Lisa Hansell at

Event Details
  • Location

    Penllyn Woods (For GPS: Penllyn Woods Park Drive, 19002)

  • Public Transit

    Penllyn Regional Rail stop is 1 mile away and Gwynedd Valley Regional Rail stop is 1.5 miles away and connects to the Green Ribbon Trail.

  • Contact

  • Google Maps

  • Parking

    All parking at Penllyn Woods. Please do not park in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Thank You Sponsors