Events In The Watershed

Maple Sugaring Festival - SOLD OUT

Sunday, March 06 at 11:00 am

Nature Program


Family Friendly

Jamie Stewarti


Event is held rain or shine. Dress appropriately.


Important Note: All of the 2022 Maple Sugar Festival will take place at Penllyn Woods, not at our Four Mills Reserve or headquarters building. 


Learn how maple syrup and sugar are made - a delicious and fun way to make science come alive! Wissahickon Trails offers a very special guided winter event that is ideal for families, scout groups and anyone curious about the maple sugaring process.  Guides take small groups through the woods to see the tapped trees and then watch it being boiled into sugar. End your walk with free hot chocolate and purchase (optional) treats from the Philly Waffle Cabin food truck. Tours are at regular intervals from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Tours are approximately 40 minutes.


Event Notes:

  • Pre-Registration is Required - Click here to register online
  • No walk-ins or day of registration 
  • Cost: $10 per adult (children under 12 free) 
  • Dress for the weather and trail conditions; wear sturdy, protective shoes or boots.
  • No dogs or strollers please 
  • Masks required to enter the building and restrooms. Mask wearing is encouraged during the tours due to potential close contact with others. 
  •  All parking at Penllyn Woods. Please do not park in the surrounding neighborhoods. 
  • Check-in for your tour at the Reception table.   


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 shows a shared commitment to protecting our local environment and keeping green spaces and trails open and available for the community to enjoy. Your company logo will appear on our marketing materials including event signage and in all our communications channels. For more information, email Lisa Hansell at or CLICK HERE to become a sponsor.

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

  • Parking

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

  • Price

    $10 per adult (children under 12 free)