Events In The Watershed

SOLD OUT - Maple Sugaring Festival

Sunday, February 25 at 04:00 pm

Nature Program


Family Friendly

Jamie Stewarti
**Update 2/22/24: This program is sold out. Online registration is closed. **


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 45 minutes and will end with hot chocolate and pancakes! Tours begin at regular intervals from 11:00am to 3:00pm. 

Event Map: Click this link to view map


Back again in 2024!

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 pancakes.


Cost to attend the Maple Sugaring Festival

$10 for all attendees (excluding children under 2 years of age)

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 - see below for more details.


Community Funded Registrations
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 is voluntary and confidential. Email if you have any questions.


Raffle Baskets

Enter for a chance to win one of 6 waffle raffle baskets. $5 per ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. Pre-purchase tickets when registering or purchase at the event. 
Each basket includes:


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 



Wheelchairs and strollers are not recommended for this event, there are three wooden/metal bridges with steps that must be crossed. The guided tour primarily takes place on a narrow, natural trail and in grassy areas which may have roots, rocks, and/or snow cover. The walking surfaces are variable and participants can expect to walk 1.0 miles (0.5 miles on tour + 0.5 miles return trip). On the tour, there will be intermittent periods of standing, approximately 45 minutes  in total. At the end of the tour there are indoor seating areas, heating, a water bottle refilling station, and accessible all gender bathrooms on both floors. The first floor family restroom has a private changing table and there is a nearby private area that can be used as a lactation room. The Four Mills Barn has accessible outdoor entrances on both floors. However, there is no elevator. Please notify with any additional accommodation needs.


Sponsor 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

    Green Ribbon Trail & Four Mills Nature Reserve

  • Public Transit

    Ambler Regional Rail stop is .3 miles away and connects to the Green Ribbon Trail.

  • Contact

  • Google Maps

  • Parking

    Parking will be at Darchei Noam & The Ambler Post Office

Thank You Sponsors