Maple Sugar Days

March 28 & 29, 2020
Cooking maple pancakes over fire

It's sugarin' time in the Blue Hills! Join Trailside and the Massachusetts DCR from 10:00 am-3:00 pm on Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, as we continue a more than 20-year-old tradition of making maple syrup at Brookwood Farm in the Blue Hills Reservation. 

Discover how people learned to get sugar from a tree as you take a walk down "Maple Lane" to meet people who share the maple story and who help you handle and use sugar making tools. Smell the wood smoke as you watch clouds of steam rise from bubbling sap cooking into syrup in the sugar house. And get a taste of real maple!

Preschool boy tapping sugar maple tree


This outdoor event features a self-guided tour over flat, level terrain—plan to spend at least 90 minutes completing the tour. Afterwards, enjoy free same-day admission to Trailside Museum!

Activities include games for children and a warming bonfire. Skilled artisans will demonstrate traditional, hand-powered crafts. Grab a bite to eat from a food truck, then purchase some locally-produced maple syrup. 


$10 Adults • $5 Children • Free for children age 2 & under

This is a very popular event—advance registration is highly recommended. Online registration ends March 27 at 4:00 pm. Cash payments are appreciated for day-of registration at the event.

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Location & Directions

Brookwood Farm
11 Blue Hill River Rd, Canton, MA 02021

Brookwood Farm is located in the DCR Blue Hills Reservation. Take Exit 3 (Houghton's Pond) off Route 93 and follow signs to Maple Sugar Days parking. Free shuttle buses provide transportation between the parking area and the program site.

This program is wheelchair accessible.


Please call Trailside Museum at 617-333-0690.