Rent a Sugar Maple Bucket: 1:00-3:00 pm

Sponsored by Ipswich River
February 22, 2020 (Saturday) 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield MA


Sanctuary Staff and Volunteers


(suitable for children 0 & up)


Adult $85.00, Child free


Adult $85.00, Child free
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Start a new maple sugaring tradition by renting your own sugaring bucket for yourself, your family, or as the perfect gift. Join our sugaring experts on Saturday, February 22, for a two-hour interactive program and experience this lovely New England tradition.

Tours start with a short lesson on tree identification, and then take a short hike down to our maple grove to tap your own tree. After drilling into the sapwood and hammering in your spile, listen as the first sap of the season drips into your bucket. Afterwards, visit our steamy sugarhouse to see the sap boiled down into syrup, and enjoy a sampling of pancakes straight off the grill topped with our fresh maple syrup.
Your bucket rental helps support the mission of our sanctuary and includes:
* A two-hour hands-on opportunity to tap a sugar maple on Saturday, February 22.

* An 8-ounce bottle of Ipswich River maple syrup at season's end

* A certificate of "rental," attractively printed and suitable for gift-giving
Bucket Rental: $85

Instructions and Directions:

Please call to request your sugar maple bucket rental by February 21: 978-887-9264. Limited to 4 family members per certificate for tapping day. Please dress warmly and wear warm, waterproof boots since we will be outside for about an hour and the trails may be muddy, wet, or snow-covered.

Registration is required.
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact: