Sugarin’ Off Pancake Breakfast
- Candlelight Ski / Snowshoe
- Chainsaw Carving & Art Fair
- XC Ski Lessons
- Sugarin’ Off Pancake Breakfast
- Sugar Bush Family Field Trip
- Sugar Bush School Field Trip
- K-8 Environmental Field Trips
- Enrichment Field Trips
- Spring Break Nature Camp
- Summer Camp
- Beginning Wood Carving
- Birthday Parties
- Book Club
- Tiny Tots
- Adult / Family Lectures
Celebrate the beginning of spring with Sugarin’ Off at River Bend Nature Center!
River Bend Nature Center will once again host the spring time tradition of Sugarin’ Off pancake breakfasts to celebrate the maple sugar harvest. Sunday breakfast are scheduled for February 28, March 6, 13 and 20 from 9am to 1p.
Pancakes with 100% Wisconsin maple syrup, sausage, orange juice, coffee, tea, or milk are on the menu. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Admission: $8 Adults / $5 children 10 & under / children under 3 are free.
Following your breakfast, hike through the woods to observe and learn the process of maple sap collection and syrup production.
Volunteers will tap 70 maple trees on the nature center grounds and collect sap to make the syrup. See the sap boil over a roaring fire as it concentrates into “liquid gold”. When the sap is boiled, the sap’s naturally occurring water evaporates as steam, leaving the sap and its sweetness to concentrate into maple syrup.
Pure maple syrup is 100% maple sap that has been boiled down; 40 gallons of sap makes one gallon of syrup. A gallon of pure maple syrup weighs 11 pounds!
We welcome you to join us for this local tradition of discovery and fun at River Bend Nature Center!