Maple Sugaring Still Offered at Parker Dam State Park

PENFIELD – March is Maple Sugaring month at Parker Dam Sate Park and you can still learn how real maple syrup is made. Learn the sweet story of maple sugaring, how it was discovered, how it was made years ago, and how you can make it yourself today. 

Learn how to identify maple trees in the winter, how to choose the right trees for tapping, where to place the taps and so on. Find out how large, modern sugar operations produce syrup and other maple products; and how Parker Dam State Park’s small operation produces this tasteful treat. 

A few lucky participants will get to tap a maple tree, gather in the sap, and help out.  Free pure maple syrup taste samples for all visitors.  Discover the tradition. 

Programs will be held each Saturday and Sunday throughout the remainder of March at 2 p.m.  Meet at the park’s Sugar Shack, near Pavilion 7, just past the Cabin Road.  Schools and organized groups may schedule a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday maple sugaring program (March only) by calling (814) 765-0630 or e-mailing: cahuber@state.pa.us.

Find more information about state park programs and special events by logging on to the Bureau of State Parks website at www.VisitPAParks.com , and clicking on “Calendar.”

Access for People with Disabilities

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks:

888-PA-PARKS  (voice)

717-558-2710  (local or international voice)

888-537-7294  (TTY)

717-558-2711  (local or international TTY)

711  (AT&T Relay Services)

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