Warm days and cool nights mean the sap is running! March marks Maple Month in the Bay State, and there is no shortage of opportunities to enjoy it. From pancake breakfasts to sap-to-syrup demonstrations, there is plenty of sweet fun to savor.

Sugaring Off Tours - Topsfield

Saturdays & Sundays, Feb. 29, March 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15

Learn how to identify a sugar maple tree, check out tapping and sap collection methods, watch as sap boils in the sugarhouse and taste the final result on a guided tour through the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. Following your tour, you can warm up with hot beverages and goodies by the woodstove in the barn, then shop for maple products in the giftshop. Make sure you and the kiddos dress appropriately for this outdoor trek. Registration is required. Cost is $12 for adults, $10 for children, or $11 and $9 for Mass Audubon members; kids under 3 are free. more info

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Maple Sugaring - Mattapan

Saturdays, Feb. 29 & March 7

Try your hand at tapping a maple tree at the Boston Nature Center. Collect the sap, and give it a taste, then see how it’s boiled down. You will learn about the different techniques and equipment used across New England and why Sugar Maples are so unique. Enjoy a tasty maple treat, as well! Registration is required. Cost is $9, or $6 for Mass Audubon members. more info

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Sugar Shack Saturday - Ipswich

Saturdays, Feb. 29 and March 7

Meet at the Carriage Barn at the historic Appleton Farm to learn all about the maple sugaring process, then take a short walk to the maple tree row to see how trees are tapped. Next, you’ll head to the sugar shack to maple sugaring in action -- and get a taste of the sap and the syrup! Registration is required. Cost is $40 per family, or $32 for Trustees members. more info

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Maple Days at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge

Saturdays and Sundays, March 1, 7, 8, 14. 21 and 22

On weekends in March, the Village's working sugar camp demonstrates maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century New England. You’ll see the entire sugar-making process, from tapping the trees to “sugaring off.” Watch costumed historians cook period foods with maple products by the hearth in the village’s farmhouse, and see the potter and cooper make various maple related items. The Maple Days experience is included with the cost of admission. more info

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Sugar-on-Snow - Sharon

Wednesday, March 4

This iconic maple sugaring tradition at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary involves sweet, hot syrup, ice cold snow, pickles and donuts. Sound odd? Keep an open mind! Maple syrup is cooled over snow (or ice) as a sweet dessert, then countered by a bite of pickle and a plain donut. You’ll also learn a little about the process of sugaring. Cost is $15, or $10 or Mass Audubon members, and registration is required. more info 

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Maple Sugar Days - Uxbridge

Saturday & Sundays, March 7-8

This sweet tradition at the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park’s River Bend Farm is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Learn about the art and science of tapping maple trees, gathering sap and producing syrup on a guided indoor-outdoor tour. Tours are about 90 minutes long. A free storytelling program for all ages will be part of the Saturday event. Free. more info

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Sap-to-Syrup Farmer’s Breakfast - Lincoln

Saturday & Sunday, March 7-8

Pancakes with maple syrup, potatoes and the farm’s own fresh sausage is served up in this annual breakfast feast at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary. After breakfast, explore the farm and learn about traditional Native American sap-to-syrup techniques. Watch as sap is collected and boiled down into syrup at the sugar house. Samples available, of course! Cost is $17, $15 for Mass Audubon members; kids under 2 free. Advance tickets are recommended for this sell-out event. more info

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Maple Sugaring Celebration - Belmont

Saturday & Sunday, March 7-8

Bring the whole family to the Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary and learn how maple syrup is made from local trees. You’ll hear stories, learn to identify sugar maples, and taste sap right from the tree before seeing it boiled down for a yummy treat. Walks are just under two hours and led by a Habitat Naturalist. Cost is $20, or $15 for Mass Audubon members. more info

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Maple Day - Norwell

Sunday, March 8

Explore maple history, culture, and production at this daylong event at the South Shore Natural Science Center. Be part of the process from start to finish by helping tap the trees for sap and then watching how it is boiled into syrup. The day will include scheduled woodland walks for tree tapping, sweet treats, fun crafts, and lots of hands-on activities.Cost is $8, or $5 for museum members. more info

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Sugar Shack Open House - Ipswich

Saturday, March 14

Appleton Farms hosts this morning of mapley goodness. Tour the sugar shack and see sap turned to syrup, warm up by a bonfire, visit the barnyard and enjoy their own maple syrup on a stack of fresh pancakes. This is an outdoor event, so dress accordingly. Registration required. Cost is $10 per family, or $5 for Trustees members. more info

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Maple Sugaring Weekends - Sharon

Saturdays & Sundays, March 14, 15, 20 and 21

Experience the sugaring process from tree to table at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and learn how sugaring has evolved from Native American to colonial times to modern-day methods. In this 90-minute outdoor tour, you’ll meet people portraying characters from the past as they go about their daily tasks, including sugaring, and end your tour at the operational sugarhouse to enjoy a taste of the final product. Registration required. Cost is $10 per person. more info

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Maple Harvest Day - Springfield

Sunday, March 15

Storrowton Village Museum’s annual maple event highlights the history and tradition of maple sugaring in New England. Take a docent-led tour of the historic Gilbert Farmhouse, which turns into a sugarhouse for the day. Visitors can watch 19th century open hearth cooking demonstrations of maple recipes. Gifts and goodies will be for sale at a maple-themed pop-up shop. Make a morning of it by joining the West Springfield Lions Club for their pancake breakfast. Breakfast is $5 per person, museum spaces free. more info

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Sugaring Off & Pancake Breakfast - Weston

Saturday, March 28

Non-profit Land’s Sake Farm hosts this annual spring festival at the Sugar House at Weston Middle School. Enjoy a pancake breakfast with sausage and fresh maple syrup that’s boiled and bottled by students in the after-school maple education program. Take a tour of the sugarhouse to see the process first-hand, and grab a bottle of syrup to take home. more info

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Spring Flapjack Fling - Topsfield

Saturday, March 21

Enjoy a morning at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary and hearty breakfast of flapjacks drizzled with maple syrup right from their own trees. After feasting, join an hour-long sugaring tour to see the transformation from sap to syrup. A limited number of spaces are available for the sugaring tour only. Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for children. Registration is required. more info

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Maple Sugar Days - Canton

Saturday & Sunday, March 28-29

Join a more than 20-year-old tradition of making maple syrup at Brookwood Farm in the Blue Hills Reservation. This outdoor event features a self-guided tour down "Maple Lane" where you can handle sugaring tools and help tap trees, then watch bubbling sap be cooked into syrup in the sugarhouse. Kids games, a bonfire, skilled artisans, and food trucks are part of the event, plus free admission to the Trailside Museum. Registration required. Adults $10, kids $5, children under 2 free. more info