Maple Fest

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Saturday February 18

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1:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

We are sorry. This event is SOLD OUT. Please register for our event on February 25 instead.

This program is suitable for all ages. Registration required for all adults and children 3 and up. 

Revel in the magic of maple season! Sample maple beer, collect sap in the sugarbush, and join in games and activities that are sure to be fun for all ages. Highlights of this event will include: 

  • Taste maple syrup that is still warm from the evaporator

  • Enjoy local beer infused with Cincinnati Nature Center maple syrup made in collaboration with Little Miami Brewing Company, as well as a sampling of craft bourbons (Bring your ID to enjoy adult beverages, please!)

  • Join in games and activities that tell the tale of syrup making 

  • Hike through the sugarbush and collect sap straight from our treasured sugar maples

  • Purchase maple syrup and other tasty treats infused with maple syrup

  • Take a lunch break with a wood-fired pizza from Peace Pizza Food Truck

Some food and beverage samples will be available; additional food and drink available for purchase. Cash and credit cards will both be accepted for purchases. 

Please meet at Krippendorf Lodge at our Rowe Woods location (4949 Tealtown Rd, Milford, OH 45150).

Please note: Sugarbush Hikes will take place every hour—1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, and 4:30 pm—and will last for approximately 30 minutes. The hike through the sugarbush takes place on relatively flat, even ground and covers around one mile. During this experience, guests will get up close and personal with our sugar maples and will help collect sap from the trees (that we later turn into maple syrup). Sugarbush hikes are optional and included in the price of your ticket. If you wish to take part in a hike, please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. 

Member adults $15, member children $5; nonmember adults $21, nonmember children $11 (includes daily admission). 

Tickets for this event support the mission of Cincinnati Nature Center. 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Will this event be held outdoors?  

Yes! This event will be held almost entirely outdoors. Please bundle up and be prepared for the unpredictable February weather. 

Can I bring my dog?  

No. Service animals only, please.

What ages is the event appropriate for?

This event is fun for all ages. Bring the whole family to enjoy this special time of year! Only adults 21 years and older can enjoy the adult beverages.   

Do I have to stay the whole time? 

No. This event is open house style. You may come any time after 1 pm. There will be plenty to do, so you are free to enjoy the experience at your own pace. 

Is the trail difficult?  

No. Most of this event will take place on flat, even ground. There will be optional activities in the sugarbush which will involve a short hike on easily navigable terrain.  Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome.

Do I have to purchase a ticket?  

Yes. Preregistration is required. We expect this event to sell out; reserve your tickets early!

Will there be parking at this event?  

Yes. Parking at the Nature Center is always free. Please keep in mind, Cincinnati Nature Center will be open to the public on these days. On nice winter days, we experience large crowds. You may have to park in an alternate lot and take a short walk to where the event takes place.  

Can I explore other areas of the Nature Center outside of where the program will take place?  

Yes! The ticket for this event includes daily admission to the Nature Center. We would love it if you enjoyed other parts of our property. Be advised, the Nature Center closes at 6:00 in February, so all guests are expected to leave the property by this time.   

Will there be bathrooms on site?  

Yes. There are several restroom facilities on site.  


By registering below, you agree to the following:
Pet Policy for Programs: For the comfort and safety of all guests, no pets are allowed at programs. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome. Therapy animals, whose function is to provide comfort or emotional support, do not qualify as service animals. For more information about pets on our grounds, please see our pet policies on our website.
Cancellation Policy: Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. All programs continue, rain or shine. In the event that Cincinnati Nature Center cancels a program, full refunds will be issued.
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