IT'S MAPLE FEST!

  • Discover all four ways the Arboretum collects maple sap
  • See if sap is flowing today on the self-guided Maple Walk
  • Browse maple-themed goodies including Arboretum maple syrup and candies in the Gift Store and Balcony

Maple Events

MapleFest Brunch

MapleFest Buffet Brunch
Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

$13 ages 9 and up, $9 ages 8 and under
MacMillan, Oswald Visitor Center

The traditional Pancake Breakfast of years past is now the new MapleFest Brunch! Still featuring pancakes and real Arboretum maple syrup, but so much more! (See expanded menu at right.) Walkins welcome, but advance reservations are recommended for this popular event to ensure seating. Please call Catering Department at 612-301-7602 for reservations.

Thanks to generosity of Sturdiwheat, a Minnesota-based company, for donating the pancake mix for the Saturday brunch.

MapleFest Weekend Only
Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 199 a.m.-2 p.m.
Maple Trail and Sugarhouse Tours, Frog Hollow

Get right to the source. Check out the action on the Maple Trail! The trees know it - how about you? Sync up with the changing season, bring friends and family into the maples for a sweet goodbye to winter. Each action stop on the Maple Trail offers a different real-time look at the process - and takes you closer to your reward. Is pressure rising inside trees? Check the gauge. Turn the drill to tap a tree. Sip a toast to spring - fresh maple sap! Is it flowing today? Watch tubes and bags. Confront the evaporation challenge - and then finally, you earned it...a delicious taste of maple sugar, at the cabin in the heart of the sugarbush.

Don't forget to visit the Sugarhouse and the Maple Room too. See how the evaporator works, check out maple traditions across cultures, and make your own souvenir "spile" from a twig to spill the sap.

MapleFest Sunday Buffet Brunch
Sunday, March 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
$13 ages 9 and up, $9 ages 8 and under
Cafe, Oswald Visitor Center

A special expanded MapleFest Brunch presented in the Cafe, 2nd floor of the Visitor Center. No advance reservations or tickets needed for this event.

Thank you to Sturdiwheat, a Minnesota-based company, for donating the pancake mix for the Saturday brunch and Sunday Breakfast.

Thank you event supporter Waterfront Solutions.

Check out this special invitation from Mrs. Pancake!

MapleFest Brunch Menu