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March is maple sugaring time in Wisconsin. Learn about the sap collection process and the making of syrup at these family-friendly events in the Milwaukee area: 

Saturday, March 5

Maple Fest: See how maple syrup is made and enjoy some samples. Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St. Mukwonago. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (262) 363-6711, elegantfarmer.com

Saturday, March 12

From Sap to Syrup: Learn about how to harvest sap and turn it into maple syrup. Enjoy pancakes, too! Pre-register. Urban Ecology Center Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St. Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $15/adult and $7/kid. (414) 344-5460, urbanecologycenter.org

Maple Fest: See March 5 listing.

Maple Syrup Hike at Petrifying Springs: Join in on one of three hikes in Petrifying Springs County Park. Meet at Pavilion #6. etrifying Springs Park, 761 Green Bay Rd., Kenosha. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free. pringlenc.org

Saturday, March 19

From Sap to Syrup: Learn about how to harvest sap and turn it into maple syrup. Enjoy pancakes, too! Pre-register. Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $15/adult and $7/kid. (414) 964-8505, urbanecologycenter.org

Maple Sugar Days: Celebrate the spring thaw at this program that includes a short walk to the sugarbush, a visit to sugarin' camp, a boil down demo and hands-on activities. Plus, enjoy pancakes and maple syrup! Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin. 1-4 p.m. $6/person; free for children 2 and younger; $3 parking fee. friendsofwehr.org

Maple Sugarin' Festival: Learn how to tap a maple tree, create some crafts, enjoy live music and learn how sap is transformed into maple syrup. Plus, enjoy that syrup on pancakes! Riveredge Nature Center, 4458 County Highway Y, Newburg. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $10/adult, $5 for ages 12 and younger. (262) 375-2715, riveredgenaturecenter.org

Maple Sugar Time: Learn the stages of making maple syrup, from tapping trees to boiling sap. Sample some of the final product over pancakes! Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer. Rd., Milwaukee. $15/adult, $11/youth. Two sessions: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. (414) 352-2880, schlitzaudubon.org

Sunday, March 20

Maple Sugar Days: See March 19 listing.

Saturday, March 26

From Sap to Syrup:Learn about how to harvest sap and turn it into maple syrup. Enjoy pancakes, too! Pre-register. Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee AND Urban Ecology Center - Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $15/adult and $7/kid. (414) 964-8505, urbanecologycenter.org 

Maple Syrup Family Day: Visit the Sugar Shack for demostrations and tour the Sugar Shack Concession Stang. Richfield Historical Park, 1896 Highway 164, Richfield. 1-4 p.m. Free (262) 628-0919, richfieldhistoricalsociety.org

Sunday, April 3

Maple Sugarin' Pancake Breakfast: Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with Riveredge's maple syrup. This event is held outdoors. Riveredge Nature Center, 4458 County Highway Y, Newburg. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $12/adult, $8 for ages 12 and younger. (262) 375-2715, riveredgenaturecenter.org 

If you know of a maple sugaring event, please let us know! Email Liz at liz.paulsen@jrn.com or call (262) 361-9131. For more family events and activities, visit metroparentmagazine.com/events.

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