Racine & Me: Syrup Season at River Bend Nature Center

Racine & Me: Syrup Season at River Bend Nature Center

RACINE, WI (CBS 58) -- It's syrup-tapping season at the River Bend Nature Center in Racine. 

Our Michael Schlesinger tells us more in his interview with Christa Trushinsky, who is a Naturalist & Director of Education at River Bend Nature Center. 

They are also hosting a series of Pancake Breakfasts!

It’s time to tap the trees, collect the sap, cook the syrup, and dive into a stack of fluffy pancakes with all the trimmings. River Bend Nature Center will host the springtime tradition of “Sugarin’ Off” Pancake Breakfasts to celebrate the maple sugar harvest. Sunday breakfasts are scheduled for the first four Sundays in March, and will be served from 8:00am – 12:00pm.

Enjoy as many warm, buttery homemade pancakes as you like, with 100% pure Wisconsin maple syrup and a variety of toppings, along with sizzling sausage, orange juice, coffee, tea, or milk.

Before or after your breakfast, stroll through our sugarbush on a self-paced tour to observe demonstrations on how we tap sugar maple trees, and how the sap is reduced to syrup in our wood-burning evaporator. You are welcome to join in the fun if there’s sap to be collected. Tapping the maple trees, producing syrup, and enjoying the pancake breakfasts is a long-standing River Bend tradition, and the perfect way to experience nature’s transition from winter to spring.

Skip the lines…Reservations are encouraged!

$15 adults / $10 children 10 and under / children under 3 free.

For reservations or for more information, click here


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