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Join us for our 45th annual Maple Sugaring Weekends during the last two weekends in March. Enjoy a locally-sourced pancake breakfast before heading outside for tapping and boiling demonstrations on the trail.

  • Cumming Nature Center

  • March 18 & 19, 25 & 26

  • Pancake Breakfast | 9am-1pm
    Trail Demonstrations | 10am-2pm


March 26th UPDATE: Our staff arrived to an unfortunate surprise this morning and discovered that the power is out at the nature center. Consequently, we have to cancel the pancake breakfast and trail demonstrations for today, March 26.

You will all automatically receive a full refund unless you specify that you’d like to leave your tickets as a donation for the nature center. You will see those charges back on your card in the next few business days.

It’s the sweetest season of the year at CNC!

Join us during the last two weekends in March for our 45th annual Maple Sugaring Weekends. Visitors can enjoy steaming-hot stacks of locally-sourced pancakes inside the nature center before heading outdoors for trail demonstrations that explore the science of sap and the long cultural history of tapping maple trees in our region. Your walk will end at the sugar shack, where you can see first-hand the process of boiling sap down to syrup and take a sip of nature’s tastiest sugar.

With 45 years of experience, it’s guaranteed to be one of the sweetest experiences of your year!

The pancake breakfast is sold out, but you can still come out this weekend between 10-2pm and learn about the science and history of tapping maple trees out on the Maple Trail!

Pancake Breakfast Tickets | ASL Interpretation | Volunteer


Adults | $11 for members/$12 for non-members
Children 12 & under | $8 for members/$9 for non-members
Children under 3 are FREE

Enjoy a locally-sourced meal with all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, and drinks. All served with real maple syrup, of course! Each pancake breakfast ticket includes admission to the Nature Center and the trail demonstrations.

We source our ingredients from Finger Lakes favorites like New Hope Mills, Bostrom Farms, Pittsford Farms Dairy, Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters, and Red Jacket Orchards. Gluten-free and vegan options are available upon request.

The dining room will be open from 9am-1pm each day, and guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Limited space will be available for walk-ins on March 25 and 26.


ASL Interpretation

Sunday, March 19 | 10am, 11am, 1pm

On Sunday, March 19, we are offering American Sign Language interpretation for the trail demonstrations. At 10am, 11am, and 1pm, an ASL interpreter will be available to accompany groups through the educational stations and out to the sugarhouse. This service is free, but trail admission or Pancake Breakfast + Trail tickets are sold separately.

This program is for individuals and groups who use American Sign Language. Please do not sign up for this program if no one in your group needs interpretation.


Interested in volunteering?

We can always use help slinging batter and serving pancakes! If you are interested in volunteering with us, contact Sarah Jacoby Murphy, CNC Events and Communications Manager, at

About The Event

  • Cumming Nature Center

  • March 18 & 19, 25 & 26

  • Pancake Breakfast | 9am-1pm
    Trail Demonstrations | 10am-2pm

Maple Trail ONly

  • $5


  • Member Adult: $11

  • Non-member Adult: $12

  • Member Child (12 & under): $8

  • Non-member Child (12 & under): $9