Guided Maple Sugaring Walks

Saturday, Feb 24 2024 REGISTER

Explore the Trails!

Join us for guided maple sugaring walks at the South Shore YMCA Natural Science Center. This family-friendly event will lead participants along a storybook trail, observing tapped maple trees and learning about New England’s maple sugaring season. Discover how sap is turned into syrup, and taste the difference between sap and syrup.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Best for adults and families – children age 5 and up. Please register each individual attending. Participants will meet in the Science Center lobby (48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell). This event will be held snow or shine (may be canceled in the event of severe weather). Please dress for the weather! We do not recommend strollers on the Science Center trails.


  • Saturday, February 10 & 24 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Free for South Shore YMCA Members | $10 per person for non-members
  • Registration required. Click here to register.


Questions? Please email Sarah Kugel at

Join Us for Maple Day

Join us for our Maple Day festival on Saturday, March 2 to celebrate the New England maple sugaring season. The day will be equally educational and delicious – with a tree tapping demonstration, nature walks, kids crafts, live music, maple taste tests, a maple lab, maple food vendors, and more!

Maple Day 2024