HUESTON WOODS — Celebrate fifty years of Ohio maple syrup at this year’s 50th annual Maple Syrup Festival at Hueston Woods State Park. The festival continues this weekend, March 11-12.
Begin the day with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast in the Trailblazer Dining Room inside Hueston Woods Lodge from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under. The breakfast will feature local maple syrup. From noon until 4 p.m., enjoy a maple syrup tour around the park. Begin with a hayride at the Pioneer Farm on Brown road, followed by a hike through the “Big Woods.” During the tour, learn about the art of maple syrup production and history of the area. From 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., visit the Nature Center to tour the exhibits featuring reptiles, birds of prey, and a cougar.
Food, beverages, and maple syrup will be on sale throughout the day.