CALEDONIA — River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N. Green Bay Road, will once again host the spring time tradition of Sugarin’ Off pancake breakfasts to celebrate the maple sugar harvest. They will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, March 11-25.
The pancakes are served with Wisconsin maple syrup, sausage, orange juice, coffee, tea or milk.
Following breakfast, visitors can hike through the woods to observe and learn the process of maple sap collection and syrup production. Volunteers will tap 70 maple trees on the nature center grounds and collect sap. When the sap is boiled over a roaring fire its naturally occurring water evaporates as steam, leaving the sap and its sweetness to concentrate into maple syrup. Forty gallons of sap makes one gallon of syrup.
Tickets at the door cost $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-10. There is no charge for ages 2 and younger.