March is the season for maple syrup in the St. Croix Valley — and much more spring fun

Several public events are planned to share the spring rituals of making maple syrup, as well as other activities to enjoy the special season.




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Via the St. Croix River Valley Interpretive Association:

Drip, drip, drip. (Greg Seitz, St. Croix 360)

March is maple syruping time in the St. Croix River Valley. The St. Croix Valley Interpretive Association partners have a number of cabin fever busting and maple syruping activities for people of all ages to get outdoors in March to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

Sample of March Get Outside & Explore Events

Afton State Park

Carpenter Nature Center

  • Adult Moonlight Snowshoe Hike (Mar 2, 7 – 9pm)
  • Making Maple Syrup (Mar 18 & 25, 1 – 3pm);
  • Learn more »

Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc.

  • Mammal Trivia at Willow River State Park (Mar 10, 1 – 2pm)
  • Fun with Feathers at Willow River State Park (Mar 24, 1 – 2pm)
  • Learn more »

Friends of Wild River State Park

Friends of Wisconsin Interstate Park

  • Maple Syrup Weekend (Mar 3 & 4, 1 – 3pm)
  • Build Your Own Bluebird House (Mar 18, 1 – 2pm)
  • Learn more »

St. Croix River Association

  • Ales & Owls: St. Croix River Saw-whet Owl Study Presentation (March 29, 6 – 8pm)
  • Learn more »

Warner Nature Center

  • Owls & Snowshoe Hike (Mar 2, 6 – 9pm)
  • Maple Syruping Day (Mar 3, noon – 4pm)
  • Learn more » 

Wild River State Park

  • Tapping the Magnificent Maple (Mar 3, 4, 11, 1 – 2pm)
  • Maple Syrup Workshop (Mar 17, 18, 24, & 25, 11 – 2pm)
  • Learn more »

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. From this Act, the St. Croix and the Namekagon rivers became the country’s first wild and scenic river national park—the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. The St. Croix River Association (SCRA) is the official partner for the Riverway.


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March is the season for maple syrup in the St. Croix Valley — and much more spring fun