Staff Pick: Maple sugar season

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The sweetest season is upon us.

During the first two weekends in March, maple sugar festivals will be held at Caesar Creek, Malabar Farm, Hueston Woods and Hocking Hills state parks. Each shindig roughly follows the same delicious formula, offering demonstrations, maple sugar products and old-timey fun. —John Ross

Malabar Farm State Park

12-4 p.m. March 3, 4, 10 & 11

4050 Bromfield Road, Lucas

malabarfarm.org

Miles from Columbus: 70

Reason to go: Historic setting, horse-drawn wagon rides

Hueston Woods State Park

7 a.m.-1 p.m. March 3, 4, 10 & 11

6301 Park Office Road, College Corner

ohiodnr.com

Miles from Columbus: 80

Reason to go: Pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.