Staff Pick: Maple sugar season
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
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
Miles from Columbus: 80
Reason to go: Pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.