This event is open-house style with multiple education stations. You may come and go as you please anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Botna Bend Park
42926 Mahogany Road
Hancock, Iowa 51536
$3 per person, ages 3 and under free
It's that time of year again! Bring the family out for our annual Maple Tree Tap at Botna Bend Park in Hancock, Iowa. Participants will get an introduction to the basics of syrup making - from tapping the trees to bottling the final product. You'll even get to explore the syrup shack at Botna Bend and learn how we make this sweet, sticky treat for our annual Pancake Feed every fall.
If temperatures are cooperative and the sap is flowing, you'll also have an opportunity to taste the fresh sap as it flows from a maple tree!
This event will take place outside. Please dress for the weather, wear appropriate footwear, and be mindful of social distancing.
Please register online to save your spot today! Registration is required to ensure we have enough supplies for participants. Please note: As much as we'd like to have syrup available for sale, all syrup produced is currently used at our annual Pancake Feed in the fall. Any surplus that might be available could possibly be sold then. Thank you!
Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 and speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Fees for programs cancelled by Pottawattamie Conservation due to weather or other circumstances will be refunded.
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