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Maple Tree Tap


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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.

Saturday, March 4, 2023
11:00am to 4:00pm Add to Calendar

Botna Bend Park
42926 Mahogany Road
Hancock, Iowa 51536

All Ages

$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!

Cancellation Policy

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.

2023 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

Map to Maple Tree Tap

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