Sap Tappin' Festival
"Spring For The Trees"
Saturday, March 22, 8am-Noon
Every year we host the Sap Tappin festival to demonstrate the sap to syrup process and enjoy a hot pancake and sausage breakfast. This year, we have special spring activities planned in addition to the breakfast, so come on out to the Douglas-Hart Nature Center for Spring for the Trees!
What would spring be without budding trees, rain, sunshine and of course a colorful rainbow. Special spring activities include pastel painting our trees with colors of the rainbow, spring garden crafts, spring bloom walk, a tie-dye shop, a kite flying arena, special spring games and much more! Our maple syrup Sap Tappin’ activities include spile making, tree drilling, syrup taste test, and more.
Admission to the festival includes all the activities and breakfast: Half Stack (2 pancakes) $3 or a Full Stack $5 (4 pancakes). Tickets are on sale today at the visitor center.
Don't miss these special experiences happening right now at the nature center from unique flowers in bloom, or migrating birds, nesting sites and more. Who knows how long these chance encounters will last....hope to see you on the trails soon.
Welcome to the Douglas-Hart Nature Center!
2204 DeWitt Avenue East
Mattoon, IL 61938
Monday - Friday 8am-4pm
Trails are open daily sunrise to sunset.