One of the region’s oldest and largest botanical garden devoted to trees, Tyler Arboretum maintains more than 17 miles of trails on its 650 acres of forest that were originally part of the property that English Quaker Thomas Minshall purchased from William Penn.
Tap into the arboretum’s long history this weekend at the annual Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration, set for Saturday, February 22.
With this weekend’s forecasted mild weather, the annual event is an excellent opportunity to relieve some cabin fever and head outdoors. Head just 25 miles beyond Center City to join in one of the ongoing tours followed by a pancake feast.
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., experts from Tyler lead tours to show visitors how tree sap is turned into syrup, and then kids can take a turn trying their hand at tapping a tree for syrup.
Then, visitors should take it inside Tyler’s historic barn for an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast, accompanied by coffee and cocoa.
For just $12 for adults and $6 for children over 3 years old, this wintertime celebration makes for a sweet way to spend a Saturday morning.
Tyler Arboretum Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration
When: Saturday, February 22, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 515 Painter Road, Media
Cost: $12, adults; $6, children 3-12; free, children under 3
More info: www.tylerarboretum.org