Event Calendar


Marshy Point Nature Center offers a variety of nature programs for visitors of all ages. Activities include audiovisual presentations by natural resource professionals and noted naturalists, Monday Pre-K drop-ins, bird walks, canoeing, boat trips, night hikes, and many family-friendly seasonal programs. Special events include the Spring Festival, Fall Festival, and Holiday Party.

Some of our featured events are listed below. To view the full schedule and registration information for March to May 2019, check out our Spring Event Calendar. Advance registration is required for all programs.

Note: Organizations and large groups must schedule programs separately from those listed in this publication. See School and Group Programs for more information.


  • Feb 23 & 24

    How do you get sap from a tree, how is maple sugar made, who made syrup? Join us for this ongoing weekend program where we’ll tap a tree, taste sap, and boil up maple syrup. Tree tapping hikes every hour until 3:00 pm.

  • March 13, 14, 15

    Training includes the ecology of Marshy Point and Cromwell Valley parks, and techniques to share more and teach less. Must attend all three (3) days. Registration required.

  • March 26 and April 2,9,16,23

    Homeschool families are invited to this five session meet-up. Each session will focus on a different topic. Ages 5 to 11. $50 per participating child (which covers all 5 sessions). Parents are required to attend. Registration required. Space is limited.

  • Celebrate Spring and nature with crafts, animal talks, canoe and boat rides, egg hunt, food, music, and more. Entrance and parking are free.

  • Introduce your little ones to nature’s wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor activities together. This program is for families. Groups must call the office to schedule a trip. Dress for the weather. Please arrive and sign-in before start time. Our upcoming dates and themes are as follows: February 25 (Maple Syrup) March […]

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