In addition to ongoing activities and nature programs, Marshy Point hosts some special seasonal events. While all were cancelled in 2020 (except for Maple Sugar Time) due to the Covid-19 public health crisis, we hope to see more return in 2021.
Maple Sugar Time
Held on the last two weekends of February
Stop by and learn about how sap is collected from maple trees and how it is turned into maple syrup and maple sugar. Demonstrations and tastings all day, with tree-tapping hikes every hour from 11 am to 3 pm.
Usually held on the third Saturday of April
The Spring Festival celebrates the change of season and the return of warm weather. Admission and parking are free, with family-friendly activities for all ages. Activities include live music, animal talks, crafts, canoe rides, wood carvers, and more.
Summer Solstice Faerie Festival
Held near the Summer Solstice in June
After 27 years in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, the Faerie Festival at Spoutwood Farm moved to Marshy Point. The first Summer Solstice Faerie Festival took place in June 2019, and it will return in 2021!
MPNCC Member Fish Fry
Held in mid-June
The picnic thanks Nature Center Members for their support. (Become a member today and join the fun!) The evening activity includes a fried fish supper with live music and raffles.
Held on the first Saturday of Fall
The Fall Festival showcases the harvest season with autumn activities and family fun. Activities include animal shows, apple cider pressing, honey extraction, crafts, Native American games and archery, canoe tours, and the Marsh Mucker Obstacle Course for kids. Parking and admission are free.
Held on the first Saturday of December
All are welcome to celebrate the season at this fun-filled family event. Activities include wreath making, carols and songs, popcorn-stringing, and live music. Refreshments are provided but all are encouraged to bring a dessert to share.