Mighty maple syrup, that amber aristocrat of all sweets, is a large part of what we call the “three M” time of year – March, Maple, and Mud. Join The Nature Place for our most popular public program (it’s so nice, we do it twice), in the morning beginning at noon or in the afternoon, starting at 2pm. We’ll learn all about maple trees, discovering what it takes to turn sap into syrup. We’ll then go outside to tap a maple tree, taste the sap that drips out, see it boiling over a fire, and then, conclude our event with the sweet taste of thickened maple syrup over crushed ice, accompanied, of course, by a dill pickle. Participants in this program will take home spouts for tapping as well as clear instructions for making your own maple syrup at home, from your very own tree.
This free program happens twice, once from Noon – 1pm, and then again, from 2 – 3pm. We will have camp tours on this day, from 1 – 2pm and 3 – 4pm.