Spring celebrations begin early at the sanctuary with the age-old tradition of maple sugaring. The warm days of late winter awaken the flow of sap in the maples, causing buds to swell and resulting in sweet-smelling, billowing clouds of steam rising from the sugarhouse.
On our naturalist-guided tours, learn how to identify a sugar maple, observe tapping and sap collection methods, watch the sap >>
We are exploring new territory at North River Wildlife Sanctuary with this fun, family event celebrating maple sugaring! Sugar maple trees can only be found in North America, and collecting sugar maple sap to turn into maple syrup has been a tradition since before the pioneers settled America. This outdoor adventure will celebrate the sugar maple tree throughout history. Groups will visit outdoor >>
**Date changed to March 28-29**
It's sugarin' time in the Blue Hills! Join us as we make maple syrup in the traditional way at beautiful DCR Brookwood Farm in Canton. Put on your boots and flannel shirt and join in the fun! Smell the wood smoke as you watch clouds of steam rise from the bubbling sap. Savor the taste of real maple syrup. Activities for all ages. Entrance fee is $6 per person. >>
Join us for a “sweet day” as we explore maple history, culture, and production. Enjoy the process from start to finish as you help tap the trees for sap and then watch as it is boiled into syrup. The day will include scheduled woodland walks for tapping, sweet treats, and fun crafts and activities.
Fee: $5 Member; $8 Non-Member >>
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