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Maple Sugaring at Howell Living History Farm
February 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
One event on February 20, 2021 at 10:00 am
One event on February 27, 2021 at 10:00 am
Maple Tree Tapping – February 6, 2021 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hundreds of sugar maple trees line the banks of Moore’s Creek and the nearby woods at the foot of Baldpate Mountain…and in February farmers begin the annual work of sap collection and maple syrup production. The first step takes place in the sugar bush, and at 11:00, 1:30, and 3:00 visitors can join Howell Farm’s expert tree-tappers for a lesson in how to tap a backyard maple tree and make syrup at home. Masks required.
Outside activities include firewood cutting, rail splitting and, if conditions permit, a continuation of ice harvesting operations.
Maple Sugaring – February 20, 2021 & February 27, 2021 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The time of freezing nights and thawing days has come…and the smell of maple syrup is in the air! Help farmers collect sap in the woods, make syrup in the sap house, and taste whole wheat pancakes in the farmhouse kitchen. Masks required.
Visitors can also learn how to bring the operation into their own backyards, with tree tapping demonstrations at 11, 1, and 3 p.m. Dress for the job: the work has sweet rewards, but it can be muddy, icy, and windy in the sugar bush.