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Maple Syruping

maple syrupingCome learn about the only sugar native to North America as we work the sugar bush. When March comes around it is time for maple syruping at Warner. Come out and share this unique experience with us. We'll take a hike through the hardwood forests of the nature center and learn the history of maple syruping. We'll see how trees are tapped and get to help by drilling holes and hanging bags. If the sap is running you can even taste it right out of the tree. We'll also learn how sap is refined into syrup and even get to taste the difference between real syrup and commercial artificial syrups. In a truly memorable demonstration the naturalist will demonstrate how to boil sap using glowing hot rocks pulled from a fire. This traditional boiling method is rarely seen these days and you'll delight as the sap bubbles and the temperature rises.

Groups with 15 or fewer participants pay just $120 for this two-hour class. (Groups over 15 in number pay an additional $8 per person.)

There is a short seasonal window when we can collect maple syrup, and available dates fill fast.

Contact our Outreach Naturalist at warneroutreach@smm.org or (651) 433-2427 ext. 13 for more information or to book a date.