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Maple Sugar Day
February 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The tradition of tapping maple trees for sap has been around for hundreds of years, dating back to the indigenous people of the Northeast and was adopted by incoming European colonists. Join us for Maple Sugar Day at Greenwich Land Trust and learn how to tap trees and make your own syrup. We will have hands-on demonstrations and stations throughout the Louise Mueller Preserve, crafts, maple candy samples, Dough Girl wood fire pizza truck and more!
Maple sugar – an ancient American tradition – Learn about the important role maple sugar played in the lives of indigenous people and the early colonists.
Science of Sweet – See the fascinating process of making maple syrup and learn about the biology of the trees that produce it. Get a first-hand look at all the steps that bring this delicious treat from the woods to your waffles!
Crafting Candy – Make your own maple sugar candies and create beautiful forest-themed crafts from natural materials.
Advance registration is required. Sign up here. Cost: $10 for individuals; $20 member families; $30 non-member families.