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Sweet Maple Days!

Sign up for these exciting programs below and enjoy all the wonders of maple syrup on these chilly winter days!

 

Maple Syrup Making and Guided Sap Collecting Hikes in the Sugarbush

Saturday, January 20, 10 am-3 pm
Sunday, January 21, 12-4 pm
Saturday, January 27, 10 am-3 pm
Sunday, January 28, 12-4 pm
Saturday, February 3, 10 am-3 pm
Sunday, February 4, 12-4 pm
Sunday, February 11, 12-4 pm
Saturday, February 17, 10 am-3 pm
Saturday, February 24, 10 am-3 pm

Experience the whole process of producing liquid gold from maple sap. Bask in the warmth of the evaporator and its maple-scented steam. Drop by the sugar house near Krippendorf Lodge anytime between 10 am-3 pm on Saturdays and 12-4 pm on Sundays. Join in an interactive sap collecting maple hike on Saturdays at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm or 2 pm and Sundays at 1 pm, 2 pm or 3 pm. Hikes start at the Outdoor Learning Center. Free; nonmembers pay daily admission.


Tools of the Sugar House–An Up-close Experience for Families/All Ages

Sunday, January 28, 10:45-11:45 am

While the evaporator is still cold, families are invited for an up-close look at the maple syrup evaporator and sugaring tools like skimmers, filters and thermometers. With an adult’s help, child participants will be able to look inside the sap storage tanks, try on the fire gloves, help set up the Native American rock boiling demonstration, stand on a stool to look inside the evaporator and help prepare the materials to fire up the evaporator for the day. Meet at the Outdoor Learning Center. Preregistration required. Members $3; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).

 

Cooking with Maple For Adults: Maple Toffee and Maple Caramel

Saturday, February 3, 2-4 pm -- SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 11, 2-4 pm -- SOLD OUT

We’ll start by transforming fresh maple syrup into maple sugar. From there, this participatory class will create two maple treats: maple toffee with dark chocolate and nuts and salted maple caramel. Bring your apron and come prepared to stir. Participants will take home some of our delicacies. Meet in the kitchen of Krippendorf Lodge. Appropriate for adults or interested youth ages 10 and up with a parent. Preregistration required. Members $15; nonmembers $24 (includes daily admission).


Tools of the Sugar House – An Up-close Experience for Preschoolers

Sunday, February 4, 10:45-11:45 am
Saturday, February 17, 10:45-11:45 am 8:45-9:45 am

While the evaporator is still cold, preschoolers with their adults are invited for an up-close look at the maple syrup evaporator and sugaring tools like skimmers, filters and thermometers. With an adult’s help, preschoolers will be able to look inside the sap storage tanks, try on the fire gloves, help set up the Native American rock boiling demonstration, stand on a stool to look inside the evaporator and help prepare the materials to fire up the evaporator for the day. Geared for ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. Meet at the Outdoor Learning Center. Preregistration required. Members $3; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).

 

Couples’ Date Night – A Maple Evening in the Sugarbush

Saturday, February 17, 7-9 pm -- SOLD OUT

Love is in the maple-scented air at Rowe Woods! Join us and treat your mate with this sweet, behind the scenes look at all things maple. Walk hand in hand to the sugarbush in the soft light of a lantern while enjoying a maple historical talk. Marvel at the glowing hot rocks used in ancient rock boiling while sharing a savory maple hors d'oeuvre. Learn how maple toffee is made while sipping on maple cocktails and discover which cheeses pair well with maple syrup while inhaling the steam in the sugarhouse. This tour couples the historical and modern day production of maple syrup with maple-related dishes and beverages to delight the senses. Member couples $35; nonmember couples $45 (includes daily admission).