We joined a group led by a guide, and we walked through the sugar bush. She described how the tree is tapped. Also which leaves identify the maple.
We then made our way to the sugar camp, where a big cast iron pot was boiling sap down to a thick liquid.
The man running this camp fascinated the kids with his demonstration.
He was kind enough to pose with us for a picture, it looked like he was hiding though 🙂
After our hike through the forest, we made our way back to the nature center for some demonstrations.
Also had a pancake with some REAL maple Syrup!
We had a great time learning how maple syrup is made and had a great winter outing too.
- Don’t Be Fooled: Fake Maple Syrup (baronmethod.wordpress.com)
- Say Goodbye to Grade B Maple Syrup: Vermont Changes Its Maple Syrup Labeling (thekitchn.com)
- vegalicious scones (sweetbellavita.wordpress.com)
- Not the Maple Syrup! Loss of Vermont Maple Trees to Climate Change (theecotoneexchange.com)