Saturday, March 2, 2024

Maple Madness: Maple Sugaring Demonstration

maple tap

About Maple Madness: Maple Sugaring Demonstration

One of the best things about late winter is maple season!

This time of year, when the weather conditions are just right, sap begins to run in maple trees and sugaring operations kick into high gear. Join us on a family-friendly stroll for all ages to learn about the mapling process including how to identify our maple trees and set taps, as well as how to collect and process the precious sap. Following the class, the Powisset Farm Store will be open to purchase genuine maple syrup and maple treats.

Your guide will be Trustees Ranger Tim, a naturalist, and recipient of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s “Outstanding Park Interpreter” award. 

This fun and interactive program will include:

  • A look into tree biology and how a deciduous tree works from the inside
  • Cultural background and insight into the history of tapping
  • A live tapping demonstration
  • (And if the tree is actively running, a chance to taste sap right from the source!)

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Cancellation Policy: In the event The Trustees cancels a program due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify registrants by email and issue a full refund or transfer to another scheduled program within two weeks of the cancellation. To cancel a reservation, please contact Powisset Farm 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund. Refunds and transfers will not be granted for cancellations placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program.

*Food availability and prices have necessitated minor increases in the cost of cooking classes effective January 1, 2023

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