IT'S MAPLE SYRUP TIME!
- Discover all four ways we collect maple sap
- See if sap is flowing today on the self-guided Maple Walk
- Shop the new maple marketplace
Saturday, March 18, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., free with gate admission
Maple Sugarhouse/Maple Woods/Frog Hollow Bldg.
Free ongoing demonstrations led by staff and volunteers reveal all the sweetness of the sap-to-syrup story. Visitors may try tree tapping, watch sap cooking down to syrup, make their own spiles and see the four sap collection systems used at the Arboretum.
Saturdays, March 25 & April 1, Noon-4 p.m., free with gate admission
Visitors are invited to the Maple Sugarhouse for drop-in demonstrations on maple syrup production. Drink a toast to spring! Sample fresh sap as it flows from the tree, then the sweet syrup that results from hours of boiling. See how trees are tapped, their sap gathered and the rich, delicious syrup prepared.
Daily features through the month of March
Check back for a list of this year's specials.
From Sap to Syrup! Watch this video to see the process of making pure maple syrup at the Arboretum, ending up with the brand new evaporator donated by the Arboretum Auxiliary!