- This event has passed.
Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center Sponsors Public Maple Sugaring Day
March 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center Sponsors Public Maple Sugaring Day
Have you ever wondered how pure maple syrup is made? Join Environmental Educators to learn about the history of pure maple syrup, how we make it and taste a sample of our pure maple syrup on pancakes.
On Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. you can take a 90-minute tour of the sugarbush focusing on the history of maple syrup from the Native Americans to the early settlers in this region. Learn how to “tap” a maple tree to obtain sap, and watch as we demonstrate how to cook the sap until it is sweet maple syrup. You’ll complete the tour at our pancake station where the finished product is served over freshly made pancakes.
Cost: $6/adults, $4/children under 12. Members of the Environmental Education Center attend free of charge. Bring the whole family out and enjoy a late winter day in Meesing’s sugarbush. PLEASE DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THE WEATHER INCLUDING SHOES APPROPRIATE FOR TRAIL WALKING!
The program is held on the Delaware State Forest’s Meesing Outdoor Site on Creek Road approximately 5.5 miles north of Marshalls Creek. From I-80 take the Marshalls Creek Exit (exit #309) onto Rt. 209 North toward Marshalls Creek. Upon approaching the roundabout follow signs for Business Route 209 and Marshalls Creek. At the next traffic light after the roundabout, turn right and immediately get in the left turning lane. At this light turn left, and, immediately, after crossing the bridge take left fork onto Creek Road. Proceed approximately 5.5 miles and look for signs on right-hand side of the road.
For more information please call the E. E. Center at (570) 629-3061, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and most Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on other programs we offer visit our website at mcconservation.org.