Maple Tree Tapping

Date: Sun, Feb 17, 2019 - Sun, Feb 17, 2019

Time: 10am-12pm

Location: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center

Address: 120 Muser Drive

City: Cornwall

State: New York

Zip: 12518

Phone: 845-534-5506

Rich, sweet maple sap will be drip, drip, dripping into pails at the Nature Museum and educators will be hosting a month of events aimed at showing school groups and families how the savory liquid makes the transition from tree to syrup! For the first time ever, join the educators as they prepare for the season with a special program which culminates with you tapping your very own maple tree. Participants will learn the origins and natural history of maple syrup, followed by a guided walk through the sugar bush to pick out and tap a tree using a metal or plastic spile. Next, we’ll hang a bucket on the end of the tube to catch sap, which later will be collected and boiled down to its sugary essence. For members only. Prepaid registration required