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Maple Sugaring is coming to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum



Enjoy Maple Sugar, Sugar Bush or Maple Lane tour with your kids

Maple sugaring is coming in February
As winter winds down, it’s maple sugaring time! Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers and modern-day farmers, and see an evaporator in action! 

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays: February: 19 & 20 and 26 & 27*.  March: 5 & 6 and 12 & 13 

Public Tour Times: 11am-3pm  - See details below.*On February 27: The first public tour will go out at 10am and the final tour will go out at 1pm. No Scout Group Tours will be offered on this day. 

Scout Group Tours: Offered on the dates above *except on 2/27* at 10am.  To register, call Registration Manager Michelle Mindicino at 845-534-5506 ext 204

Location: Outdoor Discovery Center - 120 Muser Drive, Cornwall (off Angola Rd.)

  • Museum Members: $9 per person ages 6 and up  
  • Not-yet-Members: $11 per person ages 6 and up
  • All children ages 5 and under are free but require their own ticket. This ticket is only valid when purchased IN ADDITION TO a paid registration 
20 person capacity per tour including children 5 and under 

Take a tour with your kids

Sugar Bush Tours are a one mile moderate hike through field and forest to the Sugar Bush Shack **(terrain and weather conditions dependent- a Maple Lane tour will be given if we are unable to hike to the Sugar Bush). They will be held at 11am, 1pm & 2pm

The Maple Lane Tours are perfect for little legs, a short walk from the front pavilion to our Maple Lane Sugar Shack after a tour of the sugar maple stand.

TOURS BEGIN PROMPTLY ON THE HOUR. PLEASE ARRIVE FIVE MINUTES EARLY!

Don't forget to take home some real maple syrup!

Maple syrup from Tree Juice in Beacon is available for pre-sale online to be picked up at your tour.  Maple syrup purchases are for tour attendees only, and only available to those attending in-person Maple Sugar Tours. Limited quantities will be available for day-of purchase but are not guaranteed so pre-purchasing online is STRONGLY recommended! 

You MUST register for the tours and to purchase the maple syrup. Click here to get signed up.



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