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Maple Sugaring

Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ • 908 766-2489

Maple Sugaring
Maple Sugaring
Sampling the Maple Syrup
Maple Sugaring at the Somerset County Park Commission’s Environmental Education Center 2014

Maple sugaring is a tradition in the Northeast that began centuries ago with the Native Americans and colonists. People of all ages are invited to see this tradition brought to life at the Environmental Education Center (EEC). You will see how trees are tapped, view sap-collecting methods past and present, and see the boiling process that produces delicious New Jersey maple syrup. This 90-minute program is conducted at our Sugar Shack, a ½-mile hike from the EEC. Please arrive at the EEC 20-30 minutes before the program start time. Organized groups (such as schools) may schedule weekday demonstrations by calling the EEC at 908 766-2489, ext. 332.
FREE
February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, & 23, 2014
March 1, 2, 8, & 9, 2014
Saturdays - 10:00am, Noon, and 2:00pm
Sundays - Noon and 2:00pm

E-mail the EEC any questions or comments.

Please click on the following links for more information on maple sugaring:

Boiling Down
Gathering The Sap
History of Maple Sugaring
Is It Syrup Yet?
Maple Activities
Maple Recipes
Sap
Spile
Sugar Bush
Tapping
Word Search (pdf file)
Word Search Answer Key (pdf file)
Multiple Choice Questions
Glossary