This is a great event for families. Step back in time and learn how American settlers used to harvest maple sugar. Your family will learn how to identify the type of maple tree you need for the sap with the highest sugar content, how to tap the tree and how to boil the sap until only syrup is left. You’ll need a lot of sap because one gallon of syrup is made from forty gallons of sap. The average tree produces five to fifteen gallons of sap per season, so you’ll need a lot of trees, too.
Visit Rockwoods Reservation Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00p.m. to learn all of this and more. There will be guided hikes occurring throughout the timeframe. Plan to spend about ninety minutes to see all of the attractions. Your kids will love seeing the process from beginning to end and then tasting the syrup when it’s finished. No reservations are required. Parking will be available at Rockwoods Reservation and off-site via a shuttle bus. Call 636-458-2236 for more information.