Maple Sugaring at Environmental Education Center

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Feb 17, 18, 24 & 25; March 3, 4, 10 & 11: Get sap happy! Ever wonder how maple syrup is made? This 90-minute program reveals the tree-tapping, sap-collecting and boiling processes.

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 and dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Boots are recommended as the trails can be wet, muddy, and/or covered by snow.

Organized groups (such as schools) may schedule weekday demonstrations by calling the EEC at 908 766-2489, ext. 5332.

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