Hands-On Maple Sugaring Demonstrations

The art of maple sugaring, a harbinger of spring, will be featured in a series of educational programs for groups and the public at Washington Crossing State Park from the middle of February through early March.

“Maple sugaring is a hands-on activity that serves as an excellent vehicle for teaching many important natural resource concepts,” said Mark Texel, Director of the Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Parks and Forestry. “The programs at Washington Crossing State Park are geared to youngsters and families, giving them a taste of the past and the outdoors while creating memories that will last a lifetime.”

From the middle of February through mid-March, the park offers maple sugaring demonstrations by reservation with schools, scouting groups, clubs and community groups. The demonstrations provide an introduction to tapping trees, maple sugar processing, tree identification and folklore.

The park also offers public demonstrations during the first two weekends of March. This program is offered from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 and Saturday, March 10, and from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, and Sunday, March 11. Advanced registration is required.

To reserve a group demonstration or to reserve a spot in the public weekend programs, call the park nature center at (609) 737-0609.

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Read this news release in its entirety on the DEP website.