You and your family can discover how maple syrup (or “sirup” for a more traditional spelling) is made in the “Syrup Shack.” You’ll get the chance to watch the maple syrup making process firsthand. You can also learn how to tap a maple tree for sap before sampling the finished product.
After watching the maple syrup making process, families are invited to stop by the Nature Center to get your fill of pancakes and freshly made maple “sirup” at the pancake breakfast/lunch fundraiser. The pancake fundraiser entry is a free will donation.
You can attend Maple Sirup Days on March 5th or March 12th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. McCloud Nature Park is located at 8518 Hughes Road in North Salem.
In the meantime, here are some fun maple syrup facts from Mental Floss:
- In order to produce one gallon of maple syrup, you need nearly 40 gallons of sap.
- Approximately 80% of the world’s maple syrup supply originates in Canada.
- Maple syrup comes in several different grades. Those grades are based on the color and quality of the syrup.
Enjoy your pancakes!