With the Holidays and Valentine’s Day behind us, there is still one thing left to celebrate before St. Pat’s and Easter/Passover and that is…MAPLE SYRUP! Did you know that March is Maple Sugaring Season in the Northeast? This time of year, discover FRESH maple syrup in and around Westchester. Check out the following events taking place over the next several weeks. Some of these events include breakfast and brunch, and seating is limited so be sure to register early!
WESTMORELAND SANCTUARY’S SUGARFEST 2012
When: March 10 and March 11, 2012
Where: Westmoreland Sanctuary, Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco (website Here).
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake feast, and then join the Maple Sugaring Through the Ages program as you explore changes in harvesting and processing techniques of maple syrup from colonial times to the present. Seating is limited, and you can register on the website via paypal!
When: March 4 and March 11, 2012 and March 17 and 18, 2012
Where: Muscoot Farm Route 100, Somers, NY (WEB)
On March 4 and March 11, spend an afternoon finding out all there is to know about making maple syrup. Weather permitting. On the 17th and 18th, join in “Sugaring Off” for a pancake breakfast featuring the New York Maple Sugar Association, and real maple syrup!
MAPLE SUGARING AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST
When: March 17, 2012
Where: Green Chimneys Clearpool Education Center, 33 Clearpool Road, Carmel, NY (website HERE).
February to March is the best time for making maple syrup.Visit our sugarhouse for a demonstration of the sugaring process and then sit down to a hearty breakfast. Outdoor activities and crafts for all! $5 per person or $15 per family To register, call (845) 225-8226 x101 or email [email protected]imneys.org
SUGARING AT TEATOWN
There is a lot of sugaring going on at the TEATOWN LAKE RESERVATION in Ossining this March. Located at 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, Teatown will be offering their “Rent a Bucket” program now through March 16, 2012. Tap a tree, and collect your own sap, then bring it to the sugar house to make it into syrup! On March 17, 2012, there will be a pancake breakfast, with seatings at 8:30am, 9:45am, 11am and 12:15pm. March 4 and March 11 will be Maple Sugaring Days, when naturalists will share facts about sugaring. Visit the WEBSITE for more information and reservations.
GREENBURGH NATURE CENTER’S MAPLE SUGARING PARTY
On Sunday, March 11, 2012, join in at the GNC for their annual Maple Sugaring party! The day will include both Colonial and Native American sugaring sites and techniques, and crafts, candy making and ice cream! Visit the website, HERE, for more information!