Maple Sugar Tours

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Mar 26 2017.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 Various times
Sunday, March 5, 2017 Various times
Saturday, March 11, 2017 Various times
Sunday, March 12, 2017 Various times
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Various times
Sunday, March 19, 2017 Various times
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Various times
Sunday, March 26, 2017 Various times
Event Info
Cost: 
Adults: $10; ages 3-17: $8; members save $2 per person
Contact Phone or Email: 
845-534-5506, ext. 204 or hhnm@hhnaturemuseum.org
Recommended Age: 
All ages
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Stop by the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center for maple-sugar tours, offered every half hour on Saturdays and Sundays from March 4 through March 26. Tours take about 1 hour. Learn how to tap a tree, collect sap and the history of harvesting maple syrup. See if you can tell the difference between pure maple syrup and the artificially-flavored variety.

On opening day, visitors can experience expanded maple festivities along with their Maple Sugar Tours guided by museum educators.  In addition to the tree-tapping demonstration and taste test, festivities include special crafts and games, Native American story-telling around a campfire and more. 

Two types of Maple Sugar Tours are offered: 

  • Sugarbush Tours (11:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm): A one-mile moderate hike through field and forest to the sugar shack (weather dependent)
  • Maple Lane Tours (12:00pm and 3:00pm): Suitable for little legs, a short walk from the Farmhouse to the sugar maple stand

Tour size is limited, so visitors are urged to sign up for their walking tours as soon as they arrive. Maple products and hot chocolate are available for purchase. 

Dress for the weather (and possible mud), and leave your stroller at home.

To view related events, check out our round-up of maple-sugaring fun.

location: 
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road
12520 Cornwall , NY
Phone: 845-534-5506 x204
41° 26' 3.6168" N, 74° 2' 7.3248" W
New York
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