Maple Sugaring at Millbrook Village | Explore Warren

 

Maple Sugaring at Millbrook Village

Saturday, March 9, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Join park rangers and volunteers as they celebrate the approach of spring with the North American tradition of maple sugaring. American Indians, early settlers, and their descendants all looked forward to collecting and boiling the sap of locally abundant sugar maple trees. Experience this tradition for yourself!

Visitors will be able to see and participate in the “sugaring” process from the tree to the table. Sap from Millbrook Village maples will be boiled down in cast iron kettles over an open fire to create maple syrup.   Woodstove and outdoor cooking demonstrations will showcase the use of maple products in recipes common during the 1800s.

Millbrook Village is located in New Jersey at the intersection of Old Mine Road (12 miles north of Interstate 80 from Exit 1 in New Jersey) and Route 602 (seven miles west of Blairstown, New Jersey).

The Maple Sugaring Program is presented by the National Park Service and Volunteers from the Millbrook Village Society. For more information visit Millbrook Village Society on Facebook or call 973-875-3461, 908-537-2544, or 908-841-9531.
 

Millbrook Village

Millbrook Village is a representation of a late 19th Century rural community, rather than an exact restoration of the original Millbrook that has its origins in an 1832 grist mill that soon was surrounded by other businesses and homes.