A Drop in the Bucket: Maple Sugaring Program Heralds Arrival of Spring | Explore Warren


A Drop in the Bucket: Maple Sugaring Program Heralds Arrival of Spring

The National Park Service and the Millbrook Village Society will present a maple sugaring demonstration at Millbrook Village in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program was originally scheduled for March 10 but has been moved to the new date.

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.

Admission is free.  In case of severe weather, the program will be held on Saturday, March 17.

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).

For more information on Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area call park headquarters at (570) 426-2452, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.; visit www.nps.gov/dewa; or follow them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DelWaterGapNPS.

Photos courtesy of the National Park Service.