Syrup-making, pancake-eating event scheduled

The Taconic Outdoor Education Center in Fahnestock State Park invites the public to join educators for a backyard maple experience at their Maple Sunday sugar maple celebration on Sunday, March 8, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Participants will have the opportunity to observe both traditional and modern methods of collecting and boiling sugar maple sap, helping to hang the buckets on the maple trees, visiting the sugar house and watching the wood-fired evaporator at work. Taste testers are welcome to sample the product at this ongoing event.

A pancake breakfast will be served throughout the celebration. The breakfast costs $8 per adult and $6 per child. Pure maple syrup will also be for sale.

In addition to maple-syrup production and consumption, there will be a cross-cut saw demonstration, showing this traditional method of wood cutting.

The TOEC is located at 75 Mountain Laurel Lane outside Cold Spring. Due to space restrictions, the TOEC cannot accommodate groups of over 15 people.

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