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Enjoy fresh air and delicious aroma of simmering syrup with the whole family (Kids are FREE). Set off into the woods in search of sweet adventure along the Maple History Trail. As you hike through the sugar bush you'll see trees tapped with modern plastic tubing, metal spiles and wooden wedges. Stops along the trail demonstrate sap collection and sugaring methods from the earliest settlers to the present day.

 

Learn fun trivia about sugar maples and how to identify them. Become a pro at selecting trees for tapping, then try your hand using sugaring tools that evolved throughout the 19th century in concert with new technologies. Feel what it was like to hike through the snow and manage sap buckets on a shoulder yoke.

 

Explore our NEW sugarhouse! Amid billows of steam our modern evaporator boils down clear, sweetish maple sap into thick, amber maple syrup. Stick around for a complimentary taste treat – sugar on snow – or stop by the Nature Center for delicious maple cotton candy ($). Then, warm up in the Meeting Center with Native American tales of the origin of maple sap and sugaring with storytellers Tonia Loran-Galban and Ronnie Reitter.

 

Head out to the Historic Village and:

 

Please note: Due to weather conditions, handicap accessibility may be limited. Scout-friendly; no reservations required.

Pancake Breakfast

New Hope Mills, now operating in its 195th year, is partnering with GCV&M to keep history alive and well. Breakfast includes New Hope Mills pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, milk, juice, coffee, tea and hot cocoa. Top off your morning with honest-to-goodness, real maple syrup made in New York State. NEW this year, try our chocolate chip pancakes.

Cooking with Maple Contest

Challenge yourself to find creative and delectable uses for maple syrup in your kitchen. Enter your famous maple cookies or maple-glazed ham and have the chance to win a gift certificate to the Flint Hill Gift Shop or a unique piece of pottery handmade in the historic village!


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Cooking with Maple Contest Poster

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