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Safely Celebrate Maple Sugaring Season in Connecticut

March is Maple Season in Connecticut and that means ample opportunities to safely tour sugarhouses, learn about the origins of the maple syrup-making process, participate in tree tapping demonstrations, and sample Connecticut-made sweets—all while supporting Connecticut farmers and businesses.

Visit a Sugarhouse
Visiting a Connecticut sugarhouse is not only a fun learning experience but when you buy Connecticut Grown maple syrup, you are contributing to the protection of Connecticut farms and its working landscape. You are part of the solution of protecting farmland, stimulating the local economy, supporting small businesses, and preserving this time-honored tradition of maple sugaring in Connecticut. Prior to your visit, please make sure you call ahead to ensure you can experience the process of sugaring first hand. You will not regret it!

  1. Brooksvale Park Maple Sugaring Day: March 7
    Park staff and Friends of Brooksvale Park members, joined by community volunteers will be at various learning stations to share with you the history and science behind this ancient craft. Native American legends about the discovery of maple sugaring will be presented. Exhibits, artifacts, and a visit to the maple grove and sugar shack will provide an opportunity to understand the process from sap to syrup.
  2. Sweet Wind Farm’s Maple Festival: March 13
    Time slot reservations are required for admission to inside the sugarhouse. Here you will get a quick guided tour of their production with an educational presentation as you walk through the sugarhouse.
  3. Roaring Brook Nature Center’s Maple Sugaring in Your Own Backyard: March 14
    Their annual demonstration teaches you how to make maple syrup the easy way. They’ll cover the entire process from identifying the tree to the best part – tasting the final product.
  4. Great Brook Sugar House’s Maple Fest: March 21 & 22
    Learn how maple sugar and syrup are made with demos and tastings. They still use many of the old-fashioned methods for collecting and producing maple syrup. Each year, dozens of high school and college students assist in the collection, processing, packaging, and sale of some of New England’s best maple products.

For a map of all Connecticut Sugarhouses, click HERE.

March 1, 2021

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