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2017 Maple Sugaring Season
Sugaring, the art of making maple syrup, has been practiced for thousands of years. The tradition began in the Northeast United States centuries ago with the Native Americans and colonists. People of all ages are invited to see this tradition brought to life by Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve naturalists. You will learn how trees are tapped, view sap-collecting methods past and present, and see the boiling process that produces delicious maple syrup.
This 90-minute tour program is conducted throughout the last few weeks of February and into early March (weather permitting). Public demonstrations are available during Mount Hope Maple Madness, the last Saturday in February and the first Saturday in March. Organized groups (such as schools, scout groups, etc.) may schedule private demonstrations on the Preserve.
Mount Hope Maple Madness – Feb. 25 & March 4: Strawberry Hill’s annual Mount Hope Maple Madness maple sugaring festival is held every year on the last Saturday in February and the first Saturday in March. Festival is held at Camp Eder. On left, 1 mile away on your way to Strawberry Hill.
Tickets available at the door:
Can’t attend the festival? Private programs available Feb. 15 – March 15, Tuesday – Saturday reservations available. Call the office in advance to schedule your organized group. Private program fees apply, minimum two week advance reservation required. Unless otherwise noted during the reservation process, private programs are conducted on-site at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve. For more information or to schedule a program call Strawberry Hill at 717-642-5840 or email us.