The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is showcasing the maple sugaring process from start to finish this Sunday ( February 23rd) They will introduce the natural history of maple trees, provide access to the latest in maple information and ways to participate in the Community Maple Project.
The AdirondackMuseum will be on hand to share some of the history of maple in the Adirondacks as well as Michael Farrell, a sugarmaker and director of the UihleinForest at CornellUniversity and the author of the book, The Sugarmaker’s Companion. He is giving a workshop on the Art of Maple Sugaring as well as signing copies of his book. The day includes sugar shack tours, maple crafts and tastings, and a naturalist-led maple program.
Tracy Thomas is the manager of visitor experience at The Wild Center and is the project manager for the 2014 Maple Project. One of their main goals, she says, is to involve the Tupper Lake Community by inviting those living within 5 miles of the museum, to join in the maple project and tap maple trees in their own yards.