North Conway residents explore maple syrup production

February 23, 2017 by  

The sap will soon be running in North Conway area maple trees, which means it’s maple syrup time again. The public is invited to come out to the 100-Acre Woods to learn more about the process while raising money to support local literacy programs.

During March and April, people are welcome to come out to the sugar bush to learn more about how maple trees are tapped and the sap boiled down to make maple sugar, syrup and other sweet treats. They will also discover the history of the process, and they will even be able to sample some of the products it produces.

If it is in operation during their time in the woods, visitors will also be able to stop by the sugar shack to watch as the sap is boiled down. The suggested donation for the activities is $5.00 each.

As a part of the event, the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation will be offering the public an opportunity to purchase their own tree tapping kits. People can buy them and collect their own sap, which they can then trade in at the sugar shack for freshly made syrup. Banners for a fundraiser like this can be crafted by a printer.

The guided activities will be offered on weekends throughout March and April, while the self guided trail is open every day. The woods can be found in Intervale, and anyone who would like to learn more can do so by visiting the organizer’s website.