CORNWALL – Maple Sugaring Season is almost upon us in the Hudson Valley and the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is ready with their Maple Sugar Tours! Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers, and see an evaporator in action! Maple Sugar Tours will take place at the Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center location, 120 Muser Drive, off of Angola Road in Cornwall.
They’ll kick off on Saturday and Sunday, February 18 & 19, 25 & 26; March 4 & 5, 11 & 12, and 18 & 19 where two types of tours are offered hourly from 11am-3pm. Sugar Bush Tours: 11am, 1pm & 2pm; are a one mile moderate hike through field and forest to the original Sugar Shack (terrain and weather conditions dependent). Maple Lane Tours: 12pm & 3pm; good for little legs and those with mobility issues, it’s a short walk from the farmhouse to the Grant Sugar Shack after a tour of the sugar maple stand. Maple Syrup from Tree Juice in Beacon, NY, is available for pre-sale online to be picked up at your tour. Please wear appropriate footwear for snowy/muddy/cold conditions and dress warmly!
Pre- registration is required. Register online at hhnm.org or by phone at 845-534-5506. All children ages 4 and under are free but require their own ticket. Visit hhnm.org for more information, Admission, and registration.