What's better on pancakes and waffles than maple syrup?  How about learning all about how to tap that maple syrup?  This Saturday, March 4, kicks off a month of maple sugaring tours at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum at 120 Muser Drive in Cornwall.

The day will include special crafts, games, and Native American story telling around the camp fire, treats of the sweet season, and fun recipes for maple syrup.  Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers, see an evaporator in action, and finish by participating in a taste test challenge to see if you can tell the difference between maple flavored syrup and the real thing.

Sugar Bush Tours are at 11am, 1pm and 2pm, and include a one mile moderate hike through fields and forest to the Sugar Shack.  Maple Lane Tours are at 12pm and 3pm and include a short walk from the farmhouse to the new sugar shack after a tour of the sugar maple stand.  For more info, http://hhnaturemuseum.org/index.php/maple-sugar-tours.

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