Maple Sugar House Tour
We will take a field trip to local Hampton Maple Sugar House ‘Bright Acres Farm’. Come and see how they used to make maple syrup in a homemade backyard evaporator and how they make it today, in a new post and beam sugar house with an energy efficient evaporator. Learn about the differences between each of these set-ups. Discover how this all natural product is made and get a taste! There will be a chance to collect some sap if you would like, weather permitting. Our hosts will also explain how to start your own backyard syrup making operation.
Dress for the weather, outdoor program.
This free event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.