An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 19, 2024
Visit the historic sugar shack at Appleton Farms and learn all about maple sugaring, its history at the farm and in New England, and how you can try your hand at it at home!
Our guides will take you on a stroll of our country farm roads to our Appleton maple grove. Along the way you’ll learn the history of maple sugaring and the science behind what makes maple sap run in our trees, and see our own tapped trees. If the nature is cooperative, when we reach the tapped maples we will all taste a little sap straight from the tree! The stroll concludes with a visit to our active sugar shack where sap collected on the farm becomes the delicious maple syrup we know and love.
Be sure to wear weather appropriate clothing and boots or shoes that are appropriate for hiking in potentially wet and muddy spots or over uneven hilly terrain. All Maple Strolls are weather permitting and will last approximately 1 hour, walking much of that time. We welcome all ages; however, information is geared towards those 10 and up. Have smaller kids? Check out our family geared maple programming, Maple in the Barnyard!
Space is limited for this event and pre-registration is strongly recommended.
Stay for our Wood-fired Pizza Pop Up from 12-4 pm, weather permitting on the farmhouse lawn!