Each year our Maple Sugar bush outside Marshall’s Creek, PA comes alive with the smell of boiling maple syrup, burning wood fires, and the sound of dripping maple sap as we experience another season of maple sugaring. Our Sugarbush, an area in the forest where maple trees are tapped to collect sap, will provide visitors with an opportunity to learn about the process and history of making maple syrup first-hand including hands-on instruction on tapping a tree.
The season runs from mid-February to the end of March and programs are provided for groups, scouts, and the general public. We also provide the opportunity to take part in our maple tree sponsor program. This sponsorship not only supports the EE Center Maple sugaring programs it also give a pint of pure Meesing Maple syrup to each tree sponsor.
The programs are held on the Delaware State Forest’s Meesing Outdoor Site Sugarbush on Creek Road approximately 5.5 miles north of Marshalls Creek. Directions here
Scout Groups will be allowed to register for any one of the three Saturdays. Registration is required for any of the programs no later than the Thursday before the program.
Dates set for group programs in the Sugarbush are Monday, February 28 through Friday, March 12. All groups interested in scheduling a tour should call the Center to set aside a time block. Each program takes 1 ½ to 2 hours and includes learning about maple sugaring from the earliest methods used by Native Americans to present day collection/evaporation techniques. The group will also tap a maple tree and take home a sample of sweet maple syrup. Cost: $4/participant, spaces fill up fast, so please register early.