Maine Maple Sunday Sweetens Up Spring on March 25
The Maine Office of Tourism recently wrote us about Maine’s annual open house of maple sugarhouses taking place on March 25, 2012. Attending this event called “Maple Maine Sunday” is a great way to learn the old fashioned way of turning tree sap into sweet maple syrup!
Here are some of those maple events that will, no doubt, sweeten Maine in March:
Augusta’s Old Fort Western dates to 1754, making it America’s oldest standing wooden fort. See trees tapped and sap boiled down the 18th-century way, and taste hearth-baked cornbread with maple syrup.
Help tap trees and collect sap at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore. Watch a docent farmer demonstrate how to boil sap using a cast iron kettle over an open fire, or enjoy a pancake breakfast in the replica 1867 farmers’ cottage.
Step inside the 1820 maple sugarhouse once owned by Camden resident Walter Howe and now part of the Conway Homestead operated by the Camden-Rockport Historical Society. Learn about the Howe family sugaring operation and see demonstrations in the blacksmith shop.
For more information about Maine events and activities, go to www.visitmaine.com.