Take a drive on White Oaks Road in Laconia on any Saturday in March and you’re bound to see a lot of action. That’s because Prescott Farm is hosting the popular, month-long maple sugaring program, Tap into Maple.
From tapping a tree to tasting delicious maple syrup, hundreds of participants throughout the month will engage in every step of the syrup making process. Prescott Farm’s environmental educators go “beyond the sugar shack” in their sharing of information, expertly leading guests in how to identify the appropriate species and size tree, understanding the parts of a tree and their functions, using historical and modern tree tapping tools, learning the history and legends of maple sugaring, and understanding the math and science involved the boiling process.
Environmental Educator Andie Hession enjoys the excitement around the program and has noticed an increase in participation over that time. “This really is one of our most popular programs of the year,” Hession said. “It’s great for families or adults who are interested in learning more about this New Hampshire tradition.”
Beginning on Saturday, March 2nd, visitors to Prescott Farm can attend one of the 90-minute Tap into Maple sessions. Programs begin on the hour and run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pre-registration is recommended. Participants should be aware that the program begins with a guided 20-minute walk down to the authentic sugarhouse in the woods around Prescott Farm. If necessary, snowshoes and/or ice cleats will be provided for individuals who do not have them.
Special thanks to Osborne’s Agway Winnisquam, the Eco-Partner for the March 16th Tap into Maple programs. Additional business partnership opportunities are available. Contact Phoebe VanScoy-Giessler at email@example.com or 603-366-5695 for more information.
Additional Tap into Maple program and registration information is available at prescottfarm.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-366-5695.