The sweet smell of Spring is in the air when Maple Sugarin’ season comes alive in the mountains of Maryland! As the days are getting a bit longer and slightly warmer, the maple sap begins to flow. The best weather for good sap flow is when we have cold nights below freezing and then warmer, mild days above 40 degrees. When the sap is flowing, the trees are tapped with a metal spile and bucket to collect the sap. The maple sap is then collected from the trees and boiled down to make that delicious pure maple syrup. Maple sap is actually mostly water- up to 98% water and just 2% sugar! It takes 40 gallons of maple sap to make just one gallon of real maple syrup!
Find more information about the Virtual Maple Sugarin' Festival at http://www.cunninghamgambrill.org/Events.html
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)