"Sap's running, dad". These words have echoed down through the years to herald the coming of spring, maple syrup season and all of the activities that are part of the sugar camp experience. Before the arrival of the European settlers, the First Nations had discovered maple syrup, the 'sinzibuckwud' (Algonquin word meaning 'drawn from trees').
From birch bark buckets used by the First Nation’s people, to the boiling of sap in large iron kettles by the early pioneers and the modern present-day evaporator, producing maple syrup remains North America's sweetest gift to the world. It’s a natural product without preservatives or additives.
Presently, most maple producers collect the maple sap through a plastic pipeline vacuum system, allowing for more, cleaner, sap to be collected; producing a higher quality of maple syrup which is required to make maple products such as butter, taffy and candy.
Every spring, SNC invites school groups to tap into their Maple Syrup Education Program. SNC partners with Sand Road Maple Farm to guide participants through a hands-on discovery; learning about the process of maple syrup production.
Nearby Points of Interest:
Sand Road Maple Farm, 17190 Sand Rd