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This Saturday: Tree Tapping, February 4 

Children's Craft: Paper Mold

Hundreds of sugar maple trees line the banks of Moore's Creek and the nearby woods at the foot of Baldpate Mountain...and in February farmers begin the annual work of sap collection and maple syrup production. The first step takes place in the sugar bush, and at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, and 3:00, visitors can join Howell Farm’s expert tree-tappers for a lesson in how to tap a backyard maple tree and make syrup at home. 

Demonstrations are limited to 25 participants, so register early to reserve your space! 

Reserve Your Space for Tree Tapping

Outside activities include firewood cutting, rail splitting and, if conditions permit, a continuation of ice harvesting operations.

Hands on Learning

For Families & Students

Howell Farm's hands-on field trips are designed for schools and families, bringing students of all ages through the fields, woods and barns of a real working farm.  Along the way, they learn about the history, technology, and science of farming in the past and in the present. Learn more about this season's programs below!

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Preschool Fridays on the Farm are designed for preschool through early elementary-aged children (though older siblings are welcome too). Program participants will engage in the same activities as children living on a 1900s farm, while learning what “Share the Harvest” means at Howell Farm today.

Saturday Events


Tap the Sugar Maples

    Paper Mold

11  Old-Fashioned Valentine's Day

          Victorian Valentine's Day Card

18  Maple Sugaring

         Maple Sugar Horse

25  Maple Sugaring

         Maple Sugar Man

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Farmer's Blog

Farmer Jim and his band of sugar-shack elves are firing up the oven and boiling down sap to make our  award-winning maple syrup! The winter has been milder than usual making this year's first batch of syrup a little darker. But for those of us that love the rich taste of maple, it's not a bad thing.    

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70 Woodens Lane

Hopewell Twp., NJ 08530

Main: 609-737-3299
Fax: 609-737-6524

U.S. Mail
101 Hunter Road

Titusville, NJ 08560


Open Saturdays 
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday–Friday except for reserved educational programs

Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Mercer County Holidays

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Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission

Brian M. Hughes, County Executive | Aaron T. Watson, Executive Director

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