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 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 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.
Outside activities include firewood cutting, rail splitting and, if conditions permit, a continuation of ice harvesting operations. Tree tapping demonstrations are limited to 25 participants per session, and require pre-registration via CommunityPass.
**Please note that all 2021 Saturday programs will be modified to encourage social distancing and reflect current State guidelines for public events. Visitors are required to carry masks at all times, and wear them when social distancing isn't possible. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you soon!