Living in the Hudson Valley there is a lot of things we get to enjoy thanks to Mother Nature. You may think that most of those things are only for the warm weather months but there is one thing that happens every year around this time you don't want to miss.

Welcome to Maple Sugar and Maple Syrup season in the Hudson Valley. Our area is home to loads of Sugar Maple trees and this is the time of year we get to experience how what is inside a maple tree becomes a sweet treat we enjoy on pancakes and more.

Nature Center Offers Maple Sugar Tours in Cornwall, New York

I am always surprised when I discover people who don't realize Maple syrup comes from maple trees. Next time you are driving around see if you can spot trees in the woods with tubes strung between them and buckets hanging off them, that is maple syrup in the making.

Traditional Means Still Used For Making Maple Syrup
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If you want to learn more you can always take a Maple Tour with a local nature group or farm that makes maple syrup. This weekend you can join the Hudson Highlands Nature Center (HHNC) in Cornwall New York for their Maple Sugar Tour.

Where to Find a Hudson Valley Maple Sugar Tour

Tour dates at the HHNC run into March. They are offering tours on Saturdays and Sundays starting this weekend and running through March 2nd & 3rd. Tour times vary and there is a prepaid registration required.

A line of trees with maple syrup buckets.
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They offer two types of tours. The Sugar Bush Tours is a one-mile moderate hike through a field and a forest to the Sugar Bush Shack. The Maple Lane Tour is perfect for little ones and people with mobility issues.

Find out how to sign up and how to register by logging onto hhnaturecenter.org.

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