Maple Syrup Harvest - The Sweet Taste of Spring 2012
Sunday, March 4, 11, 18 & 25, and Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15, 2012
Runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A picturesque place in the country where our past greets our present; an exciting time of the year when the Maple yields its gift of syrup and sugar; an anticipated taste that has been touted as being more pleasant than "Lemonade or cherry-water;" a time-honoured tradition that is older than Canada itself. Join us for a living history programme not to be missed and visit the Westfield Heritage Village for the Maple Syrup Season.
Families will join early Canadian settlers as they encounter the legends and techniques that surround the production of maple syrup; discover how Canada's First Nations' made syrup and sugar using a hollowed-out log and hot rocks; watch 19th century pioneers as they use the three cauldron method of preparing the sweet syrup and learn how the modern method uses the evaporator to make the delicious syrup. Families can also embark on an old fashioned horse and wagon ride through time; stroll through a rural 1860's village, visiting historical homes and shops along the way; savour the flavour of Canada's own sweetener; and enjoy the finest pancake meals you've ever had and discover our maple syrup gift shop.
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Interested in the making of maple syrup? View our teacher's guide for Sweet Taste of Spring.