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Maple Sugaring with Boot Boutwell

Maple Sugaring with Boot Boutwell

UPDATE 03/05:  All spaces for this event have been filled.  Reservations are now waitlist only.  Thanks!

We are pleased to share a special “Late Winter” treat for you:  hike leader Boot Boutwell is offering a March “maple sugaring walk” exclusively for the Friends of the Fells community!  Space is extremely limited, so act quickly if you are interested in attending!

An Overview of Maple Sugaring

Friday, March 12, 2021, from 9:15 – 11:30

Wright-Locke Farm, 78 Ridge St,  Winchester, MA

Leader:  Boot Boutwell

LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS

Late winter in New England often features cold nights and warmer days, providing ideal conditions for the “running of the sap” in our sugar maples. This sap is vital to the health of the tree and has also created economic opportunities for local farmers who harvest the sap and boil it down to produce maple syrup.  Join us for a morning at Wright-Locke Farm in Winchester where we’ll take a close look at some majestic maple trees, identify the various species, and taste sap right from the bucket.  We’ll talk about the history of maple sugaring and discuss just how sap is turned into syrup.  In a blind taste test, we’ll see who can tell the difference between real 100% maple syrup and a typical “pancake and waffle syrup” made mostly of corn syrup. 

To Register

To reserve your space, contact Boot at (781) 729-4712.  Spaces are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

IMPORTANT:  TO ATTEND THIS EVENT, YOUR SPACE MUST BE CONFIRMED VIA PHONE.  NO ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE PERMITTED.

Directions & Parking

Wright-Locke Farm is located at 78 Ridge Street in Winchester, Massachusetts. Parking is available in our lower lot (directly off of Ridge Street, near info kiosk; fits about 3-4 cars). Additional or “overflow” parking areas include Mullen Field and Saint Eulalia’s Parish. Cars may not park along Ridge Street at any time.
IMPORTANT PARKING UPDATE FOR 2020 and into 2021. With the construction of the All Seasons Barn, the parking lot at 82 Ridge St. is closed until further notice. (There may be pavement but the surrounding land is tender, please do not tread on it). Where should you park? Please use:
  • Mullen Field (entrance on Lockeland Road, across from the fire station and 43 Lockeland Rd) OR
  • St. Eulalia’s Parish, 50 Ridge Street
Please don’t park at the Community Garden across the street from the farm. Thank you for your understanding!
Note that public restrooms at Wright-Locke Farm are currently closed. Please plan accordingly. 

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