February always brings a longing for maple sugaring in Geauga County, and with it, the anticipation of all of this special season’s naturally sweet rewards.
To whet your appetite, please join Geauga Park District for Sweet Maple: How to Make Maple Confections on Saturday, February 23rd from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center.
Two local maple producers – James Miller of Sugar Valley Maple and Tom Salo of Salo Maple – look forward to leading the program as they demonstrate several ways to use Geauga County’s liquid gold. Salo will demonstrate maple-coated nuts, maple candy and maple sugar, while Miller will demonstrate maple cotton candy and maple cream.
Salo Maple is an operation of 800 taps on tubing with vacuum, wood-fired 2-foot-by-8-foot pans with a steamway and reverse osmosis, and will be open March 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the Northeast Ohio Maple Tour.
Sugar Valley Maple has an operation with 3,250 taps, tubing and 150 buckets, plus new easy sugarhouse access and a cozy fireplace, and will be open March 2nd and 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the Northeast Ohio Maple Tour.
Registration is not required to attend this demonstrative seasonal event. The West Woods Nature Center is fully wheelchair/stroller accessible. Please call 440-286-9516 with questions.
For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via Geauga Park District, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.