Did you know that Maple Syrup is made from the sap of the sugar maple tree? In the spring when it starts to get warmer throughout the day, sap raises in trees through its roots. But if it gets too cold at night, the sap goes back into the roots. After the sap is collected, it is boiled to cook down the sap to create maple syrup! Learn more about the production and creation of Maple Syrup, by watching the video of a Wisconsin family run maple syrup business, "Sugarbushes."
|Maple Syrup Fest at ALNC|
The Aldo Leopold Nature Center is located at 330 Femrite Drive, Monona. Learn more!
|Maple Syrup Fest at the MacKenzie Center|
The MacKenzie Enviornmental Nature Center is also hosting their Maple Syrup Festival on Saturday, April 6th from 8:00-2:00pm. Not only will you be able to eat a pancake breakfast, but you'll also be able to take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and listen to an interpretative talk on how Native Americans and Pioneers made maple syrup as well as current maple syrup making methods. The MacKenzie Environmental Education Center is located at W7303 County Road CS & Q, Poynette, WI. Learn more!
You may also be interested in trying out Snow Ice Cream with maple syrup. But eat the snow at your own risk! For safety and health reasons be sure to use fresh, clean snow!