Monday, February 28, 2011


Did you know that it takes about 50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup? Or that real maple syrup is fat free and has the same amount of calcium as whole milk? Visit Holliday Park and Southeastway Park on Saturday, March 5, for a celebration of one of nature’s sweetest treats!

Families will discover how to turn maple sap into sweet maple syrup, plus learn how Native Americans collected sap, what the early pioneers did to turn it into syrup and how modern-day syrup farmers are able to make enough syrup to satisfy every person’s sweet tooth. Children and adults can try their hand at drilling a tap-hole, treat their tongues to a taste test and even create a maple souvenir to take home.

Dress for the weather and join us anytime at Holliday Park, 6363 Spring Mill Road, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Cost is $5 per person and includes a pancake and sausage breakfast with real maple syrup. Pre-registration is required. To sign up, or for more information, please call the Holliday Park Nature Center at (317) 327-7180.

Or go to Southeastway Park at 5624 South Carroll Road, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $4 per person and pre-registration is required. To sign up, or for more information, please call Southeastway Park at (317) 861-5167.

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