A very special part of living in the Great Lakes region of the country is experiencing Maple Syruping Season. You don’t need 100 maple trees and a sugar shack to take part in the fun of making Maple Syrup. Asbury Woods is offering a new opportunity to “rent” a set of 4 buckets at the Nature Center to collect sap that you can take home to process into your own Maple Syrup.
Cost: $25 for 4 buckets.Each bucket can hold up to 5 gallons of sap.
Payment can be made online or at the Nature Center
Location: Maple Buckets will be hung on the grounds of Asbury Woods.Your buckets will be labelled and will be in close proximity to each other.
Time: The buckets will be up during the tapping season as designated by Asbury Woods. Buckets can be checked and emptied any time during daylight hours. You must provide your own containers to transfer your sap home.
Every Maple Syruping Season is different. The season can start as early as late February and run until as late as early March. The amount of sap you can collect will depend on weather conditions and the length of each sap run. Every 40-50 gallons of sap can be boiled into 1 gallon of syrup, or 10 gallons can be boiled into 1 quart. Asbury Woods will determine when the season is over and when the buckets are taken down.
Asbury Woods is happy to help provide information to those who rent our maple buckets. We will be sending out more detailed information to all who register that will be sure to enhance the maple experience.