Maple sugaring at Gring’s Mill is sure to sweeten your winter

Any visit to Gring’s Mill promises a good time, but visiting to try some handcrafted, homemade maple syrup? Well, that’s just plain sweet! Volunteer Ed Berger and Berks County Parks staff will host a Maple Sugaring 101 program on February 26.

The two-hour program will highlight the tree-to-table process of gathering and preparing sap to make maple syrup.

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Sugar maple trees located on park grounds will be identified and tapped for their delicious sap and a syrup-making demonstration will educate guests on how this process can be potentially accomplished at home.

Mini pancakes will be provided to taste the difference between store bought and homemade syrup.

The program will begin at 1pm with a cost of $3 per registered guest. Payment can be made by cash or check. Attendees are encouraged to wear walking shoes or other appropriate footwear and dress accordingly.

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A snow date will be announced if inclement weather prohibits a safe program. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance of the program Please email or call 610-374-2944, ex.t 2611 to register or for more information.

This program is presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 610-374-2944, visit Gring’s Mill is located at 2083 Tulpehocken Rd., Wyomissing, PA 19610.

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