The Hand Harvested Maple Syrup activity is an immersive and authentic experience that allows you to learn the traditional method of harvesting and boiling maple syrup. The activity takes place during the maple syrup season, which typically runs from the beginning of March to mid-April, depending on the weather conditions. During this time, the temperatures must be below freezing at night and above freezing during the day in order for the sap to flow. If that's not magic, we don't know what is!
The activity begins by picking buckets of maple sap one by one and bringing them to the main boiler. The group will then use snowshoes (when required) to navigate through the forest. The sap is then boiled over an open fire using different processes to produce a fine maple syrup. This method is different from the modern way of producing maple syrup using tubes and automatic machines.
The experience is unique because it allows you to learn the traditional method of harvesting and boiling maple syrup. The taste of the syrup is also much better and refined compared to the modern machine method. At the end of the activity, you will bring back a bottle of the maple syrup that you made that day. It is a good activity for families or couples and you need to be in good physical shape. It's a rare and typical Canadian spring activity that will give you a chance to make your own maple syrup and connect with nature in the process.
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