Sugaring Sundays at Teatown

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In this winter of unrelenting cold and snow, it’s good to have a warm tradition to look forward to.  Teatown Lake Reservation has tapped 70 maple trees to collect sap in preparation for another year of award-winning syrup.  With “Sugaring Sundays” underway (March 1 and March 8), they are ready for the public to come out and see how it’s done.  Teatown’s annual Pancake Brunch takes place on March 15 with four different seating times, 8:30 am, 9:45 am, 11 am and 12:15 pm.  This event sells out each year as participants come to taste the new batch of syrup along with delicious hotcakes, sausages, coffee and more.   The price to participate for adults is $10/members, $15/nonmembers and for children $5/members and $7 nonmembers.  Attendees will also get the chance to see firsthand how the syrup is made by visiting Warren’s sugar house that day.  Teatown Lake Reservation’s maple syrup was awarded first place at Sharpe Reservation’s annual “Best in the Hudson Valley Syrup Judging Contest” last year.  The contest has been ongoing since 2003 and Teatown is the only three time first place winner.  Syrup production has been a tradition at Teatown since Warren’s sugar house was built in 1976.  Teatown’s education staff takes advantage of this opportunity to teach the public about the Native American origins of sugaring and the process.  Syrup is available for purchase at the Pancake Brunch on March 15 as well as in Teatown’s Nature Center, located at 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining until it sells out.  Sign up now for the Pancake Brunch by calling 914-762-2912, ext. 110.  Stop by the Nature Center any day from 9:00am-5:00pm.  Teatown Lake Reservation is a nonprofit, environmental education organization with a 1,000-acre nature preserve and nature center.  Teatown Lake Reservation’s mission is to conserve open space and to educate and involve the regional community in order to sustain the diversity of wildlife, plants and habitats for future generations. We are devoted to conserving biodiversity, teaching ecology and promoting nature-friendly living throughout the Hudson Hills and Highlands.  Visit www.teatown.org for more information.