“Maple Madness” open house at Norval on March 25
Find out more about how sap is transformed into maple syrup at an open house on Sunday, March 25 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Norval Outdoor School. Visitors will have the chance to tour the sugar bush and learn how trees are tapped to collect sap using buckets and tubes. They’ll also be able to see an evaporator demonstration and learn how sap is boiled into syrup. Taste tests of sap, syrup and maple fudge will be offered.
Back at Stephen House, pancakes and sausages with real Norval maple syrup plus an assortment of other goodies will be served. Admission is free and all members of the UCC community are welcome along with dogs on leashes. Please remember to wear appropriate footwear for walking outdoors.
Directions: Take Highway 401 west to Winston Churchill Boulevard. Follow Winston Churchill Boulevard north and go through the village of Norval. Continue straight ahead. The entrance to the Norval property is on your left, 1.2 kilometres north of the village stoplight. The drive takes about 50 minutes from UCC in light traffic.