The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation will open its Sugar Shack this weekend, March 28th and 29th from 11am to 4pm for the statewide celebration of maple season. Over 110 sugar houses across NH will be open for the 20th Annual NH Maple Weekend; this year marks The 100 Acre Wood’s 4th consecutive year participating. A typical maple season begins in late February or early March when the sap begins to flow. The maple sugaring season usually lasts about a month, ending when Mother Nature says so, and despite the stubborn beginning to this season, the Sugar Shack will be open weekends through at least early April.
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation has also developed a brand new “Tap Your Own” program to promote community involvement in their production of 100 Acre Wood Maple Syrup. The Foundation is encouraging families to participate in the tapping and collecting of sap on their own property, which will then be exchanged for Maple Syrup at the end of the season. The on-site Sugar Shack will be open on weekends from 11am – 4pm to provide families with tapping supplies and advice. The goal of the “Tap your Own” program is to get families outside and involved with a wonderful miracle of Mother Nature, maple sugaring!
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s Sugar Shack features 100-Acre Wood Maple Syrup made from the Foundation’s 100-Acre Wood property. Along with providing all the materials and information needed to “Tap Your Own” maple trees, the 100-Acre Wood offers a self-guided tour through a section of the Wood where you can read about sugaring. They also offer a guided wagon ride tour through the Wood on weekend afternoons where you can learn about the history of sugaring, how to identify maple trees, tap for sap, collection and sample tasting. Tour is approx. 1 hour. The Foundation also offers Group Educational Tours mid-week for all ages during Maple Season. Please call 603-356-9980.
The 100 Acre Wood Maple Sugaring operation is one of Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s programs that engage children and their families in the educational process of maple sugaring, while raising money to support their many Literacy Programs. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.
The Foundation office and its 100 Acre Wood property are located on Observatory Way in Intervale, NH , just two miles north of the Scenic Vista, directly across from Town Hall Road on the west side of Route 16.
For more information call 603-356-9980 or visit http://www.believeinbooks.org.