Watch Maple Sap Flow at The Hermitage Tree-Tapping Feb. 17
The Hermitage Master Gardeners will be tapping about 15 trees on the grounds of The Hermitage over President’s Day weekend. Kids over 12 and adults will be able to connect the tubing and watch the sap flow from 1-4 p.m Saturday, Feb. 17.
Rose Anne Weissel, who leads maple sugaring classes for the Girl Scouts, will show visitors how the Lenni-Lenape tribe and early Dutch and English settlers in North Jersey got their sweeteners from sugar maples and other sap-producing trees.
Guests will be sent home with the equipment to tap the trees in their own yards and instructions on boiling the sap into syrup.
The rain or heavy-snow date is Feb. 18.
Go to www.thehermitage.org/events to make reservations. $25 per family, $15 per individual.
The admission fee includes a tour of The Hermitage, where Aaron Burr and Theodosia Prevost were married in 1782.
The National Historic Landmark, is located at 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Hohokus.
This year is the 240th anniversary of General George Washington’s three-day camp at The Hermitage with his troops and aide Alexander Hamilton during the Revolutionary War.