Maple Sugaring Open House
Hamden’s Department of Arts, Recreation &
Culture and the Friends of Brooksvale Park invite you to their annual
Maple Sugaring Open House on Saturday, March 2 between the hours of
10:00am and 3:00pm at Brooksvale Park
Park staff and volunteers will be on hand at
various learning stations throughout the park to introduce
participants to the history and science behind this ancient craft.
Native American legends about the discovery of maple sugaring will be
told and exhibits, artifacts and hands-on activities will illustrate
the changing role of technology in maple syrup production.
Participants can also visit the maple grove and sugar shack at
Brooksvale Park, providing an opportunity to understand the process
from sap to syrup.
The program is free and open to the public. Though
the Veterans’ Memorial Building where the storytelling takes place
is accessible, the other learning stations are in a wooded area and
at the sugar shack where the ground is uneven.
100% Maple Syrup made at the park and by local
Connecticut Sugarmakers will be for sale during the open house while
supplies last. Prices range from $7 for a ½ pint of Brooksvale Park
syrup and on up, depending on size, and container type.
Heavy rain or blizzard will cancel the program
until the next day. Maple sugaring season is traditionally muddy and
cold, so participants should dress for the conditions.
Brooksvale Park is located 1 mile off Whitney
Avenue (Route 10) on Brooksvale Avenue in Northern Hamden.
For more information and directions you can visit
www.hamden.com and the Friends