September 25, 2023

Making Maple Syrup

By Jillian Manning | March 12, 2022

’Tis the season for syrup in Bellaire! The sap is officially flowing, and you can get up close and personal to see the syrup in the making at Grass River Natural Area between 11am and 3pm on Saturday, March 19. At “MapleFest,” GRNA staff will be tapping trees, hanging buckets and lines, collecting sap, and running the evaporator so you can watch every step it takes to get from sticky sap to sweet, sweet syrup. Experts will be on hand to answer questions, and a limited supply of Grass River Maple Syrup may be available for sale. As always, their hiking trails will also be open for your (free) enjoyment. Learn more about MapleFest at And stay tuned—next week, Northern Express will offer a DIY guide to tapping a tree and making your own syrup right in your backyard!


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