Sharon Audubon Center, located at 325 Cornwall Bridge Road (Route 4) in Sharon, CT, will once again be holding its annual MapleFest on Saturday, March 19 between 11am and 4 pm. On-going guided 45-minute to 1 hour tours will lead visitors through the Center’s sugaring operation, including a working sugarhouse and a re-creation of Native American and early colonial sugaring methods. Participants can watch as pure sugar maple sap is collected from the trees and turned into delicious maple syrup. Admission for the event is $7.00 adults and $5.00 children (2 and under free.) Wear warm clothes and boots, as the entire tour is outdoors and trails are often muddy or snow covered.
Fresh, homemade maple baked goods, as well as coffee and water, will also be available for purchase during the day as part of the Maple Bake Sale. Each treat will be made with the Center’s very own maple syrup! Fresh syrup will be available for purchase while supplies last.
Please take note of our COVID guidelines for this event: all tour groups will be limited to 15 people and masks must be worn throughout the tour since proper distancing cannot be guaranteed. Tours go out approximately every 15-20 minutes. The Center building exhibits will be closed and our Nature Store will be limited to 8 people at a time.
For more information on MapleFest or the Sharon Audubon Center sugaring operation, contact the Audubon Center at (860) 364-0520.