Maple Sugaring

2022 Maple Sugaring

The Montour Area Recreation Commission (MARC) is pleased to announce the return of maple sugaring programs at the Montour Preserve for the 2022 season.

Two maple sugaring open houses are planned for Saturday, February 26, and Sunday, March 13, 2022.  Hours of operation both days will be from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.  Admission is free for both events, but donations are welcome.

Visitors will be directed to the Montour Preserve’s sugar shack along the Goose Woods Trail where they will learn about the cultural and natural history of maple sugaring and have the opportunity to experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of maple sugaring.

All programming for the 2022 open houses will be conducted outdoors to mitigate against COVID-19 concerns.  The sugar bush movie typically shown in the auditorium will not be presented.

MARC anticipates that maple products will be available for purchase both days.

Once again, MARC will be offering two-hour educational, hands-on maple sugaring programs for schools, home schoolers, and special interest groups. These programs can be scheduled Tuesday through Friday, February 22 through March 4. To schedule a program, contact Jon Beam at Please provide your name and school, number and grade(s) of students, anticipated time of arrival, and contact phone number. Registration begins January 3, 2022.  NOTE: Properly worn face coverings will be required for all attendees while inside the building, regardless of vaccination status, except when prevented by medical conditions.



SECV8/In Your Neighborhood story

MARC thanks Chris O’Rourke and the SECV8/In Your Neighborhood team for helping to demonstrate the maple sugaring process at the Montour Preserve.  To view the video, please click on the image below.


In Your Neighborhood w/ Chris O’Rourke