Early springtime in New England brings the opportunity for a sweet treat from sugar maple trees in the forests around us, and a chance to keep in touch with some old traditions.
In that spirit, the New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park is having a “Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring” event on March 10th.
The State of Connecticut’s tourism website says that, “March is the start of maple sugar season in Connecticut! Cold nights and warm, sunny days are necessary to provide good sap yields. Local sugar makers and their many loyal customers eagerly await this annual rite of spring.”
The New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park says, of its event, “All the pancakes you can eat and pure maple syrup. A beverage and sausage are included (limit 2 per person) are included.”
The Museum also invites people to, “Watch the syrup making process from start to finish,” with, “Guided walks through our maple grove to see how syrup is made.”
The event, including nature walks, crafts and other activities will be from 8:00am to 1:00pm on March 10th. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages two to eleven. Children under two years old are admitted for free.
Information is available at the the Museum’s phone number at (860) 827-9064.
The New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park is at 191 Farmington Avenue in Kensington, just outside of New Britain.