What a great time we had here, sorry if it’s too Canadian, eh?
I first thought, ‘well this will be neat for the kids’. I didn’t realize how interesting and fun it would be for them! A short informative tour showcasing modern-day sap collection with hoses and taps compared to the old fashioned way you may be more familiar with…buckets on a tree (I know that’s what I was picturing!)
After the modern-day syrop production lesson was in full swing our five year old raised his hand (he must have seen that on youtube or something) and asked, “why do sometimes pancakes have maple syrop?” He was told because it was good. Sounds legit, right?
Both the kids were hoping for a little longer of a wagon ride, and were disappointed (for some reason) that we were sitting on benches and not hay; perhaps it lacked perceived authenticity.
The stations were hosted by informative, entertaining storytellers that kept the kids’ interest in a little colder than ideal temperatures. (not ideal for standing around listening to things…but hard to be too uncomfortable standing near the wigwam we were told people lived in for months back in the day!
Go to a sugarbush if you have them around!