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Learn about maple production tonight

By Alyssa Wieber • Feb 1, 2019 at 11:30 AM

HURON TWP. — Erie MetroParks is giving visitors the opportunity to explore and experience the maple sugar production process during a workshop today.

Thanks to the cold temperatures in 2019, waffles and pancakes may be in good company this year.

With freezing cold temperatures at night and warmer temperatures during the day, Ohio maple trees will produce plenty of sap for locals. This particular climate is only found in a few places in the world, mostly in North America.

Due to Ohio’s geographic region, high quality sap is collected from our own backyard.  

Michael Hensley, a naturalist at Erie MetroParks has made maple syrup as a hobby and plans to teach the public about his passion.

Attendees will learn how to identify and tap maple trees, what equipment is needed and the basics of maple production.

The free event begins at 5 p.m. at Osborn MetroPark in the Erie Room, 3910 E Perkins Ave., Huron.

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