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The Hermitage Museum and the Hermitage Master Gardeners are holding a maple-tapping event on Saturday February 18, 2017.
About 15 trees will be tapped on the grounds of the National Historic Landmark at 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho Ho Kus. Adults and children over 12 will get hands-on practice from 1:00-4:00 pm.
Rose Anne Weissel, who leads maple sugaring classes for the Girl Scouts, will tell stories about how the Lenni-Lenape tribe and early Dutch and English settlers in North Jersey got their sweeteners from sugar maples and other sap-producing trees.
Guests will be sent home with the equipment to tap the trees in their own yards and instructions on boiling the sap into syrup.
The rain or heavy-snow date is Sunday, February 19.
The cost to attend the maple sugaring event is $25 per family/$15 per individual.
To make a reservation, visit www.thehermitage.org to make reservations.