2015-03-11 / News

Backyard maple sugaring March 14 at NYPA

North Blenheim—The New York Power Authority and Mine Kill State Park will host a free Backyard Maple Sugaring event on Saturday, March 14, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the NYPA Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center.

Learn how to choose and tap the proper tree, collect the sap, and turn it into maple syrup at home. One lucky visitor will win an eight-ounce jar of genuine Catskill maple syrup.

Admission and parking are always free, but reservations are required. Call 518 827-8690 for reservations or more information.

Participants can also take in the informative, interactive exhibits on electricity and the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Plant at the visitors center.

The facility is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on state Route 30, about 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.

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