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This free, public outing is especially suited for families and friends.
Proprietor Maurice LaFlamme will lead the participants on a very short and relatively flat walk to the maple trees at the back of his property to see how the tree sap is collected to be later transformed into maple syrup. This is a rare chance to also safely view the adjacent, small LeBlanc Conservation Area which is a protected area for wetland and wildlife habitat and refuge. The conservation area does not contain trails and is intentionally left overgrown and unnavigable. Mr. LaFlamme will also explain how his equipment turns the collected sap into maple syrup.
Meet at 12:45 pm on the Stone Silo Maple Syrup property at 355 N. Main Street, South Hadley. Due to unsafe parking conditions on North Main St, park on the nearby, opposite side streets of Valley View Dr. and Pheasant Run Rd. (plenty of available parking). Wear weather-appropriate clothing and safe, waterproof footwear, and bring water.
Post-trek, please join BWC members and Mr. LaFlamme for light refreshments and socializing.
Non-enjoyable or hazardous inclement weather/conditions will force a cancellation; if that should appear necessary, please check the Town’s website (www.southhadley.org) for a Community News notification.
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