MAPLE DAYS 2019

When: Saturday, March 23 and March 30, 2019  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Where: 45th Infantry Drive (near the water tower off of Iraqi & Enduring Freedom Drives)

Maple Days is an event held the last two Saturdays in March--typically the prime "sugar" season in northern New York (although it is temperature dependent requiring cold nights and warm days). Among military installations, this is an event unique to Fort Drum, where Soldiers and their families have a chance to see how real maple syrup is produced--how maple trees are tapped, sap is collected, and the sap boiled to make syrup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Drum natural resources personnel will explain how sap is collected and processed; everyone is welcome to have a sip of warm syrup; free maple-flavored cotton candy is available; as well as a bean bag toss, photo booth, and nature trail.This is a family-friendly event and there is no admission fee. (However, you can purchase bottles of syrup from Off The Beatin' Path Gift Shop who will be on site.)