Maple Syrup: Nature's Spring Tonic. -- Since 1918

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Mar 18 & 19, 2017 Open House

Open House March 18 & 19 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: MapleAcres Celebrates 100 Seasons

2017 marks the 100 season of making maple syrup at MapleAcres north of Two Rivers, WI.    Saturday March 18 and Sunday March 19 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM MapleAcres will hold an open house for visitors to see how maple syrup is made.  MapleAcres is located at 3406 Maplewood Rd, Two Rivers, WI 54241.  Take Highway 147 north out of Two Rivers towards Mishicot to Maplewood Rd.   Dress appropriately for outdoor activities in a rustic environment. Because of Spring thawing the woods can be muddy, slippery, rainy or icy.  Restrooms are not available.

Based on oral history, Walter L. Zander started making maple syrup in 1918.   Yes, 2017-1918 is 99, but 1918 was season 1.  Be careful of the off-by-one error when counting.

Consider this.
Year Season
1918    1
1919    2
1920    3
1921    4
1922    5
1923    6
1924    7
1925    8
1926    9
1927    10

Extending this to 2017 gives us 100 seasons.

The Maple Sugar Book

“A complete syrup and sugar maker comprises in himself a woodcutter, a forester, a botanist, an ecologist, a meteorologist, an agronomist, a chemist, a cook, an economist, and a merchant.  Sugaring is an art, an education, and a maintenance.”

Helen and Scott Nearing
The Maple Sugar Book, 1950

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