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Maple Taste and Tour

Saturday, March 11, 202310:00 amSunday, March 12, 20234:00 pm
Two historical interpreters demonstrate boiling maple sap in an iron kettle near a log-crib lean-to.

Maple heritage, history, lore, and education is the main focus for the HGSSC's Taste and Tour experience at the Somerset Historical Center, where visitors can learn about maple sugaring techniques from the earliest records through the present day. The weekend includes activities for children and adults.

There will be demonstrations of crafts that supported the maple industry such as coopering and scrub brush making, an historical overview of the industry in Somerset County and maple equipment. Visitors can also sample freshly stirred maple sugar, that "toothsome" taffy treat known locally as spotza, maple popped kettle corn, and burnt sugar cake. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered by JT Yoder for a small fee.

Admission to the Maple Taste and Tour is FREE and is held in cooperation with the Somerset County Maple Producers Association. The Society stop is one of more than 20 maple sugar camps visitors can enjoy. Hours are from 10:00-4:00, Saturday and Sunday. The Somerset Historical Center is located 4 miles north of Somerset on Route 985. From Somerset, take route 601 north to route 985. We are within 5-6 miles of Baer Bros. maple sugar camp on the Maple Taste and Tour trail.

2023 Maple Taste and Tour Brochure