Maple Syrup Guided Trek on Sunday, February 19

Winter in February with cold nights and sunny days means enjoying local maple syrup on our pancakes and French toast all year-round! The South Hadley Bike-Walk Committee invites the public on a very different guided trek for all age groups at Stone Silo Maple Syrup Farm and a brief “look see” at LeBlanc Conservation Area on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm.

Proprietor Maurice LaFlamme will lead the public on a very short and relatively flat walk to the maple trees at the back of his property and in the conservation area 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.

Participants should plan to meet at 12:45 pm on the Stone Silo Maple Syrup property at 355 North Main Street, South Hadley. Due to unsafe parking conditions on North Main Street, park on the nearby, opposite side streets of Valley View Drive and Pheasant Run Road. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and safe, waterproof footwear, and bring water. After the Trek, please join Bike/Walk Committee members and Mr. LaFlamme for light refreshments and socializing!. In the event of non-enjoyable or hazardous inclement weather/conditions the trek will be canceled.

For more information, email bikewalksouthhadley@gmail.com or visit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/southhadleybikewalk.

For more information about the Bike Walk Committee and other scheduled Treks, visit: southhadleyma.gov/bikewalk

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