Maple Hike on tap Sunday at Frost Valley

Claryville — A Maple Sugar Hike is planned at Frost Valley YMCA on Sunday, March 15 starting at 1 p.m. Visitors will enjoy a late winter hike amidst the Catskill Mountain high peaks and get a firsthand look at Frost Valley’s maple sugaring activities. The hike will cover all phases of the sugaring operation - from the tap to the sugar shack, where nature’s sweetest product is produced locally each year by the Frost Valley staff and a hearty force of sugar-loving volunteers.
Frost Valley has also planned two Maple Sugar open house weekends at the Sugar Shack on March 21-22 and March 28-29 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. These are free events and are open to the public with guided tours every half-hour and a new maple sugar relay for kids.
The March 15 hike will be led by Reid Bauer, natural resources and environmental science coordinator. For additional information or to register, please call Reid at 845 985-2291, ext. 397, e-mail: rbauer@frostvalley.org. Space is limited to 30, so interested hikers are asked to pre-register.
Frost Valley’s Natural Resources Department is offering free, guided hikes to the public each month listed on the calendar at FrostValley.org.
Frost Valley YMCA is located at 2000 Frost Valley Road, eight miles from Claryville and 13 miles from Big Indian.