Lecture: Maple Sugaring at The Rocks

Listen in to this recorded program from Nigel Manley, The Rocks Director, as he shares background information on maple sugaring on The Rocks’ spectacular property in Bethlehem.  The program begins with a video that he would normally show in the sugarhouse.  He also talks about why drilling holes in trees isn’t good for the trees and how they mitigate it, along with the maple syrup grading system.

Program recorded March 2021

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GSA Feedback:

“What an incredible presentation on The Rock and maple sugaring.  I have been to sugar houses before but never had the information presented in a way that is easy to understand until I heard it in this presentation.”

“My husband and I love visiting the area around Bethlehem and have passed by the entrance to The Rocks many times but never had the occasion to stop.  It was so nice to learn more about the property.  I was unaware of some of the tours offered, and I look forward to finding out more about what I can see and do next time my husband and I have the opportunity to come up to Bethlehem.”

“Thank you so much for taking the time to educate us Granite State Ambassadors about Maple Sugaring at The Rocks.  I’ve lived in NH my whole life and over the years have visited sugar houses during the maple sugar season, but I learned a lot of new things through this presentation……about maple trees, maple sugaring, and the property and operation.”

“I learned so much about maple syrup and now understand the way the sap is collected and boiled and how the different colors result during the processing.  I have often wondered about the process as I drive by tapped trees or stop into a shed to watch the boiling.”