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Flanders Opens Sugar House for Maple Syrup-Making Demonstrations

Flanders volunteer Guy Gabrielson at a maple syrup demonstration last year.

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust is excited to announce the opening of the Sugar House for the public to come experience the maple syrup-making process on March 2, 3, 9 and 10, from 1 to 4pm. Flanders staff and volunteers will demonstrate turning sap into syrup with an entertaining mix of science, stories and humor. The entire family will be fascinated by the maple sugar-making process.

There is a $5 per person suggested donation, which will go to support Flanders’ future maple sugar programming. Interested parties can reserve their time slot to visit the Sugar House by registering online at, or by calling the office at 203-263-3711, ext. 12. The demonstrations will take place at the Flanders Sugar House, located at 48 Church Hill Road in Woodbury.

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that focuses on environmental education and the acquisition, conservation and stewardship of open space. Through its land trust initiatives, Flanders actively works to protect important natural sites and the area’s landscape character and quality of life. Flanders manages over 2,400 acres of preserved land in Woodbury and neighboring towns. Educational programs for children and adults are offered at the Van Vleck Farm and Nature Sanctuary, Flanders’ main campus in Woodbury. Trails at its seven major nature preserves are open to the public at no charge from dawn to dusk.

For more information, call 203-263-3711 or visit

Flanders Nature Center  Land Trust - 5 Church Hill Road Woodbury CT

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust - 5 Church Hill Road, Woodbury, CT

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