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17) Maple Syrup: Nature's Sweetest Gift

A cache by South Nation Conservation Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/25/2018
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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This geocache is one of twenty Community Lands GeoPassport geocaches within the South Nation Jurisdiction. For more information on this series of geocaches, please visit South_Nation.

Park off the road at the suggested parking coordinates, and follow the unmaintained trails towards the old sugar shack, and the geocache nearby.

Each spring, the snow starts to melt and animals come out of hibernation, a sure sign that maple syrup season is among us! Our First Nations were first to discover this sweet treat, the collection and boiling of the sap was taught to early settlers on how to harvest the sap and boil it to make maple syrup. Today, Maple producers are committed to conserving the health and longevity of their trees. The use of a forest to produce maple syrup ensures its continuing role in providing habitat for a wide range of plant and animal species, contributes to the protection of water resources, and provides sought-after recreational opportunities. The Canadian maple syrup industry produces 80% of the world’s maple syrup!

Fun Fact: SNC has the land potential for approximately 2,200 taps from its maple forests, which could make 825 gallons of maple syrup annually.

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