f you’ve ever considered snowshoeing, now is thetime to try this fabulous outdoor sport. Join the
staff at Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area inMontville Township and take advantage of the winterseason in an entirely new way!Experience moving effortlessly through the win-
ter landscape, looking for signs of wildlife on the wayto a beautiful overlook.
Introductory programs are scheduled for
Sunday, January 30
Sunday, February 27
from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The programs feature avariety of snowshoes to try, a discussion andquestion session, and refreshments. Staff fromREI in East Hanover helps you learn more about thisdynamic sport.
Then join a snowshoe trek on the trails or a
guided hike, if there is no snow. The programs are for ages 8 and older, and there is a general admission feeof $10 that includes use of snowshoes, the trek on thetrails, and refreshments.On both days, experienced snowshoers can bring
their own shoes to ONLY participate in the trek on the
trails. For this option, the cost is $3, and participantsshould arrive by 1:30 p.m.
For more information or to register for either event, please call 973-334-3130.
he Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center’s maple sugaring season isunder way in Chatham Twp., and there are many opportunities for learn-ing about tree tapping and enjoying the sweet syrup! Come join the fun
at one of the weekend sugaring demonstrations held on most
Saturdays andSundays in January and February
(see calendar for speciﬁc dates). See the process ﬁrsthand and take part in a delicious syrup taste test. These hour-longdemonstrations begin at 2 p.m., and cost $3 per person.
MAPLE SUGAR FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 26
, celebrate the
peak of the sugaring season with the annual
Maple Sugar Festival from 12 Noon to 4 p.m.
Visitors of all ages can enjoy a wide variety
of activities, including tree tapping demon-strations, maple cream making and tasting,games, crafts, and plenty of sugaring information. Head outside and savor a cupof hot cider by the ﬁre as a staff member demonstrates the evaporation process ona wood burning evaporator, or take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Enjoy a guided“Hike Through Maple Sugaring History,” to discover how sugaring has changedsince it was started by the Native Americans hundreds of years ago. Just in caseyou are thinking of making your own syrup at home, spiles are on sale along with
easy instructions on how to get started! A maple sugar farmer is also on site sell-
ing fresh syrup products. Event admission is $4 per person.
For more information, please call the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center at 973-635-6629 or visit www.morrisparks.net for directions.
Maple Sugar Season Is Back At The Great Swamp!