Visit to Wilkinson Sugar Shack

Collecting sap at the Wilkinson Tract.

Pouring maple sap at Wilkinson Tract.

It was a crisp but sunny morning on March 24 when members congregated at the Wilkinson Tract. Maple sap was just starting to flow well after a cool week of weather. We assisted Helmut and Janice Enns, who make maple syrup at the Wilkinson Tract, collect syrup from about 40 taps around the property.
Helmut tends the sap pans at the Wilkinson Tract.

After collecting sap, we tasted the various concentrations of boiling sap from the stove.
Tasting maple sap with Helmut at the Wilkinson Tract.

Donor George Wilkinson joined us around the fire and some non-members also came to learn more about the creation of maple syrup. It was a wonderful start to spring!
Outside the sugar shack at the Wilkinson Tract.

Lone Pine Land Trust

Lone Pine Land Trust is a non-profit charity based in Northumberland County.