It is getting to be that sweet time of year and the Great Mountain Forest Sugar House located on 201 Windrow Road in Norfolk is open on Feb. 23 from 1 pm to 4 pm for free tours. Learn how sap is boiled down to make maple syrup. The weather needs to cooperate for the sap to run (freezing nights, warm days) so check the Weekend in Norfolk Events Page for updates or call the forestry office (860-542-5422) before going.
If the sugar house is open, the syrup will be for sale and we will be offering half-gallon jugs for the special price of $35, just during Weekend in Norfolk (until we sell out).
On March 2 there will be a discussion at the Norfolk Library on 9 Greenwoods Road in Norfolk at 4 p.m. by Hans M. Carlson, PhD., Executive Director of Blue Hill Heritage Trust in Downeast Maine, and former Director of Great Mountain Forest. Carlson will read from and discuss his newest book, Walking Toward Moosalamoo, a story of humans and the earth, as well as a chronicle of backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, from Mount Katahdin to a place called Mount Moosalamoo. At bottom, this book is an environmental inquiry into the dialog between humans and the land, one concerned with our current environmental crises, but also with the historical and cultural terrain of New England. Carlson will also discuss New England land conservation in the context of culture and history.