Kingston – In the time before chainsaws, trees still had to be felled occasionally in the sugar bush, and it was done the old-fashioned way, using the sweat of one’s brow and the big heavy hand saws of the time.
As part of our ongoing Maple Madness event, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority is presenting a demonstration of ‘Old Tyme Sugar Bush Chores’ on Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area.
You can try your hand at some ‘old school’ sugar bush chores such as log sawing, emptying sap buckets and tapping trees.
For other activities, visit the Maple Madness special events schedule at www.crca.ca/maple-madness. Admission to Maple Madness is $15 per car. This includes entry fee, parking, wagon rides and activities – fill your car! Food and maple products extra.
The Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is located on Division Street just two km north of Highway 401.