Landowners in Maine are taking advantage of the deep snow pack this April and tapping Maple Trees to the annual spring sap run. The perfect conditions exist with colder freezing nights and warmer sunny days. If you are lucky enough to have Sugar Maple trees on your lakefront property or small cabin in Maine, I would like to invite you to give it a try for yourself. You will need about 40 gallons of sap to boil down to 1 gallon of syrup. However, even if you make a cup or a pint, you will gain the experience and enjoy the spring Maine sunshine. It is a great activity to enjoy with family or kids. You can snowshoe or snowmobile to gather your sap and once you have collected the amount you desire, you can boil it down to make the syrup. It is so rewarding to have your own family made Maple syrup on your pancakes, eggs or french toast throughout the seasons. Each time you see it in the grocery store, you will have a whole new respect for the process of making Maine Sugar Maple syrup.

I invite you to post pictures of your process on my First Choice Real Estate Facebook page. Good luck and this is just another way to enjoy resources coming from your land in the great State of Maine.