Bowdoin Park will host an open house on the art of making maple syrup and a pancake breakfast. 

Dutchess-Having a craving for some pancakes during these first few days of spring? Join the Dutchess County Parks Division at Bowdoin Park for their Maple Open House from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 25th, followed by the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday April 1st from 9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

As part of the Maple Open House, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a hands-on learning experience about the art of making maple syrup. Participants will engage in different steps of the maple syrup process from tapping the trees, to collecting the sap, and then boiling it down to syrup. Native American methods for creating maple sugar will also be explored.

The Pancake Breakfast will cost $5 per person, allowing families and persons of all ages to enjoy a tasty breakfast the maple syrup from the previous weekend’s Maple Open House.

“We look forward to hosting our annual Maple Open House and Pancake Breakfast again this spring,” said County Executive Marc Molinaro. “Both events provide families, children and adults of all ages the chance to visit one of Dutchess County’s award-winning parks while learning about the art of making maple syrup and tasting syrup made directly at Bowdoin Park.”

“Dutchess County’s parks offer a number of educational and interactive programs and activities throughout the year for residents and visitors to enjoy,” said County Legislator Ken Roman. “The Maple Open House and Pancake Breakfast have become popular events for park goers each year at Bowdoin Park. Be sure to check out the Parks Division’s website to see a full list of offerings available at all of Dutchess County’s parks.”

To learn more about both events or other programs offered at Bowdoin Park, call the Dutchess County Parks Division at (845) 298-4602 or visit dutchessny.gov.

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