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Tap a Tree

Sponsored by Moose Hill


Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon, MA


Karen Stein - Operations Manager, Metro South; Shawn Moriarty - Moose Hill's Education Coordinator and Camp Director. Shawn has 30 years working outdoors across the country. He has worked at camps, outdoor centers, and led wilderness trips.


(suitable for children 4 - 16 years)


Adult $50.00, Child free


Adult $75.00, Child free
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Nothing beats that first drip from a tap in a sugar maple tree, and nothing kicks off the season quite like hanging a bucket to capture that sap which will soon turn into our favorite sweet treat - maple syrup!

Help support our maple sugaring operation by adopting a tree. Take the time at home to design your own tree label on a regular piece of paper (8.5 x 11 inches). When you arrive, we will laminate your label so you can attach it to your chosen tree.

Once our labels are laminated, we will hike to the sugar bush where each family will choose their sugar maple. Along the way you will learn about what it means to be a maple farmer - from identifing the tree, to learning the tools of the trade to the actual tapping of the tree. Once your maple bucket is hung, and if the weather cooperates, look and listen for the first drops of sap. What do you think it tastes like?

At the end of the sugaring season, each family will receive a bottle of Moose Hill syrup from this year's season to complete the experience.

Instructions and Directions:

The fee is per family and includes tapping one tree and one bottle of syrup. Please let us know how many children and adults will be attending when you call to register.

Don't forget to create your 8 1/2 by 11 inch sign for your tree - bring it with you and we will laminate it so it can be hung!

Please note our cancellation policy: In order to receive a refund, you must notify us of your cancellation at least 7 days before the program begins. If we cancel the program, you will receive a full refund.

Registration is required.
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

293 Moose Hill Parkway
Sharon, MA 02067
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.