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Cunningham Falls State Park To Host 42nd Annual Maple Syrup Making Demonstration

Thurmont, Md. (February 13, 2012) - Cunningham Falls State Park will host the 42nd annual Maple Syrup Making Demonstration and pancake breakfast on March 10, 11, 17 and 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the William Houck Area.

Park staff will explain the history and how sap has been made into syrup. There will be maple sap boiling demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a piping hot, sausage and pancake breakfast (for an additional charge) from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. A children’s tent and live music will also be available.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of Cunningham Falls State Park and a $2 per person donation is requested for entrance into the event. Youth groups are asked to donate $1 per person. Maryland-made maple syrup and maple candy will be available for sale.

A sign language interpreter will be at the sap boiling site on each Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Pets are prohibited at the event, but welcome in the upper parking lot, falls lot and trails.

For more information or in case of inclement weather, contact the park at 301-271-7574 or visit dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/cunninghamfalls.asp. The park is located at 14039 Catoctin Hollow Road in Thurmont, Md.

Accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Seven days advance notice is requested.


   February 13, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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