Park’s maple event eases cabin fever

TROY – On March 8, the Friends of Mt. Pisgah State Park held another successful Sugar on Snow Event. The eighth was one of only a few days that we’ve experienced that held a promise of spring coming to Bradford County.

Although in past years the Friends group worried about not having snow, the concern this year was not having sap to boil down for maple syrup; however, winter’s grip appeared to loosen just prior to the event, and we had snow, sap and somewhat warmer temperatures for the event.

It appeared that cabin fever had set in for many families because about 600 people showed up to shake the winter blues. Attendees roasted hot dogs and made S’mores over logs in fire rings; enjoyed homemade ice cream with maple syrup and freshly made donuts and sampled sugar on snow.

Children made rag dolls; a GPS course was laid out; snowshoes, sleds and a dog sled (pulled by kid power) were available for fun in the snow, as were banjo music by Nelson Waffle and horse-drawn wagon rides by Max Weed.