Winter Family Weekends
Celebrate Winter With Us!
In the winter we welcome families to celebrate winter and the promise of spring by playing outdoors and if the conditions are right for the sap to flow in the sugar maple trees, we will be making maple syrup. Generally, if the sap is flowing the snow is melting and vice versa. Whether the weather brings us sap or snow we will have a great time together!
If the weather cooperates we will experience the process of making maple syrup together. Our sugarbush is a mixture of young and mature maples. We tap our trees with a combination of traditional galvanized steel pails and rubber lines so that participants get to experience a traditional operation but also one that utilizes modern methods. Sap is gathered by hand and taken to the sugarhouse where it is boiled down in Glen Brook’s wood-fired evaporator; and then enjoyed on the breakfast table!
There is so much to do here in winter. We sled down our farm fields, skate on our pond (we’ve got many pair of all sizes to share) and hike through the Glen Brook forest looking for tracks left by our animal neighbors. And of course we love to build snow friends and snow forts. Coming in to drink tea or cocoa by the fire is a welcome treat when our fingers and toes get cold. We promise good food, great activities, and a wonderful weekend at Glen Brook.