Parks celebrates another year of Maple Madness

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    Wagon rides transported guests to parts of the Bray Family Homestead to learn about maple syrup harvesting and production.
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    Hamilton County Parks and Recreation employees Amanda Smith and Sarah Kempfer explain the process of tapping maple trees.
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    Visitors also enjoyed a historic interpretation provided by parks staff, along with numerous maple-syrup-related activities.

On March 4, approximately 400 area residents trekked the Bray Family Homestead on the west side of Noblesville for Hamilton County Parks and Recreation’s annual Maple Madness event. Guests were presented up-close information about maple tree-tapping, syrup processing and grading, along with interesting facts about the Bray Family and the surrounding area’s history. Free sampling, entertainment and wagon rides were included in the list of activities. Scouts and vendors also were on hand selling treats and maple syrup products.