Paul Smith's College VIC Trail Sign (28 December 2012). Photo courtesy of D. Kirche.  Used by permission.

Maple Workshop:
Setting up a Tubing System with Mike Farrell

16 February 2013
1:00 - 4:00 PM

Paul Smith's College Maple Syrup.  Photo used by permission.This workshop is designed for those interested in starting or expanding a maple sugaring operation but unsure where to begin. Mike Farrell, of the Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station in Lake Placid, will present a hands-on tubing workshop from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. The workshop begins inside with a short program; participants will then head out to set up a tubing system for the Paul Smith’s College VIC’s Sugar Maple Demonstration site. Topics to be covered include preparing the sugar bush prior to tubing installation, site considerations, line placement and installation, tapping trees, sanitation, and sap collection.┬áContact: Brian McDonnell at 518.327.6241 or

This program is part of the Northern New York Maple Project. The Paul Smith's College VIC and the Wild Center are teaming up to promote a local maple-syrup project designed to create new demonstration sites, train local producers, and promote further growth in the industry. The partners are working in collaboration with the Cornell Sugar Maple Research and Extension Program.

Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.