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Curator Jim Crawford, left, is showing Ernie Gostock how to mend lines for preparation to tap trees for the making of maple syrup.

LORDA Park is a member of the Nova Scotia Maple Syrup Association which makes it a great destination spot this time of the year for folks that want to learn about the process of tapping and boiling to make the final product which is sold at the park as well as the Pictou Market during the tourist season.

People buy the product and return to their home in many parts of the world including China, Japan, France, Norway and NWT.

LORDA Park is a non-profit organization that depends on public and personal funding to operate. They do get a federal and provincial grant to cover the wages of summer students. The park has been open for the public for 30 years. The 200-acre property has 500 trees to tap but each year as trees grow larger they increase that amount.

(Submitted photo)