Welcome! Our Winter Weekend is coming up soon and we’d like to remind you to return often for updates, especially if you’re interested in any of the outdoor events like Skating or the Open Sugarhouse on either Saturday or Sunday.

February 23, 2020

We’re sorry but the sugarhouse can’t open today. Here’s what Russell Russ of Great Mountain Forest had to say: “I checked our sap tanks this morning and while we are seeing some beautiful warmish weather, the trees just have not warmed up enough yet for sap flow. We have no sap to boil so the GMF Sugarhouse will NOT be open today, Sunday, Feb 23.” But see our list for all sorts of other events to enjoy…it’s a beautiful day in Norfolk.

February 22, 2020

New event…a celebration of Marie Kendall’s 166th birthday, complete with cake. Sunday at the Norfolk Historical Society museum from 2 to 3 p.m.

February 21, 2020

Those interested in Great Mountain Forest’s open sugarhouse please take note: we’ve been told that it was just too cold today for any sap flow…GMF currently has no sap to boil and the sugarhouse will be closed on Saturday. If the foresters can collect enough sap by late Saturday or early Sunday to do some boiling on Sunday afternoon, then the sugarhouse will be open Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The weather looks promising this weekend, but it will have to run pretty well on Saturday for them to be open on Sunday. GMF will have daily updates on its office answering machine (860-542-5422) and we’ll post again here Sunday morning as soon as we know if the sugarhouse will be open or not.

Although nine people are signed up for clay play, the art teacher bought enough for 12. Interested people are welcome to stop by to check things out, but there is no guarantee that there will be materials left…it will be first come, first served when it comes to hands-on participation. (There is a $10 materials fee.)

February 20, 2020

Message from the fire department: The ice on the rink is… “About 1” thick this morning and even colder tonight. I think we’ll be ready to go Saturday.”

February 19, 2020

Update: Whether or not the town rink is frozen enough for skating, the NVFD will be having s’mores and a fire from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Come on out and enjoy! Right now, there isn’t any rain or snow in the forecast.

February 15, 2020

Another new event: a workshop that will teach you how to reverse engineer, using household appliances as the example. Learn how to master machinery! [read more]

February 14, 2020

Just added: a clay-play workshop at Botelle School on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There’s a small materials fee and registration is required [read more]. Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 8, 2020

We just added the 2-page schedule for February 22 and 23, this year’s Winter Weekend in Norfolk. It’s on the Printable Lists page along with the one from last summer.