New York State

Sugar Shack, Erie County Forestry Department

Increase your knowledge about the forestry of Erie County. Forest grounds feature picnic shelters, warmup huts, grills, restrooms, a sugar production facility and a sawmill. Trails can be hiked, skied, and some can be used for snowboarding and horseback riding. Educational programs aid in learning about trees with activities such as the Woods Walk where groups can learn about different species of trees and how to identify them. Groups can also learn about wildlife that make trees their habitat, how trees grow, how we use trees for everyday materials, and more. For groups who only want to take a tour of the Sugar Shack in the spring during production season, call or email for information.
Contact Info
Address: Rte. 219 and 16, Genessee Rd., East Concord, NY 14055. Erie County. Tel: 716-496-7410. Email: Email: Hrs: 7AM-Dusk.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free. 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Environmental Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue