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Want the Maple Syrup Experience?

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News, Featured

Published on February 26, 2020 with No Comments

Tree Tapping: Learn the magic of nature. Find out what tree sap is, which trees produce sap that can be turned into syrup, and how and when sap can be collected.

Sugar Shack: At the Sugar Shack, science takes over! This is where sap from the tree becomes pure maple syrup fit for the breakfast table. Our wood–fired evaporator turns sap into dark amber deliciousness.

Voyagers: Hear the legend of how maple syrup was discovered as historical reenactors make maple sugar over an open fire.

If nothing else be sure to add on a souvenir size bottle of our pure maple syrup. It’s a great way to take the experience home with you. Also if you would like to shop, there are lots of souvenirs to choose from.

 

 

Saturday, March 7

Chellberg Farm

Maple Sugar Times returns to Indiana Dunes National Park’s Chellberg Farm today, tomorrow, March 8, and the following weekend, March 14-15. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free to this opportunity to see how maple syrup is made. The weekends also feature fun activities. The farm is in the national park at 618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter. To learn more, call 219-395-1882 or visit nps.gov/indu.

 

Saturday, March 14

Deep River Park

Maple syrup can only be produced in certain U.S. states and Canada and only at a certain time of the year. Join us today, tomorrow, March 15, and the following weekend, March 21-22. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Aren’t we lucky to be in a part of the world where climate and conditions allow us to make pure maple syrup?  Come witness this special time of the year. The weekends also feature fun activities. Temperatures bring out maple sugar farmers and park staff toting their supply of buckets, spiles, drills, and tubing to tap the trees and gather the sap.  Much of the festival is conducted outdoors, dress according to weather conditions.  Deep River County Park is located at 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart, at the intersection of County Line Rd. and 73rd Ave.  From I-65 and Route 30 go east 4 miles on Route 30 to Randolph St., then north to the first stop sign and east to the park. For more information call 219-947-1958.

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