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Maple Syrup Magic

Event information

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Plum Creek Nature Center

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Maple sap dripping from a tap. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

From the earliest times, Native Americans and pioneers of the Midwest made syrup from the sweet sap of the maple tree. Drop in anytime from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn the process of making maple syrup. Find maple trees tapped on site and even try some real maple syrup. History has never been sweeter.

Throughout the day, sessions will take place on the history of maple syrup, the selection and tapping of trees, the gathering of sap, and the cooking of the sap to make syrup. Plan to stay for 1½ hours to 2 hours to experience the whole story of how sap becomes syrup. Indoor activities take place in an accessible facility. Outdoor activities take place on natural surfaces across uneven terrain.

Event requirements

No registration required.

This program will take place outdoors and will involve hiking approximately 0.25 miles on trails over uneven terrain. Plum Creek Nature Center is an accessible facility. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.