Friday, February 8, 2019

Maple Tapping Events in Chicago Suburbs

Maple Tapping Events Chicago Suburbs 2019

Maple Tapping Events Chicago Suburbs

Maple sugaring season in Illinois will soon be here! Celebrate the sweet gift of the sugar maple at these events throughout the Chicago suburbs -- check the list soon, you will have to register for some:

Sap's Rising: February 23 & 24, March 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16  River Trail Nature Center, Northrbook, 1:30PM, walk in the maple forest and learn how maple sugaring is done, free

Tapping into Nature, February 24, Coral Woods, Marengo, 9AM-10:30AM, volunteers will tap trees, children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult, must register, $5 pp resident, $7 non, register by February 22


Maple Sugaring Days: March 2-3, LeRoy Oakes, St. Charles,12PM-3PM, learn to tap maple trees, learn about sugar bush folklore, see sap thickening into syrup over a fire, take a nature hike, learn how to distinguish trees, taste local syrup, free


Maple Syrup Magic March 2, Plum Creek Nature Center, Beecher, 1PM-3PM, learn how maple syrup is made, learn how to identify sugar maples and taste maple syrup, must register call 708.946.2216 by February 28.


Maple Sugaring: March 2-4, March 7-11, March 14-18, March 21-25, March 28-30, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 1PM-4PM, try your hand at tapping with tools from the 1890's, watch maple sugar thicken, taste real maple syrup, free


Festival of the Sugar Maples: March 2-3 and March 9-10, Coral Woods Conservation Area, Marengo, 10AM-3PM, learn how trees produce sap and how it is collected, see syrup made in the evaporator house, hikes, free admission, tours start every 15 minutes


Maple Syrup Hikes, March 9-24 on weekends, Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods, 12PM-2PM every half hour, see tapping in process, see how tap turns to sap, $6 pp, children under 3 free, must register: 847-968-3321




Learn about maple tapping and how to make maple syrup throughout the years at Chicago suburban maple tapping events
Celebrate maple syrup at local events!
Maple Syrup Harvest, March 10, Heller Nature Center, Highland Park, 10AM-11AM or 11:30AM-12:30PM, for ages 6 and up, listen to maple syrup folklore, tap a tree, enjoy a pancake and maple syrup after, $12 pp, must register by March 9

Sugar Bush Fair, March 16-17 Spring Valley Nature Center, Schaumburg, 9AM-12PM, demos of maple syrup production, a pioneer maple sugaring camp, puppet show, hayride, admission is free, also a breakfast with pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee, $4.50 for half stack, $6.50 for full if register before, $6 and $8 respectively at the door


Get Sticky! Maple Syrup Day: March 16, Fullersburg Woods, Oakbrook 10AM-2PM, 75-minute guided stroll through the woods to learn about how maple syrup is produced, tours start every 20 minutes, $10 per person, must register--register online


Maple Fest: March 16, Red Oak Nature Center, Batavia, 9AM-2PM, learn how people tapped trees for maple sugar, maple tapping demos, tours every hour, maple snacks and hot beverages for sale, $2 pp, register online


Simply Sweet Family Hike: March 16 or 17, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, select times between 1PM and 3:30PM, on a family stroll learn about how maple syrup is made, make a maple inspired snow globe, taste maply treats, make maple ice cream, enjoy a toasty fire, $19 pp ($16 member), must register.


47th Annual Maple Syrup Fest: March 17, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 11AM-3PM, fun spring activities including crafts, games, tree tapping and maple syrup history, free



Maple Tapping Events in  Chicago Suburbs 2019



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