It's the sweetest season of the entire year that doesn't involve trick-or-treating and tummy aches: maple-tapping time! And all across Chicagoland's woods, nature centers are rising to the occasion. Hit up one of these event for a sweet time, but bring your own wet naps.
Features a pancake breakfast, authentic demonstrations of maple syrup production, a pioneer sugar camp, children's puppet show and a wagon shuttle to event area. Syrup and other goodies available for purchase.
See the entire maple syrup-making process from tapping the tree and collecting the sap, to boiling it down into syrup. Take a walk through the sugar bush, enjoy storytelling, make a maple craft, warm up by the fire, and taste real maple syrup fresh off the fire.
Learn the time-honored method of collecting sap the old-fashioned way and try a maple treat.