Discover How Maple Sap Becomes Syrup at Popular Programs
(Feb. 12, 2018) — Find out where maple syrup comes from by attending a Forest Preserve District of DuPage County program, starting with “Maple Sugaring” on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, at Kline Creek Farm
at 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago.
Discover how sap becomes syrup as you try tapping with tools from the 1890s, check the collection buckets, watch sap thicken over the fire, and try a taste of real maple syrup. All ages. Free. No registration. Questions? Call 630-876-5900
Get Sticky! Maple Syrup Day
Discover the sweet secret of turning tree sap into syrup and enjoy samples along this 75-minute guided tour. Tours begin every 20 minutes. All ages. $10 per person. Register online
or at 630-850-8110
Some fun facts about maple syrup:
● Maple syrup is made by boiling sap to remove excess water until it reaches a syrupy consistency. Maple sugar is made by continuing to boil the syrup until all of the water has evaporated, leaving a dry sugar.