Maple Syrup Time - At Deep River County Park | Kids Out and About Indianapolis

Maple Syrup Time - At Deep River County Park

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sun, 03/19/2023
Maple syrup can only be produced in certain U.S states and Canada and only at a certain time of the year. Above-freezing day temperatures and below-freezing night 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. 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.

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March 18, 2023
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Explore the event at your own pace. Tree Talks will happen every hour on the hour.

Tapping Trees

Meet in front of the gift shop on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn how maple trees are tapped without harming the tree itself.

Sugar Shack

From tree to table - the sugar shack is where the sap is boiled, creating the sweet syrup we know and love!


Visit the colorful voyageur-era volunteers as they make maple syrup over an open fire. Learn a little history, like how maple sugar sustained Native Americans through long, difficult winters.

Wood's Historic Grist Mill

Meet the miller as he grinds corn into stone-ground cornmeal. Don't forget to taste Deep River's pure maple syrup while you're there!

Deep River Store

Purchase your very own maple syrup, maple sugar candy, and a spile to start your own backyard sugaring! Plenty of other unique items and gifts are available!

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Deep River County Park
9410 Old Lincoln Hwy
Hobatr, IN, 46342
United States


(219) 769-7275
Contact name: 
Lake County Parks
Email address: 
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