March 09 - March 10, 2024
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Enjoy a sweet taste of spring during Indiana Dunes National Park’s annual Maple Sugar Time festival. The historic Chellberg Farm will be bustling with self-guided tours and maple sugaring activities from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10. Regular national park fees apply.
In addition to the tours, delicious maple-themed products will be available for sale. Stop by the front of the farmhouse where Indiana produced maple syrup and related products. You can even learn how to make maple syrup at home and how modern maple sugar farmers make syrup today.
During the weekend, rangers and volunteers will be stationed along the farm trail to explain how Native Americans first boiled maple sap into sugar and how early settlers used large iron kettles to make syrup. While walking along the maple trail you will pass by the sugar shack where sap is still boiled down the way the Chellberg family did it back in the 1930s. Kids can learn how to tap a tree at the Maple Fun Zone and can meet some of the farm animals while enjoying a maple syrup snow cone.
618 N. Mineral Springs Rd
Indiana Dunes, Northern Indiana