Go beyond the typical maple syrup making demonstration and enjoy a sweet spring experience at McHenry County Conservation District's Maple Boil -- Making Syrup & Sugar Candy from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Coral Woods Conservation Area, 7400 Somerset, Marengo.
In this hands-on program for adults, participants will be actively involved as we strive to finish a batch of maple syrup in the evaporator at Coral Woods. We will then continue the process a step further to create maple cream and maple sugar candy. If successful, each participant will bring home a small sample of our labors. Note: This is a very weather-dependent process and our success may be affected by the weather, as well as the volume and availability of this year's sap run.
Contact information ( * required )
The registration deadline is March 15 and program fee of $5 for county residents and $6.25 for nonresidents must accompany registration.
Registration is accepted online, by phone (free programs only) at (815) 479-5779, by mail and walk-in at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road in Crystal Lake, or walk-in only at Lost Valley Visitor Center, Route 31 and Harts Road in Ringwood.