Join in Maple Sugaring Days at Creek Bend Nature Center March 2-3

Learn how to tap a maple tree and taste pure, local syrup at the Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s Maple Sugaring Days on Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, from noon to 3 p.m. at Creek Bend Nature Center.

District naturalists will demonstrate how to tap a maple tree, and then you’ll have the opportunity to try drilling and setting a tap yourself. Then, participants will simmer sap over an open fire and watch as it thickens.

There will be ice cream, courtesy of Culver’s in St. Charles, that you can drizzle with maple syrup, and hot chocolate available for purchase. There also will be doughnuts, courtesy of Original Country Donuts Elgin.

Don’t forget to drop in to the Maple Café to taste pure, local syrup. They have local syrup for purchase while supplies last. Cost is $10 for 8-oz. bottle; $18 for a 16-oz. bottle; and $35 for a 32-oz. bottle.

No registration is required for this family-friendly program and admission is free. Creek Bend Nature Center is located within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at 37W700 Dean St., just west of Randall Road in St. Charles.

For more information on Maple Sugaring Days, call (630) 444-3190, visit, or find us on social media by searching @forestpreserve.

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