CHESTERTON | A steady stream of visitors braved frigid weather for the annual Maple Sugar Time at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Chellberg Farm, but the sap used to make the sweet treat is still a no-show.
Hoku McCracken, 13, of Chesterton, and her brother Matthew, 9 visit the Sugar Shack at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore historic Chellberg Farm. They observed how water is boiled out of sugar maple tree sap to produce maple syrup, as park volunteer Don Fram, of Chesterton, explained Satu…
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore volunteers Zella Olson, of Porter, left, and Kathy Wilder, of Chesterton, work in the Chellberg house Saturday at the historic Chellberg Farm during the park's their annual Maple Sugar Time program. Wilder is making maple crackle top cookies using maple syrup…
Matthew McCracken, 9, of Chesterton, and his sister Daisy, 9, use hand drills to practice drilling holes in tree stumps for taps ito harvest maple syrup Saturday. They participated in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's annual Maple Sugar Time program at the historic Chellberg Farm in Che…
PORTER | Marilyn Arvidson, a volunteer with the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, welcomed the crowd Saturday to the Scandinavian Midsummer Celebration at Chellberg Farm as she told of her heritage and encouraged all to share in the tradition.
It has been said that Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the region’s best kept secrets. Yes, the park gets 2 million visitors a year, but many people do not realize there is a national park here or that the places they love to visit are part of the national park.
Venturing into an outdoor weekend getaway or summer excursion can be one of the most memorable experiences. Whether you're brainstorming your options or already planning your itinerary, doing a little research beforehand can help make your trip more unique, enjoyable and safe.
Keenan Baxter will appear Friday, March 16, from 4-7pm, for an Irish Celebration at 54 Lincolnway, in downtown Valparaiso.
Maple Sugar Time, March 10 and 11 at Chellberg Farm, Highway 20 and Mineral Springs Rd. in Porter.
PORTER | Eileen Siordia decided it was time for the next generation to learn how maple sugar is made.
Maple Sugar Time, March 3 and 4 and March 10 and 11 at Chellberg Farm, Highway 20 and Mineral Springs Rd. in Porter.
PORTER | Several Cub Scouts in Pack 773 from Annunciata Parish on Chicago's East Side spent a day of learning while having fun during Duneland Heritage Days at the Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm on a recent Sunday in September.
Liam Bermejo, Wolf Scout, conquers his fears and lets a tarantula sit on his hand while vising the Chellberg Farm in Porter. The tarantula, Hannah, lives at the Field Museum.
In the front are, from left, Cub Scouts Austin Crocker, Liam Bermejo, Miguel Trejo and Gio Trejo and, in the back row, Antonio Aguilera with Native American Nibbs and Mischell Trejo and Elise Aguilera.
Antonio Aguilera learns how to wash clothes the "old-fashioned way" while Gio Trejo and Austin Crocker wait for their turn at the task.
Scouts and their sisters take a log break after working together to climb the hill. Pictured are Elise and Antonio Aguilera, Liam Bermejo, Miguel, Mishelle, Gio Trejo and Austin Crocker.
PORTER | Bright sunshine and mild breezes welcome visitors Saturday to Duneland Heritage Days at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Porter County is a rich source of ethereal encounters for the Indiana Ghost Trackers, according to the members of the group.
PORTER | No one answered the door or the repeated calls for responses at the Chellberg Farm on Thursday. That's not too surprising, since no one has lived there for decades.
PORTER | The "Valkommen" needlepoint above the farmhouse's fireplace at Chellberg Farm served to welcome visitors and summer alike Sunday during the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Midsummer Celebration.
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