Maple Sugar Time
LOWELL | Pungent smoke wafted through the cloudy, chilled air as sap cooked down over an open fire.
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…
Daisy McCracken, 9, of Chesterton, right uses a hand drill Saturday to make a hole for a maple syrup tap with help from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore volunteers George Mika and his daughter, Emma, 8, of Berwyn, Ill. The annual Maple Sugar Time program at historic Chellberg Farm continues …
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…
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of updating its Five-Year Parks and Recreation Open Space Plan for 2014 to 2019. The plan, a guideline for future development and management, will be submitted to the Indiana Department of Recreation in April.
PORTER | Visitors to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore can get a sweet taste of spring next month during Maple Sugar Time.
PORTER | Eileen Siordia decided it was time for the next generation to learn how maple sugar is made.
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