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Maple Sugar Time

Buckley Homestead visitors get taste of the past at maple sugar demonstrations

Buckley Homestead visitors get taste of the past at maple sugar demonstrations

LOWELL | Pungent smoke wafted through the cloudy, chilled air as sap cooked down over an open fire.

March 01, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Sap won't spring for park's Maple Sugar Time

Sap won't spring for park's Maple Sugar Time

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…

March 01, 2014 2:08 pm
Sap won't spring for park's Maple Sugar Time

Sap won't spring for park's Maple Sugar Time

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 …

March 01, 2014 2:08 pm
Sap won't spring for park's Sugar Maple Time

Sap won't spring for park's Sugar Maple Time

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…

March 01, 2014 2:08 pm
Sap won't spring for park's Maple Sugar Time

Sap won't spring for park's Maple Sugar Time

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…

March 01, 2014 2:08 pm

Public input requested for Lake County parks' five-year plan

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.

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
National Lakeshore's Maple Sugar Time begins next weekend

National Lakeshore's Maple Sugar Time begins next weekend

PORTER | Visitors to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore can get a sweet taste of spring next month during Maple Sugar Time.

February 23, 2013 6:00 pm
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Maple Sugar Time draws new generation

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Maple Sugar Time draws new generation

PORTER | Eileen Siordia decided it was time for the next generation to learn how maple sugar is made.

March 03, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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