Pancakes Return to National Lakeshores Maple Sugar Time

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Date: March 3, 2015
Contact: Ryan Koepke, 219-395-1882

Enjoy a pancake breakfast with pure maple syrup at this year’s Maple Sugar Time at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. In addition, to the free ranger-led tours of the sugaring operation at historic Chellberg Farm, a pancake breakfast will be available for purchase from the Chesterton Lion’s Club. The farm will be bustling with maple sugaring activities from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the weekends of March 7 & 8 and March 14 & 15, 2015.
One-hour tours start every 20 minutes each day. Join one to learn how American Indians first boiled maple sap into sugar and how early settlers used large iron kettles to make syrup. Then, stand in the warm steam of the sugar shack where sap is still boiled down the way the Chellberg family did it back in the 1930s. Try your hand at drilling a tap hole, lugging heavy sap buckets using an old-fashioned yoke, or just enjoying a free taste of pure maple syrup! Warm up in the farm house and collect recipes featuring maple syrup. Pure maple syrup and sugar, and related products like maple-flavored popcorn, will be for sale on site. You can even learn how to make maple syrup at home.
Maple Sugar Time takes place at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Chellberg Farm on Mineral Springs Road between U.S. 20 and Highway 12 in the central portion of the national lakeshore. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, visit the park website at or contact the park’s information desk at 219-395-1882.
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Last updated: April 10, 2015

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