Backyard Maple Syrup Workshop

Tap into one of Indiana’s sweetest traditions! Just a few dollars’ worth of equipment and a single maple tree are all that’s needed to make delicious maple syrup right from home.This hands-on workshop will teach Hoosiers how to turn their backyard maple trees into “liquid gold”.

Elkhart County Park naturalists will share the art of making maple syrup—from guidance on picking the perfect tree down to techniques on simmering or “sugarin’” the sap to perfection. To sweeten the deal, pancakes, maple syrup, sausages, and drinks will be included in the program price. Following the class, backyard sugarin’ kits will also be available for purchase.

Cost is $3.50/person (limit 30) and space is limited. Pre-registration before February 23 at 4 p.m. is required in order to attend. To pre-register, please call the Elkhart County Parks administration office at 574-535-6458.

More information, including a schedule of upcoming events, and directions to Bonneyville Mill County Park can be found at elkhartcountyparks.org or by calling the Elkhart County Parks administration office at 574-535-6458.