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Maple Syrup Days at McCloud Nature Park

Last summer, I had the good fortune of discovering McCloud Nature Park in North Salem, Indiana.  I wrote about how beautiful and peaceful the park is. I’m thrilled to be heading back to McCloud this weekend to enjoy Maple Syrup Days.

Photo credit: Hendricks County Parks

Held over the next two weekends — March 3-4 and March 10-11, Maple Syrup Days will give visitors a chance to learn about both traditional and modern techniques for tapping trees to collect sap and making the sweet sticky syrup.

Tours leave the McCloud Nature Center every half-hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Sundays. There is no charge to get into the park or to take the volunteer-led tour.

And what would Maple Syrup Days be without pancakes? March 3 and 4, visitors can enjoy a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. A free-will offering gets you all-you-can-eat pancakes topped with McCloud-made maple syrup.  Pancakes will be served until 3 p.m. each day. Seatings will take place on the hour.

Please call the Hendricks County Parks department at (317) 718-6188 to reserve your spot. Available times can be viewed here.

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Written by : Amy moved to Indiana for college in 1988 (Go Bulldogs!) and has never left. Married with three children, she's always on the lookout for fun and affordable things to do in Indiana. Elsewhere on the web, you can find Amy at The Fourth Frog Blog and All Things Aging. Amy receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.