Maple Syruping

It's quite a process to get delicious maple syrup from the tree to your table each spring. Come to a maple syruping event and check it out for yourself. You'll enjoy some hands-on experience, and we know you'll enjoy your sample of the fresh syrup!

When does the sap run?

Maple sap runs best when daytime temperatures are in the high 30s to mid-40s and overnight temperatures are below freezing. This cycle of above-freezing days and below-freezing nights needs to continue for several days, although nature occasionally has been known to provide a good run under less perfect conditions.

Sometimes sap flows as early as January or as late as May, but in Minnesota, sap usually runs from about March 15 to April 20.

How does the sap turn into syrup?

Sap is converted to syrup by boiling. Most of the water boils out of the sap, leaving behind the sugar and the flavor. It usually takes 30-40 gallons of sugar maple sap to produce one gallon of pure maple syrup.

Learn more

Video: Tap into the Fun of Making Maple Syrup.

Video: Tap Into the Fun of
Making Maple Syrup

 


Events

02/22/15

Fort Snelling State Park

Volunteer Training for Maple Syruping

03/07/15

Whitewater State Park

Maple Syrup Making for the Whole Family

03/07/15

Whitewater State Park

Maple Syrup Making for the Whole Family

03/07/15

Wild River State Park

Tapping the Magnificent Maple

03/08/15

Fort Snelling State Park

Women's Maple Syruping in Your Backyard

03/08/15

Wild River State Park

Tapping the Magnificent Maple

03/14/15

Whitewater State Park

Maple Syrup Making for the Whole Family

03/14/15

Whitewater State Park

Maple Syrup Making for the Whole Family

03/14/15

Minneopa State Park

Maple Syrup Demonstration

03/14/15

Fort Snelling State Park

Maple Syruping in Your Backyard

03/15/15

Fort Snelling State Park

Maple Syruping in Your Backyard

03/15/15

Wild River State Park

Tapping the Magnificent Maple

03/21/15

Whitewater State Park

Maple Syrup Making for the Whole Family

03/21/15

Whitewater State Park

Maple Syrup Making for the Whole Family

03/21/15

Fort Snelling State Park

Maple Syruping in Your Backyard

03/21/15

Wild River State Park

Tapping the Magnificent Maple

03/22/15

Fort Snelling State Park

Maple Syruping in Your Backyard

03/22/15

Wild River State Park

Tapping the Magnificent Maple

03/28/15

Whitewater State Park

Maple Syrup Making for the Whole Family

03/28/15

Whitewater State Park

Maple Syrup Making for the Whole Family

03/28/15 - 04/12/15

Lake Bemidji State Park

From Tap to Table: Harvesting Maple Sap

03/28/15 - 03/28/15

Big Island State Park

Maple syruping in your back yard.

03/28/15

Lake Maria State Park

Maple Syruping Demonstration

03/28/15

Fort Snelling State Park

Maple Syruping in Your Backyard

03/28/15

Wild River State Park

Maple Syruping Workshop

03/29/15

Lake Maria State Park

Maple Syruping Demonstration

03/29/15

Fort Snelling State Park

Maple Syruping in Your Backyard

03/29/15

Wild River State Park

Maple Syruping Workshop

04/04/15

Wild River State Park

Maple Syruping Workshop

04/05/15

Wild River State Park

Maple Syruping Workshop

04/11/15

Maplewood State Park

Maple Syrup Demostration

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Please note: Occasionally, due to extreme weather or other conditions, an event may need to be canceled or changed. When in doubt, call the park.