Maple Syrup season is upon us! Greater St. Cloud has opportunities for you to get outside and learn more about Maple Syrup production in the St. Cloud Area!
Quick facts about Maple Syrup:
- Maple trees are tapped when the weather starts to warm, usually over a 4–6-week period in early March and late April.
- Most Maple Syrup is produced in Canada and the Northeastern United States.
- It takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup!
- Maple syrup was first produced by the Indigenous peoples of North America.
Wildwood Ranch Maple Syrup Sugar House
Wildwood Ranch is a family business that has been producing maple syrup since 1979! The ranch is located in the scenic Kraemer Lake-Wildwood County Park, and has tours on open house days.
Maple Syrup Tours
When: Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, and Sunday, April 2.
Where: Tour begins at 29709 Kipper Road, St. Joseph, MN 56374.
Details: Registration is required at secure.rec1.com/MN/stearns-county-mn/catalog
To learn more about tours of the Wildwood Ranch Maple Syrup Sugar House, call 320-248-7784.
Avon Hills Folk School is a non-profit that works to build community while exploring art, nature, and traditional skills. Trek into the woods for a quick weekend adventure in the Sugar Camp. Learn all about maple syrup and experience the woods in a hands-on tour where you can tap trees, empty syrup bags, and watch the sap boil! You can even try some almost finished maple syrup right out of the pan!
The first tour is on Saturday, March 18th 10-12pm. They have tours throughout March, you can click HERE to register.
The Syrup Ranch opened in 2009 as a one-man operation and quickly grew into an Award-Winning maple syrup producer! This March they are hosting an open house so you can see what the Syrup Ranch is all about. Details are coming soon. In the meantime, check out the website to stay updated on open house dates, and order a tasty treat!
If all that learning and adventuring, has you hungry-check out these Breakfast Spots in Greater St. Cloud, so you can get your Maple Syrup fix!