Gather around the fire at the sirup camp to learn how the Native
Americans and early settlers collected and prepared sap. Visit the
sugar shack, where the smell of maple sirup hangs in the air.
Journey into the sugarbush to tap a tree. Stop inside the nature
center to sample a variety of sweet treats made with maple sirup,
including candy, cookies, fudge and more.
This program is suitable for adults, children, Scouts and other
interested groups. It's a chance to experience an important part of
Funks Grove heritage. (Funks Grove uses a traditional spelling for
Tours will start at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
Tour size is limited, so visitors are encouraged to reserve space
now. Registration and prepayment are required. A
registration form (PDF) is available at
The fee for members of the Sugar Grove Nature Center is $5 per
adult, $3 per child 16 and under, and for nonmembers, $7 per adult,
$5 per child 16 and under.
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To learn more about the Maple Sirup Experience, call
309-874-2174 or email
and directions to the nature center as well as updated program
[Text from file received from
Sugar Grove Nature