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Maple Syrup Operation Tours in Stearns County

March 14 - April 11

Wildwood Ranch Maple Syrup, a syrup making operation located in Stearns County’s Kraemer Lake – Wildwood County Park, is offering small open house tours this spring.

The hour-long tour begins at the Sugar Shack in St. Joseph. Tours include a short walk to the maple forest to see both traditional and modern ways of collecting maple sap with buckets and vacuum pipelines. In the sugar house, the tour will demonstrate how processing equipment like reverse osmosis machines and evaporators are used to convert sap from the trees into syrup.

Registration is required to see the maple syrup process. Tours are at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. on Sundays, March 14, 21, 28, and April 11 with a maximum of two households for each tour.

RADIO: We have a link to register and other information posted at KVSC.org, visit the Area Events page.


Register on the Parks Department page of the Stearns County website, StearnsCountyMN.gov.

-Face coverings are required. Mud-appropriate footwear is recommended in the forest.

-The Sugar Shack is located at 29709 Kipper Road in St. Joseph.


March 14
April 11
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