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Self Guided Maple Syrup Trail

Self guided tour through the trees being tapped for syrup

Self Guided Maple Syrup Trail

Monday, March 18 - Sunday, March 31

All Ages


Learn the sweet science behind how trees make sap, and how we turn that sap into real maple syrup as you hike along this self-guided trail. Informational signs will be placed along a designated trail at Ryerson Woods for you to enjoy at your own pace for free during preserve hours 6:30 a.m.-sunset.

This self-guided trail is free, no registration required.

Follow signs from Ryerson Woods Welcome Center to trailhead. Trail is open from 6:30 am-sunset.


Email with questions or to inquire about accommodations.



Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area 21950 North Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, IL, 60015

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