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Brainerd area farm to offer maple syrup tours

Sugar maple trees need snow to keep their roots warm. This allows them to grow fast enough to help maintain people's livelihoods while also absorbing carbon dioxide emissions.
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Spring is the time of year when maple sap is collected to be boiled down into syrup.

UPDATE: This event was postponed by organizers due to weather.

BRAINERD — An outdoor maple syrup experience and farm tour is planned for Saturday, March 25, at Clayhill Farms in Brainerd.

The event organized by the Northland Arboretum includes two time slots: 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Those who sign up for the tour will trek the forest and tap a maple tree, learn how sap is boiled down and taste test syrup from the farm with pancakes.

Those interested can register at For more information, call 218-829-8770 or email