From: Hartwick Pines State Park
Hartwick Pines Maple Syrup Time
Learn about the history of maple sugar making in North America on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 10am to 4pm, as you help tap a maple tree and observe the boil-down process which converts maple sap into maple syrup. Of course, the day would not be complete without sampling this tasty Michigan product. Children can participate in a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities during Maple Syrup Day at Hartwick Pines. Among their unique experiences, they will construct a paper version of a mokuk, a birchbark container used by native peoples to transport maple syrup. This event is free of charge, although a Michigan state parks Recreation Passport is required for park entry. Phone for more details at (989) 348-2537 .