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 .