Hartwick Pines State Park’s Michigan Forest Visitor Center and the Logging Museum present Maple Syrup Day on March 28, 2015, 10am to 4pm. Plan to spend the day at Hartwick Pines State Park to enjoy learning about North America’s oldest agricultural product, maple sugar! Visitors to the park will be able to walk into the sugarbush to help tap a maple tree, observe the boil-down process which converts maple sap to maple syrup, learn about the history of maple sugar making in North America, view videos titled “Maple Sugar Farmer,” “Maple Sugaring” and “The Maple Sugaring Story,” ask an expert about how to start making maple syrup and tap trees in your own backyard, taste maple sap and the finished maple syrup, and purchase genuine maple sugar candy and syrup. Visitors will be able to taste maple syrup and sap, smell the aroma around an outside evaporator pan and welcome spring at this educational and fun event. Maple recipes will be available for those wishing to savor the sweetness of the day. There is no fee for this event, but you must have an $11 Recreation Passport for entry.