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Area Events

Hartwick Pines State Park’s Michigan Forest Visitor Center and the Logging Museum Present Maple Syrup Day on March 26, 2011, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.

Children can participate in tapping a maple tree and will learn how to build their own mokuk. A mokuk is a birch bark container in which native peoples transported maple sugar. Making a paper mokuk replica provides a history lesson and discussion about how European settlers learned of the Native Americans’ sugaring culture.

Tree tapping demonstrations will take place at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 in the Sugar Bush and some visitors will be able to help us tap the maple trees.

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.

The Department of Natural Resources and the Friends of Hartwick Pines State Park cosponsor this special event.

There is no fee for this event, but you must have a state park sticker for entry.
CONTACT: Rob Burg or Craig Kasmer
TELEPHONE: (989) 348-2537

Upcoming Events
  1. Singer Kelly Shively

    July 31 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  2. Fly Fishing Through the Hatch & Non-hatch

    August 3 @ 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  3. Kids One Fly Competition

    August 9 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  4. Forest Fest

    August 9 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  5. Tractor & Engine Show

    August 9 @ 10:00 AM - August 10 @ 5:00 PM
  6. The Patriots in Concert

    August 9 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  7. Lovells Bridgewalk

    August 16 @ 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  8. Rivalry Cup Golf Outing

    August 20 @ 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  9. Weekend Fly Fishing School

    August 22 - 24
  10. Black Iron Days

    August 23 @ 10:00 AM - August 24 @ 4:00 PM
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