Maple Sugaring Day set at park

NEWBERRY – Tahquamenon Falls State Park will host its annual Maple Sugaring Day at the park’s Upper Falls area on Saturday, giving participants a close-up chance to learn about the process of converting maple sap into syrup.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials said free guided tours of the sugar bush will take place on the hour from noon to 4 p.m.

Participants will visit multiple demonstration stations set up along a hiking trail to learn about the syrup-making process. The demonstrations will include historical and modern methods of making syrup.

The DNR said the sugar bush demonstrations will feature hands-on activities, and maple syrup experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide advice about at-home maple sugaring. Participants will have the chance to taste a variety of homemade syrups from the region on pancakes served hot off the griddle.

For more information about the event, contact Theresa Neal at 492-3415 or visit www.michigan.gov/tfallseducation.