Tahquamenon Falls State Park hosts “Maple Sugaring Days”

Tahquamenon Falls State Park will host ‘Maple Sugaring Days’ at the park’s Upper Falls area, Saturday, March 24, from 12 – 4 p.m.

Participants will visit multiple demonstration stations set up along a nature trail to learn about the process of converting maple sap into syrup. The demonstrations will include both historical and modern methods of making syrup.

“Maple sugaring is a great outdoor activity for families to enjoy in March, when the temperatures start to rise and the sap starts flowing,” said park interpreter Theresa Neal. “Visitors in the past have been amazed to learn that the trees in your own back yard can produce this seasonal treat.”

The sugar bush demonstrations will feature hands-on activities, and maple syrup experts will be on site to answer questions and provide advice about at-home maple sugaring.

For more information about Maple Sugaring Days, contact Theresa Neal at 906-492-3415 or go online to www.michigan.gov/tfallseducation.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park is located at 41382 West M-123 in Paradise. Semi-modern campsites and a modern lodge are available during the winter at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. The campsites include electrical outlets, but no flush toilets; the lodge includes heat, electricity, a furnished kitchen, a bathroom and bedrooms. Reservations can be made by calling the park headquarters at 906-492-3415.

A Recreation Passport is required for all vehicles entering the park. Michigan residents can purchase the Recreation Passport ($10 for motor vehicles; $5 for motorcycles) by checking “YES” on their license plate renewal forms, or at any state park or recreation area.

Nonresident motor vehicles must still display a valid nonresident Recreation Passport ($29 annual; $8 daily) to enter a Michigan state park, recreation area or state-administered boating access fee site; these can be purchased at any state park or recreation area, or through the Michigan e-Store at www.michigan.gov/estore. Learn more about the Recreation Passport at www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport or 517-241-7275.

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