On Saturday, April 7th, Maplewood State Park will be busy with lots of activity. The Friends of Maplewood will be there to tell you the story of how maple syrup is made, from the tree to the table. Demonstrations will take place throughout the day.
You can learn how to identify a maple tree in the spring before leaves.
We’ll teach you how to tap a tree.
There will be examples of different ways to collect sap.
You can visit the new sugar shack and see how the evaporator works.
We’ll show you how the Native Americans and early settlers cooked their maple sap.
For your enjoyment there will be horse drawn wagon rides.
We will treat you to a taste of maple syrup on top of ice cream.
If you have more time you can try to find the hidden maple leaves by using a GPS.
Get some exercise and take a hike around Cataract Lake or to the top of Hallaway Hill.
Over the lunch hour brats and hot dogs will be available for sale.
Maple syrup will also be for sale.
Remember also that Vergas has its Maple Syrup Fest that day. Began your day at their breakfast. Pick up a $2 off coupon for Maplewood State Park entrance at the breakfast. Check their website for other activities in Vergas that day.
Maplewood State Park entrance is 7 miles east of Pelican Rapids on State Hwy. 108. For more information you can check our website, friendsofmaplewood.org, or like us on Facebook. If you have questions, call 218-863-8383 at Maplewood State Park. Remember you will need a vehicle pass ($35-year) or ($7-daily).