West Michigan Wednesday: Maple Sugar Time

One of the things I love most about my home is the location! I love living in West Michigan and enjoy many activities around town. I wanted to create a series that explores some of the great things that this area has to offer.

West Michigan Wednesday

This weekend is Maple Sugar Time at the Historic VanRaalte Farm with the DeGraaf Nature Center in Holland.

Photo by Amy K

Photo by Amy K

This is a fun, educational, and family friendly event to usher in the coming of spring. Admission is only $1 and participants get to experience this old spring ritual in a really cool way. You can walk down the trails to see how to tap a tree and gather sap, and then learn how the Native Americans made sugar. The tourends at the sugar house where you can see the evaporator in action making fresh maple syrup! There are loads of tasty treats available for purchase including sodas, floats, and homemade maple syrup. For more information about the event call 616-355-1057.



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