Grand Rapids Forest History Center starts syrup tapping

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It’s a sign that spring is coming in the Northland. Saturday, the Grand Rapids Forest History center began showing guests the process of syrup tapping.

Along with a fire, music and a more in-depth lesson on when the sap runs the most.

They say temperatures in the 40’s during the day ad 20’s during the night are when many say the true syrup tapping season starts.

Activities Director, John Beltman, says that it’s events like these that have become his favorite. “Just helping people connect with the forest. So, knowing that maple syrup comes from the forest, knowing what kinds of wood come from the forest. Being able to identify different trees, knowing the history of what has been going on before us here in the forest” he says.