Tapping of maple and other trees for syrup has been going on for hundreds of years before the arrival of Europeans to North America.  Come out to Minneopa State Park on March 14th (Saturday) at 10 a.m. for a demonstration on tapping of maple trees.

Meet at the picnic shelter on the Waterfalls side of Minneopa State Park.  We will demonstrate what it takes to tap a tree, collect the sap and boil it to produce sweet syrup.  We will also talk about the history of tapping trees.

Wear clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather conditions.

Minneopa State Park is located off U.S. Highway 169 and State Highway 68, five miles west of Mankato.  For more information on Minneopa State Park, including a virtual tour of the park, visit mndnr.gov/state_parks/minneopa/index.html.

 A Minnesota State Park pass ($7 daily or $35 yearly) is required to drive into Minneopa State Parks and can be purchased at the park office.