Destination Michigan

Isabella County: Making Maple Syrup

Clip: Season 9 Episode 4 | 4m 35s | Video has closed captioning.

Making maple syrup is a rite of spring and a Michigan tradition. Turning sap in syrup dates back thousands of years. It was an essential source of food for the Native Americans in the area, as well as a tradition that is kept alive by the tribes to this very day. In the town of Shepherd, community members are hard at work harvesting sap from neighborhood maple trees.

Aired: 04/24/18

Rating: NR

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Destination Michigan is a local public television program presented by WCMU.