February 19, 2018
On February 10, 2018, we were delighted to watch the TV show, Great Getaways, with host, Tom O’Boyle of Great Sand Bay Productions, who included a segment he had filmed last Fall about the UP Sugar Shack. Mark was interviewed about maple sugar production on our 40-acre sugarbush located directly behind the sugarhouse.
We’ve included the episode link to the TV show, Great Getaways 1503 – “Top of the Lake Scenic Byway,” [Michigan’s newest Scenic Byway which begins in St. Ignace and travels west to Thompson all along the top of Lake Michigan]. If you want to go right to the spot in the show where they interview Mark, click here.
As we type this, the sugarbush is almost ready for the 2018 maple syrup season. Mark has been tightening and repairing the lines as well as tapping the trees. When finished, he will have almost 1,200 taps in his 40-acre sugarbush. If you drive by during the typical harvest time (late March to early April), stop in and watch the sap being boiled in the evaporator and turned into sweet, delicious maple syrup!
We are on US Highway 2 in Blaney Park in the Upper Penisula of Michigan, about one hour west of the Mighty Mac Bridge!
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