Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2018 – Maple Syrup and Syruping events, classes, tutorials, and syrup festivals celebrations in Metro Detroit, Oakland County, Wayne County, and Macomb County MI. February and March are the months for Maple Syrup in Michigan!
Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2018 – Oakland County
Friday, February 23 from 7:30p-8:30p, Sunday, February 25 from 1p-2:30p, and Sunday, March 11, from 1p-2:30p
Rochester Hills Maple Syrup Events – Dinosaur Nature Preserve Maple Syrup Events
Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve (333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307, 248-656-0999)
Help celebrate maple sugar season in Michigan by attending one or more Maple Madness days. Unique, hands-on activities appropriate for families with children of all ages. Choose from – Campfire Sugar (2/23), Tap That Tree (2/25), and Sweet Treats (3/11)! Pre-registration required. Call 248-656-0999.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 2p-3:30p
Oakland Twp Maple Syrup Events – Maple Sugaring is Pretty Sweet
Lost Lake Nature Park (846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland, Michigan 48363)
Live demonstration of maple sugaring. Take some time inside to learn how to identify a maple tree and what’s allowing us to capture sap before heading outdoors and putting and tapping a real tree. Pre-registration required. Call Dinosaur Hill at 248-656-0999 for cost info & to register.
Saturdays and Sundays in March from noon-3p
Milford Maple Syrup Events – Maple’s Sweet Story
Kensington Metropark (2240 W Buno Rd, Milford, MI, 248-684-8632, metroparks.com)
Take a guided walk through the farm’s sugar bush. Learn how to pick the right tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native camps to hear and see how these techniques have changed through the years. Be sure to visit the sugar shack to see and smell the sap being boiled down into maple sugar. Taste a sample of maple syrup at the end of the tour. Maple sugar products will be available for purchase. The Farmhouse Grille will have pancakes available to purchase as well. Tours begin every half hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark. Cost is $5 adult, $3 child.
Saturdays and Sundays March 3 through March 25 4 Sessions – 1p, 1:45p, 2:30p, 3:15p
Northville Twp Maple Syrup Events – Making Maple Syrup Tours
Maybury Farms (50165 Eight Mile approximately 1 ¼ miles west of Beck, Northville Twp, MI 48167)
Take a hayride to the Maple tree grove, tap the trees, bring sap back to evaporator and watch how maple syrup is made. Your family will not only see all of the steps in producing maple syrup but they will also take part in the process. Maple syrup and maple syrup products for purchase in the General Store in the Welcome Center. Dress warmly and boots are a must. Call 248-374-0200 for cost info and registration info.
Saturday, March 3, March 10, and March 17 2018 at 9a-3p
Troy Maple Syrup Events – Maple Syrup Time
Stage Nature Center (6685 Coolidge Highway, Troy, Michigan 48098)
Take a guided tour through the sugar bush of the Stage Nature Center to discover how maple trees make sugar and how people have harvested it through the ages. This family-friendly program highlights natural and local history of our region. Tour includes a visit to the sugar shed to see a wood-stoked evaporator in action and activities to learn more about syrup making. Everyone will sample maple treats and children will have an opportunity to make a simple craft. Shop for Michigan-made maple syrup, cream, candy and more. Tours last 1.5 hours and start every half hour. Call 248-688-9703 for cost info or to register – or visit www.troynaturesociety.org.
Sunday, March 4 (10:30a-noon, 1p-2:30p, 3p-4:30p) and Sunday, March 18 (10:30a-noon, 1p-2:30p, 3p-4:30p)
Farmington Hills Maple Syrup Event – Maple Sugaring in Your Own Backyard
Heritage Park (24725 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI)
Celebrate one of the first signs of spring – discover the magic of making your own maple syrup from a maple tree. Identify and select a maple tree, collect the sap, boil it down, and turn it into delicious syrup. Please dress for the weather; a portion of the program is outdoors – Call the Nature Center at 248-477-1135 for cost info and to register.
Saturday, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24 (various times)
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Maple Sugaring
Indian Springs Metropark (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-7280, metroparks.com)
March brings warm days and freezing nights, just what is needed to encourage sap flow in maple trees. Join us to explore the history of maple sugaring! Learn how to identify and tap a maple tree, and then see how we boil the sap down to syrup. Enjoy delicious French toast sticks dipped in real maple syrup as the program concludes. Dress for the weather. Please preregister / call for times, 248-625-7280. Cost is $5. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 2p-4p
Madison Hts Maple Syrup Event – Maple Magic
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
Maple Syrup is an icon of our region. Learn to identify maple trees, take a hike to tap a tree and taste the sap. Learn the tools, tips and methods needed to make your own batch of maple syrup at home. Taste some sweet maple treats, and take home maple-based recipes. Call 248-858-0916 for cost info and to register.
Saturday, March 17, 2018 (3 sessions – 9a, 10a, or 11a)
Rochester Hills Maple Syrup Events – Sap to Syrup Pancake Breakfast
Van Hoosen Museum (1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306, 248-656-4663)
Visit the Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to see an old-fashioned sap-to-syrup from trees tapped right here in Rochester Hills. Sample some real maple syrup and enjoy a pancake breakfast complete with sausage, juice, and coffee. When purchasing tickets, please specify which sessions you would like to attend. Tickets are limited so purchase yours early. For more info / cost info, call 248-656-4673.
Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2018 – Macomb County
Saturdays and Sundays March 3, 4, 10, 11, from 10a-3p (each day)
Ray Maple Syrup Events – Maple Sweetness
Wolcott Mill Metropark (65775 Wolcott Road, Ray, MI 48096-1823, 586-749-5997, metroparks.com)
Explore how maple syrup is made and learn everything you need to know to accomplish making your own syrup at home! Identify maple trees, learn how to tap a tree, boil sap, see types of simple equipment and make related crafts. Contact 800-477-3175 or 586-749-5997 for price and registration info. Cost is $5. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.
Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2018 – Washtenaw County
Saturdays and Sundays in March at 10a, 11a & noon each of those days
Dexter Maple Syrup Event – Journey to the Sugar Bush
Hudson Mills Metropark (8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Take a journey to the sugar bush on a guided maple syrup tour. You will travel back in time and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. You may also get a chance to tap a tree. Be sure and enjoy the all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast. Contact 734-426-8211 for more info and to register. Cost is $5 adult / $3 child. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark.
Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2018 – Wayne County
Saturday, February 25, March 4, 11, 18 at 10a & 2p each day
Belleville Maple Syrup Event – Maple Sugaring Through the Ages & other Syruping Programs
Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center (17845 Savage Road, Belleville, MI 48111)
Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and hear the many ways the maple tree helped sustain early Americans. Other programs have you making your own syrup! Call for details. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center at 1-800-477-3182 or 734-782-3956.
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