Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2018

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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 31 – 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. *Dates/times subject to change depending on weather.

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, and Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 9a-3p each day
Novi Maple Syrup Events – MSU Tollgate Farm Maple Tapping and Pancake Feast
MSU Tollgate Farm (28115 Meadowbrook Rd, Novi, MI 48377, 248-347-0269, www.canr.msu.edu/tollgate)
Seatings every hour from 9a-1p. Identify and tap a maple tree, tour the sugar shack and watch sap turn to syrup, take a wagon ride and tackle historical tools. Prior to the 2-hour program, enjoy a pancake celebration and head to our historic, 19th-century barn for some syrup related activities. Pancakes, coffee, cocoa, sausages and of course, real maple syrup will be provided. Eat and grab a cup of coffee before your 2-hour program. Enjoy entertainment in the 19th century barn while you eat and relax. Adults $15, Children 3-12 $12, Children 2 and under are FREE.

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.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 from noon-4p
Bloomfield Hills Maple Syrup Events – Maple Festival
Cranbrook Institute of Science (39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 248-645-3245, science.cranbrook.edu)
In addition to maple-themed snacks, guests are invited to learn about the science of maple syrup production, listen to the story of sugaring in Colonial North America and taste the pure sweetness of homemade maple candy. In addition to craft stations and hands-on table top activities, timed planetarium shows, story hour and a self-guided walk to the maple evaporator will also be available. Don’t forget to stop in the Science Shop during your visit to pick up featured Michigan made maple products to celebrate the day. Festival tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for children ages 3-12. Questions, call 248-645-3245. To register, visit science.cranbrook.edu/explore/programs/events.

Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 11a-1p
Novi Maple Syrup Events – MSU Tollgate Farm Sugar Bush Pre-K Soiree
MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center (28115 Meadowbrook Rd, Novi, MI 48377)
A developmentally appropriate maple sugaring experience for children ages 2-5 to investigate how maple syrup ends up on a pancake. Cost – $5 / person (no registration necessary, fee to be paid with cash or check upon arrival. For more info, call 248-347-0269.

Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2018 – Macomb County

March 3, 10, 17, and 31 at 1p
Shelby Twp Syrup Events – Maple Sugaring
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Learn the history of maple sugaring and how to identify maple trees. You will take a hike in the spring woods to tap a maple. Return to the campfire to warm up and then learn the process of boiling the sap into rich maple syrup. End the program with a special treat. Ages 4 and up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. Cost is $5. A Metro parks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. 2018 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

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 17, 2018 from 1p-3p
Dearborn Maple Syrup Events – Public Tree Tapping
University of Michigan Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center (4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, Michigan, phone 313-593-5338)
Help tap the trees to kick off the anticipated sap run. Use hand drills to make holes in suitably-sized maple trees, and hang sap buckets from spouts tap into the holes. In addition to tapping some trees, you’ll find out how to identify the proper trees to tap. Children should be 7 years or old to tap a tree. Dress for outdoor conditions. Call to register.

Saturday, February 25, March 3, 10, 17 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.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 1p-2:30p and 1:30p-3p
Dearborn Maple Syrup Events – Maple Syrup Public Tour
University of Michigan Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center (4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, Michigan, phone 313-593-5338)
Take a leisurely stroll with an EIC interpreter to the tapped maple trees, stopping along the way to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature in late winter. Conclude by gathering ‘round the maple syrup stove for demonstration of how sap is turned into sweet maple syrup. Everyone who attends will be offered a sample taste of fresh maple syrup made by EIC “syrup chefs.” All ages welcome. Call to register.

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