Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2017 – 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 2017 – Oakland County
Friday, February 24 from 7:30p-8:30p, Sunday, February 26 from 1p-2:30p, Saturday, March 12 from 1p-2:30p, and Saturday, March 18, 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 (2/24), Tap That Tree (2/26), and Sweet Treats (3/18)! Pre-registration required. Call 248-656-0999.
Saturdays and Sundays March 4 through March 26 from noon-3p
Milford Maple Syrup Event – Maple’s Sweet Story
Kensington Metropark (2240 W Buno Rd, Milford, MI)
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 camp to hear and see how these techniques have changed through the years. Then 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 and real maple sugar products will be available for sale and the Farmhouse Grille will have pancakes available to purchase as well. Tours begin every ½ hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors. (Please dress appropriately!) Call 248-684-8632 for cost info and to register.
Saturdays and Sundays March 4 through March 26 4 Sessions – 1p, 1:45p, 2:30p, 3:15p
Northville Twp Maple Syrup Event – 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. Call 248-374-0200 for cost info and registration info.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 9a-3p
Troy Maple Syrup Event – Maple Syrup Time
Stage Nature Center (6685 Coolidge Highway, Troy, Michigan 48098)
This program starts with a short introduction to maple syruping indoors and then participants can hike the trails to see how sap is collected. Afterwords, participants will stop in the sugar shed and see the wood-stocked sap evaporator in action. The tour finishes with syrup tasting over warm mini-pancakes! Presentations will begin every half hour between 9a and 3p. Call 248-688-9703 for cost info or to register – or visit www.troynaturesociety.org.
Saturday, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 19 (various times)
White Lake Maple Syrup Event – Maple Sugaring
Indian Springs Metropark (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386)
March brings warm days and freezing nights, just what is needed to encourage sap flow in maple trees. Join us as we demonstrate how to identify and tap a maple, and then boil the sap down to syrup. Enjoy delicious French toast sticks dipped in real maple syrup. Dress for weather, mud and ice. Please preregister, 248-625-7280.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 2p-4p
Madison Hts Maple Syrup Event – Maple Magic DIY
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.
Sunday, March 12, 2017 from noon-4p
Bloomfield Hills Maple Syrup Event – Maple Festival
Cranbrook Institute of Science (39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 248-645-3245, science.cranbrook.edu)
One of the Institute’s most popular annual events, Maple Festival immerses the visitor in all things related to the maple sugaring process, what Native Americans called sinzibukwud. 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. Craft stations and hands-on table top activities, timed planetarium shows, and self-guided walks to the Sugarin’ Hut will be available. The Science Shop will feature Michigan made maple products to celebrate the day. Festival tickets are $18 for adults, and $15 for children ages 3-12. Questions or to register, call 248-645-3245.
Sunday, March 12 (10:30a-noon, 1p-2:30p, 3p-4:30p) and Sunday, March 26 (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 18, 2017 from 2p-4p
Clarkston Weekend Event – Maple Magic
Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI)
Around the world, maple syrup is an icon of our region. Learn to identify maple trees, take a hike to tap a tree and taste the sap. Also learn the tools, tips and methods to make your own batch of maple syrup at home. Taste some sweet maple treats and take home maple-based recipes. Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays.
Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 1p-2:15p or 2:30p-3:45p
Oakland Twp Maple Syrup Event – Monster Maples
Cranberry Lake Park (388 W Predmore Road, Oakland Charter Township, MI 48363)
Visit the monster maples at Cranberry Lake Park. Inside you’ll learn a bit about the tools, techniques and history of maple sugaring. Outside you’ll learn how to identify maple trees and learn how to tap a tree. Then warm up inside again & learn how to boil sap down to syrup, do some taste testing and have a maple themed snack. Each participating family will get to take home a tapping kit of their own with the basic supplies needed to tap their own tree. Dress for the weather. Register by March 17. Call 248-651-7810, ext. 405, for cost info and to register.
Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2017 – Macomb County
Sundays March 5 (12, 19, and 22) and Saturdays March 4 (11,18, and 25), and Sunday March 6 (and 19, 20, 26 dates) from 10a-3p (each day)
Ray Maple Syrup Event – Maple Sweetness
Wolcott Mill Metropark (65775 Wolcott Road, Ray, MI 48096-1823)
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.
Saturday, March 18 & Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 11a-3p (each day)
Ray Maple Syrup Event – Maple Syrup Festival
Wolcott Mill Metropark (65775 Wolcott Road, Ray, MI 48096)
Visit stations throughout the park and learn how maple syrup is made. Make a craft, taste test syrup and warm up by the bonfire. The blacksmith shop will be open and working. Maple products and tree tapping kits will be available for purchase. Enjoy pancakes, sausage and real maple syrup throughout the day for an additional fee. For more information, call 586-749-5997.
Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2017 – Washtenaw County
Saturdays March 5, 11, 18, and 25 and Sundays, March 5, 12, 19, and 26 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)
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.
Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2017 – 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.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 1p-2:30p and 1:30p-3p
Dearborn Maple Syrup Event – 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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