Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2020

Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2020 – 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!

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Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2020 – Oakland County

Saturday, March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 2020 from 11a-2:30p
Milford Maple Syrup Events – Maple’s Sweet Story
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, 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 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. Real maple sugar products and pancakes will be available for purchase. Tours begin every ½ hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under two are FREE. All Ages. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today. Hosted by the Metroparks. UPDATE 3/13 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, this event has been canceled.

Sunday, March 1 (10:30a-noon, 1p-2:30p, 3p-4:30p) and Sunday, March 15 (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. Hosted by Farmington Hills Special Services (Recreation Department)

Saturdays and Sundays March 7-8 through March 28-29 Tours depart at 1p, 1:30p, 2p, 2:30p, 3p, 3:30p, 4p, 4:30p
Northville Twp Maple Syrup Event – Making Maple Syrup Tours
Maple Syrup eventMaybury Farm (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. Hosted by Northville Community Foundation. UPDATE 3/16 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, these events has been canceled.

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 1p
Rochester Hills Maple Syrup Events – Making Maple Syrup
Bloomer Park (345 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307)
Learn the first steps to make your own Maple Syrup. From identifying various species of maple tree, to the tree tapping process and sap boiling setup. You’ll leave with all the knowledge you need to make your own syrup and the Spile, Tubing, and Bucket to tap your own Maple Tree. This program is held rain or shine so come dressed for the weather and a walk through the woods. Purchase tickets at rochesterhills.org.

Saturday, February 22 from 1p-2:30p, Friday, February 28, from 7:30p-8:30p, and Saturday, March 14, 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 (2/28), Tap That Tree (2/22), and Sweet Treats (3/14). Pre-registration required. Call 248-656-0999. Hosted by Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve.

Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 9a-noon 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)
Start out with a meal of pancakes covered in Tollgate syrup accompanied by sausage and coffee and hot chocolate. Then you’ll jump on the hay wagon out to the sugar bush to participate in a tree tapping, visit the colonial sugar camp, watch sap get turned to syrup in the sugar shack and check out Max the draft horse getting to work. A hands-on, maple-flavored event for the whole family.

Saturday, March 7, March 14, and March 21 2020 at 9a-3p
Troy Maple Syrup Events – Maple Syrup Time
maple syrupStage 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. UPDATE 3/16 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, these events have been canceled.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 (3 1 hr 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. Hosted by the City of Rochester Hills.

Saturday, March 14 & Saturday, March 21 from 11a-2p
White Lake Maple Syrup Events – Maple Sugaring: Sweet Science
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
explore the science behind the tradition with hands-on experiments and demonstrations in an open-house-style event. Watch how water moves from the “ground floor” to the top of maple trees, explore the chemistry of different sugar solutions and test your sweet tooth with syrup tasting, watch a viscosity race, and much more. After investigating science in the lab, take a journey out to the woods to see the tapped maple trees and the sap boiling in progress. Bottles of Michigan maple syrup will be available for purchase. Dress for the weather. $5. All Ages. Pre-registration required. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today. Hosted by the Metroparks. UPDATE 3/13 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, these events have been canceled.

Friday, March 20, 2020 from 6p-7:30p
Oakland Twp Maple Syrup Events – Boiled Sugar Campfire
Lost Lake Nature Park (846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland, Michigan 48363)
Hear a couple of legends about the origin of maple syrup, and go through the complete history of the maple sugaring process as it evolved over time. Boil down sap to turn into syrup, and each family will get a little bit to take home. Enjoy maple-glazed s’mores to go along with the stories. Must pre-register in advance. 248-651-7810. Hosted by Oakland Twp Recreation. UPDATE 3/13 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, this event has been canceled.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 at noon, 1p, or 2p (3 sessions)
West Bloomfield Maple Syrup Events – Maple Sugaring Brunch
Orchard Lake Schools (3535 Commerce Rd, Orchard Lake, MI 48324)
Celebrate the start of spring with a maple syrup pancake brunch. The event will be hosted by Orchard Lake Schools and West Bloomfield Parks. Guests will see a historical sap to syrup demonstration, learn about the other benefits of maple trees and enjoy warm pancakes topped with local maple syrup. Event also includes – tree identification, maple sugaring history, Native American crafts, a bucket coopering demonstration and an interactive nature table. $10. UPDATE 3/16 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, this event has been canceled. Pre-registration required at https://www.wbparks.org/maplesugaring.html

Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2020 – Macomb County

March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 from 10a-3p
Ray Maple Syrup Events – Maple Sweetness
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Learn how to identify and tap maple trees. Then visit a wood-fired evaporator and discover how maple sap becomes maple syrup. There will be syrup taste-testing and a sweet treat after the program. Maple items and kits will be available for purchase. Fun for all ages. All ages event. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under two are FREE. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today. Hosted by the Metroparks. UPDATE 3/13 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, this event has been canceled.

Saturday, March 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2020 from 10a-4p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Maple Sugaring
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Learn the history of sugaring and how to identify maple trees. Guided hike into the spring woods to tap a maple tree. Afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of boiling the sap into rich maple syrup, see it first hand and enjoy a sweet treat. All Ages. $5. Under 2 FREE. Pre-registration required. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today. Hosted by the Metroparks. UPDATE 3/13 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, this event has been canceled.

Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2020 – Washtenaw County

March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 10a, 11a, & noon
Dexter Maple Syrup Events – Journey to the Sugar Bush
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup. There is no better way to finish out the cold days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge. $3 child / $5 adult. Breakfast $4 child / $6 adult. All ages. Pre-registration required. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today. Hosted by the Metroparks. UPDATE 3/13 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, this event has been canceled.

Monday, March 30, 2020 at 10a
Dexter Maple Syrup Events – Maple Sugar Magic
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree and get a chance to taste sap. Visit an evaporator to see and smell the sap being boiled into syrup and create a maple craft to take home. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $5 per person. All ages event Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today. Hosted by the Metroparks. UPDATE 3/13 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, this event has been canceled.

Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2020 – Wayne County

maple syrup eventSaturday, February 15, 2020 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. All ages event. Dress for outdoor conditions. Call for more info or to register. Hosted by U of M Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center.

Saturday, March 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 10a
Belleville Maple Syrup Events – Maple Sugaring Through the Ages
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
See the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans. Hear the Native American legend of how our First Nations discovered maple sugaring, how early Europeans collected sap to make syrup, and see a more modern method for developing the sweet stuff. Tap a tree to finish off this family program. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center at 1-800-477-3182 or 734-782-3956. Cost is $6 adult / $4 child. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today. Hosted by the Metroparks. UPDATE 3/13 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, this event has been canceled.

Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 1p-2:30p
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 for more info or to register. Hosted by U of M Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center.

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