Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2023 – 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 2023 – Oakland County (FEATURED)
Sunday, February 26, 2023 from 11a-3:30p Saturday, March 4, 2023 and Sunday, March 5, 2023 from 11a-3:30p (multiple time slots) (Also March 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, & 26)
Milford Maple Syrup Events 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 maple tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native American camps 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. Real maple sugar products will be available for purchase. All ages. $5 per child / Adults FREE. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910. A Metroparks daily or annual vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. Permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.
Sunday, March 5 & Sunday, March 19, 2023 from 10:30a-5p each day
Farmington Hills Maple Syrup Events – Maple Sugaring in your Backyard
Heritage Park (24725 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan)
4, 1-hr time slots to choose from each day. Discover the basics of making maple syrup from your own Maple tree. Witness the process of collecting sap and boiling it down over a campfire. Enjoy a free syrup treat. Syrup products and sugaring supplies will be available for participants to purchase. All ages. $7. Pre-registration required. Hosted by the Farmington Hills Special Services Department. Pre-registration required. To register.
Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2023 – Macomb County (FEATURED)
Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 10a-2:30p (2 sessions available) (Also March 11, 18, & 25)
Shelby Twp Maple Syrup Events – Maple Sugaring
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
March is sugaring month. Learn the history of sugaring and how to identify maple trees. 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. All ages. $3 per child / $5 per adult. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113. A Metroparks daily or annual vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. Permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.
Saturdays & Sundays in March 4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26 from 10a-1p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Maple Sweetness
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Visit the wood-fired evaporator and discover how to turn sap into the sweet treat. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and tell you all about the process of harvesting, collecting, and processing maple sap into syrup. A self-guided hike along the nature trails will also be available for those wishing venture out into the sugarbush. A Metroparks daily or annual vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. Permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.
Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2023 – Washtenaw County (FEATURED)
February 25 & February 26, March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, & 19, 2023 from 10a-2p (multiple time slots available
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Journey to the Sugar Bush
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Learn how to tap a tree, and then visit the evaporator to see the sap being boiled into syrup. This program is predominantly outdoors, weather permitting. Portions of the program may be held inside dependent on weather. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult. Pre-register required online or by calling 734-426-8211. A Metroparks daily or annual vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. Permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.
Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2023 – Wayne County (FEATURED)
Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 10a-4p (also March 11)
New Boston Weekend Events – Maple Sugaring Through the Ages
Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center (17845 Savage Road, Belleville, MI 48111, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans. Learn about the history of maple sugaring before heading outside to visit three sugaring “camps.” While visiting these camps we will discover how maple sugaring has changed, and in many ways stayed the same, throughout history. All ages event. $4 per child / $6 per adult. Pre-registration required online or call 734-782-3956. A Metroparks daily or annual vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. Permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.
OTHER Syrup Events 2023
Saturday, February 18, 2023 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, February 18, 2023 from 1p-3:45p (2 sessions available)
Oakland Twp Maple Syrup Events – Tap the Sap
Cranberry Lake Park (338 W Predmore, Oakland, Michigan 48363)
Explore the history and techniques of tapping maple trees to collect sap which is turned into maple syrup. Learn important tips such as how to identify a suitable maple tree and how many taps can be placed in one tree. Practice finding and tapping trees. Taste different grades of maple syrup, maple sugar, and maple candy. Participants will be given their own tap kits to take home to make their own maple syrup. All family members in attendance must register. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. Hosted by Oakland Twp Recreation.
Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 11a-12:30p OR 1p-2:30p (2 sessions to choose from)
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. Ages 12+. Purchase tickets at rochesterhills.org. or at eventbrite.
Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 1:30p-3:30p
Madison Hts Maple Syrup Events – Homeschool Series – The Sweetest Season
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Learn about the sugaring process, tap a tree in our sugar bush; and hike the storybook trail to read The Sweetest Season by Michigan author Elisa Kerr. Sample maple treats and take home some maple recipes to make yourself. All ages are welcome. Cost is $10/person. Preregistration with payment required by calling 248-858-0916. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.
Saturday, March 4, March 11, and March 18 2023 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 every 15 minutes. Call 248-688-9703 for cost info or to register – or visit www.troynaturesociety.org.
Saturday, March 9, and Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 9a-2p each day (hourly time slots available)
Novi Maple Syrup Events – MSU Tollgate Farm MapleFest
MSU Tollgate Farm (28115 Meadowbrook Rd, Novi, MI 48377, 248-347-0269, www.canr.msu.edu/tollgate)
This family-friendly event begins with a wagon tour out to the Sugar Bush where you will tour the Sugar Shack, learn how to tap a tree, explore the history of maple tapping and more. Pre-registration is required. Hosted by MSU Tollgate Farm. 2024 DATES
Saturdays and Sundays March 11, 12, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, April 1, 2 From 12:30 – 5p. Tours depart every half hour
Northville Twp Maple Syrup Event – Making Maple Syrup Tours
Maybury 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. Pre-registration not required. Some tickets will be sold at the door. Hosted by Northville Community Foundation.
Sunday, March 12 at 11a & 2p (2 sessions to choose from)
Rochester Hills Maple Syrup Events – Maple Madness
Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve (333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307, 248-656-0999)
Learn to identify the sweetest trees and taste their sap for yourself. Discover how maple sap becomes other maple products at the campfire. Pre-registration required. Call 248-656-0999. Hosted by Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve.
Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 9a-12:30p (3 time slots available)
Rochester Hills Maple Syrup Events – Sap to Syrup Pancake Breakfast
Bloomer Park (345 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307)
Visit Bloomer Park and our Sugar Bush to see an old-fashioned sap-to-syrup boiling operation. We will be making 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. Pre-registration is required. All ages welcome, children 2 and under are free. Tickets are limited so purchase yours early. Purchase tickets at rochesterhills.org. or at eventbrite.
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