Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2021

Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2021 – 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 2021 – Oakland County

Saturday, February 20, 2021 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. or at eventbrite.

Saturday, February 27 from 11:30a-12:30p or 10a-11a (2 Sessions), Sunday, March 7, 2021, from 10a-11a or 11:30p-12:30p (2 Sessions)
Rochester Hills Maple Syrup Events – Maple Sugaring
Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve (333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307, 248-656-0999)
A quick look at how maple syrup is made from sap and venture out into our woods to tap a tree and see the sweet process up close.. Pre-registration required. Call 248-656-0999. Hosted by Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve.

February 28, March 6, 7, 14, 21, 28 from 11a-3:30p
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.

maple syrupSaturday, March 6, March 13, and March 20 2021 from TBD
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.

Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 3p-4p
Madison Hts Syrup Events – Maple Magic
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
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. Take home a sweet maple treat and maple-based recipes. $6/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays. No weekend registration. All programs will take place outdoors – under a tent, or on a trail. Dress for the weather. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Sunday, March 7 and Sunday, March 21 (10:30a-11:30a, noon-1p, 2p-3p, and 3:30p-4:30p) (4 sessions each day)
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)

Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 1p-2:30p
Oakland Twp Maple Syrup Events – History of Maple Sugaring
Cranberry Lake Park (338 W Predmore, Oakland, Michigan 48363)
Learn a little about how this treat was first discovered, the advancements in the technology that allowed us to harvest and produce enough for the world, and the science behind how this sticky confectionary is even possible. Participants will be given their own tap kits to take home to make their own maple syrup at home. 248-651-7810. Hosted by Oakland Twp Recreation.

March 13 & 20 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)
Travel out to the woods to see the tapping of maple trees, sap collection, and visit the evaporator to learn about the boiling of maple sap. This program is entirely outdoors and runs every hour. You can expect to walk about one-mile on gravel nature trails. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Dress for the weather. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under two free. All Ages. Pre-registration required 3 days before each program. 2021 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today. Hosted by the Metroparks.

Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 3p-4p
Clarkston Maple Syrup Events – Maple Magic
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 248-625-6473)
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. Take home a sweet maple treat and maple-based recipes. $6/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays. No weekend registration. All programs will take place outdoors – under a tent, or on a trail. Dress for the weather. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Maple Syrup eventSaturday, March 20, 2021 (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.

Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2021 – Macomb County

Saturdays & Sundays in March from 11a-2p (1-hour tours begin every 1/2 hour) on March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Maple Sweetness
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Learn the history of one of the first crops harvested each year. Join Wolcott Mill staff for a short hike to the woods where participants will learn how to identify and tap maple trees. Then visit a wood-fired evaporator and discover how maple sap becomes maple syrup. Maple items and kits will be available for purchase. Tours begin every half hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors. Participants will walk about half a mile over uneven ground. Face coverings are required. All ages event. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 FREE. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. 2021 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today. Hosted by the Metroparks.

March 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10a-3:30p (1.5 hour sessions)
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Maple Sugaring
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Learn about maple sugaring and maple syrup. Explore the history of sugaring and how to identify and care for maple trees. Hike a half-mile on the nature trails, into the spring woods, to tap a maple tree and afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of boiling the sap into rich maple syrup. Guests will see how you could set up your own backyard evaporator system. This program is entirely outdoors, lasts approximately an hour and a half and runs every two hours. Face coverings and social distancing are required. All ages. $5 per person. Pre-registration is required at least 1 day in advance. 10a-11:30a, noon-1:30p, 2p–3:30p. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. 2021 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today. Hosted by the Metroparks.

Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2021 – Washtenaw County

March 6,7,13,14,20,21, from 10a-3p
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 across a field to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Watch how to tap a tree, and then visit the evaporator to 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. Each participant will get a take-home craft too. Tours run every hour. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance. All ages. $5 per person, children under 2 Free. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. 2021 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today. Hosted by the Metroparks.

Michigan Maple Syrup Events 2021 – Wayne County

Sunday, March 7 from 2p-3:30p & Saturday, March 13 from 2p-3:30p
Oakwoods Metropark 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 during this fun program. We will be learning about the history of maple sugaring as guests visit three sugaring “camps.” Preregistration is required at least 1 day in advance. For more information or to register, call Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center at 1-800-477-3182 or 734-782-3956. Cost is $5 adult / $3 child. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. 2021 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today. Hosted by the Metroparks.

PREVIOUS EVENTS / 2020

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 – CANCELLED FOR 2021
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. Hosted by Northville Community Foundation. UPDATE 3/16 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, these events has been canceled.

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.

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

MACOMB

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.

WASHTENAW

WAYNE COUNTY

Saturday, 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, 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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