Maple Syrup Day

Date & Time

March 17, 2018 
10 am-4 pm

Event Admission

Members & Kids under 18: FREE!
Non-members age 18+: $4

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Pancake Meal

10 am–2 pm
Members Only: 9-10 am

Pancakes, real maple syrup, sausage, applesauce, milk and coffee

Members (age 13+): $6 | Members (age 3-12): $4 | Under 3: Free
*Members will receive the discounted pancake meal price the entire day.

Non-members (age 13+): $7 | Members (age 3-12): $5 | Under 3: Free

Event Overview

Crafts and hands-on activities in the Visitor Center will engage children of all ages as they discover the magic of maple syrup season. You can watch the Midland Woodcarvers create their amazing projects and join traditional skills expert Jim Miller as he shares how Native Americans lived in our area many years ago. Learn more through hands-on activities and demonstrations just outside the Visitor Center at the Wigwam. Visit the Nature Center Store to find sweet treats and other nature-based items.


When you’re ready to see the process of making maple syrup, take a wagon ride to the Sugarhouse where we boil sap into pure maple syrup. You’ll also find an 1870s sap boiling demonstration, and learn how to make syrup at home in small batches. Enjoy a guided tour of the sugarbush, practice tapping a tree and discover some sugarbush treasure with a St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt in the woods.

In the Schoolhouse, check out the maple puppet play (on the hour from 10 am-3 pm) or maple syrup story time (on the half-hour from 10:30 am-3:30 pm). Stop by the Homestead Cabin to enjoy the smell of maple recipes cooking on the wood stove, then swing by the Timber Frame Barn for a taste of “sugar on snow” as we make old fashioned maple syrup taffy.

To volunteer, contact Cathy Devendorf at or (989) 631-0830.


Friends Sponsors

Dennis and Barb Hurley
Dr. Marianne and Frederick McKelvy


Floyd Andrick
Douglas and Lorraine Jackson
John and Catherine Phillips

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