Maple Syrup Day

Date & Time

March 18, 2023 • 10 am-4 pm

Pancake Meal • 9 am-2 pm

Event Admission

FREE for CNC Members and ALL kids under 18
Just $5/non-member adult!

Please note: Pancake Meal is a separate ticket
Advanced purchase of pancake meal tickets recommended.
Day-of meal tickets dependent on availability. 

Purchase MSD Admission and Pancake Meal Tickets

Maple Syrup Day Overview

The woods and sugarhouse come to life in March as we make maple syrup at Chippewa Nature Center. Celebrate the ‘syruping season’ at CNC’s annual Maple Syrup Day festival with activities for all ages! 

Take a wagon ride to the Sugarhouse to see how 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 or discover some sugarbush treasure with a scavenger hunt in the woods. Completed scavenger hunts will be entered into a prize drawing.

Near the schoolhouse, check out maple syrup story time (on the hour from 10 am-3 pm) or the maple puppet play (on the half hour from 10:30 am-3:30 pm). Head over to the Homestead area for maple games, crafts and a taste of “sugar on snow” as we make old fashioned maple syrup taffy.

In the Visitor Center, stop by the Nature Center Store for maple treats and other nature-based items for purchase. Event and pancake meal tickets may be purchased online before the festival.

Venture out for food and fun at Maple Syrup Day!

Activities subject to change

Pancake Meal
9 am-2 pm

Menu includes:
• unlimited pancakes with REAL maple syrup
• sausage and apple sauce
• milk and coffee

Pancake Meal Pricing (CNC members receive a 20% discount!):
$9 (ages 13 and up), $6 (ages 3-12), free for children under age 3

Visit the calendar for a full list of maple syrup related events!

Purchase MSD Admission and Pancake Meal Tickets

Volunteer for Maple Syrup Day

To volunteer, contact or 989.631.0830.


Join the Sap Collection Team!Sap Collection Team

Help CNC staff collect maple sap to turn into sweet maple syrup! Weather conditions determine whether the sap will flow, so if it’s a sap collecting day, you will receive an email by 1 pm inviting you to meet CNC staff at 3 pm at the Sugarhouse for collection. If you’re available that day, we welcome you to come out, lend a hand and enjoy some time in the woods during this magical season.

Join the Sap Collection Team

2022 Friends Sponsors

Jim Malek
Marianne & Fred McKelvy

Mark & Laura Freed

Become a Friends of CNC Maple Syrup Day Sponsor

Sponsor-a-Sap Bucket