Programs and Events Michigan Maple Syrup Association

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Here are some of the upcoming events and programs offered by Michigan Maple Producers, grouped by location around Michigan.


Southeast

Cranbrook Institute of Science
1221 N. Woodward
Bloomefield Hills, MI  48303
Information: Laurie Schutt 248-645-3232
 
Maple Syruping (2002)
Dates: February 26, 27 (2002)
Times: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pancake Breakfast (2002)
Dates: Members: February 26 (2002)
Public: February 27 (2002)
Cost: Adults: $12.00, Children: $7.00
(Includes maple program and museum admission)

Drayton Plains Nature Center
2125 Denby Drive
Waterford, MI 48329
Information: Rhea Thomas 248-674-2119
 
Maple Syrup Program (2002)
Dates: February & March (2002)
Cost: $3.75 per person
Groups only (minimum 10 people)

E.L. Johnson Nature Center
3325 Franklin Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Information: Dan Badgley, 248-339-3497
 
A Day In The Sugarbush (2002)
Dates: Saturday, March 18th (2002)

Greenfield Village
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124
Information & pre-register: 313-982-6100, ext. 6001
 
current  Maple Sugaring at Greenfield Village (2004)
(Open to School Groups only)
Dates: Feb. 25-27, March 3-5, 10-12 & 17-19 (2004)
Cost: $12.00 per student
$6.50 per adult leader
teachers are free

Hudson Mills Metropark
8801 N Territorial Rd
Dexter, MI 48130
Information/Reservations: 734-426-8211 or 800-477-3191
 
current  Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush (2004)
Dates: Feb. 28-29, March 7, 13-14, 20-21 & 27-28 (2004)
Cost: $2.00 per person
current  Pancake Breakfast (2004)
Dates: Feb. 28-29, March 7, 13-14, 20-21 & 27-28 (2004)
Times: 9:00am-2:00pm
Cost: $3.50 per person

Independence Oaks County Park
Lewis E. Wint Nature Center
9501 Sashabaw
Clarkston, MI 48348
Information: Naturalist Staff 248-625-6473
 
current  Maple Magic (2004)
Dates: March 7 (2004)
Times: 10:00-11:30am or 1:30-3:00pm
Cost: $2.00 per person
current  Maple Magic Pancake Brunch (2004)
Dates: March 7 (2004)
Times: 11:30am-1:30pm
Cost: ?

Indian Springs Metropark
5200 Indian Trail Route #2
White Lake, MI 48386
Information: Staff Member, 248-625-7280
 
Maple Sugaring (2002)
Dates: Weekends in March (2002)
Weekday school tours available
(Call for information)
Times: Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sundays, Noon to 3:00 p.m.

Kensington Farm Center
2240 W. Buno Rd.
Milford, MI
Information: Deb Cavallaro, 248-685-1561
 
current  Maple’s Sweet Story (2004)
Dates: School Groups (by appointment): weekdays in March, on the hour (2004)
Families & Individuals: weekends in March, 12:00-3:00
Cost: No Charge

Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center
6685 Coolidge Hwy.
Troy, MI 48098
Reservations: Staff 248-524-3567
Information: www.ci.troy.mi.us/parks/OEC/NatureCenter.asp
 
current  Maple Syrup Time(2004)
Dates: Scout Groups: March 20, 9:30am-4:15pm (2004)
Families & Individuals: March 6 & 13, 9:30am-4:15pm (2004)
Cost: $2.00 per person, 4 & under free

University of Michigan-Dearborn
Natural Areas Department
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
Information: Rick Simek, 313-593-5338
 
Maple Sugaring - Tree Tapping (2002)
Dates: February 5 (2002)
Times: 1:00pm
Maple Sugaring - Syruping Demo (2002)
Dates: March 11 (2002)
Times: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 p.m.

Southwest

Buchanan Community Schools Outdoor Education
Buchanan School Farm
410 Moccasin
Buchanan, MI 49107
Information: Mark Nixon, 269-695-8408
 
Maple Syrup Making Time (2002)
(Education Program for 4th Graders)
Dates: February / March (weather dependent) (2002)

DeGraaf Nature Center
600 Graafschap Rd.
Holland, MI  49423
Information: 616-355-1057
 
current  Maple Sugar Day (2004)
(Talk & slide show, a visit to the sugarbush, demonstration of tapping a tree, and a taste of finished syrup)
Dates: March 13 (2004)
Times: 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Cost: $1.00 per person, Please call to register
current  A Day in the Sugar Bush (2004)
Dates: March 20 (2004)
Times: 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: No fee, No pre-registration required

Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
Information: Kit Almy, 616-381-1574 (www.naturecenter.org)
 
Maple Sugar Festival (2002)
Dates: March 18 (2002)
Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm (2002)
Cost: Admission charged, pancake brunch also available.

Sarett Nature Center
2300 Benton Harbor Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Information: Chuck or Kathy, 616-927-4832
 
current  Maple Sugar Madness (2004)
Dates: March 6 (2004)
Times: 3:00pm
current  Maple Program for School Groups (2004)
Dates: Tours every day during March(2004)

Blandford Nature Center
2300 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Information: Staff, 616-453-6192
Registration: 616-559-3133
 
current  School & Scout Group Tours (2004)
Dates: Weekdays during March (2004)
Cost: $2.00 per student, Registration necessary
current  Sugarbush Festivals (2004)
Dates: March 13-14, 20-21 & 27-28 (2004)
Times: 12:00noon-5:00pm
Cost: $3.00 per adult, $2.00 per student

Central


Dahlem Environmental Ed Center
7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201
Information: Diane Valen, Program Coordinator, 517-782-3453
 
Maple Sugaring (2002)
Dates: February 29 through March 28 (2002)
Times: Times vary
Babes in Sugarland (2002)
(pre-schoolers)
Dates: March 29, 31 (2002)
Times: Every half hour, 9:00am to 3:00pm

For-Mar Nature Preserve
2142 N. Genesee Road
Burton, MI 48509-1209
Information: Diantha Martin, Head Naturalist, 810-789-8567
 
Public Sugar Bush Program (2002)
Dates: March 18 & 25 (2002)
Times: 2:00pm
Cost: $1.50 per person
Annual Pancake Breakfast (2002)
Dates: March 26 (2002)
Times: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Cost: Adults $4.00, children $2.00
School and Private Group Programs (2002)
Dates: March 13-March 25 (2002)
Times: Call for details.

Chippewa Nature Center
400 S. Badour Rd.
Midland, MI 48640
Information: Shelly Koop, Publicity Coordinator 989-631-0830
 
current  Maple Syrup Day (2004)
Dates: March 20 (2004)
Times: 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: CNC members free, $3.00 per nonmember age 18 or up
current  Pancake Breakfast (2004)
Dates: March 20 (2004)
Times: 11:00am-2:00pm
Cost: Ages 13 & up: $6.00
Ages 3-12: $4.00
Under 3: free

Fenner Nature Center
2020 E. Mt. Hope
Lansing, MI 48910
Information: Clara Bratton, 517-483-4224
 
Maple Syrup Festival (2002)
Dates: March 18, 19 (2002)
Times: 11:00am-4:00pm

Vermontville, MI
Southwest of Lansing, MI
Information: 517-726-0394 or 517-726-0670 (www.vermontvillemaplesyrupfestival.com)
 
Maple Syrup Festival (all years)
Dates: Last full weekend in April
Times: Several programs throughout the weekend

Upper Lower Peninsula


Hartwick Pines State Park
Michigan Forest Visitor Center
4216 Ranger Road
Grayling, MI 49738
Information: Craig Kasmer, Park Interpreter 989-348-2537
 
current  Maple Syrup Day (2004)
Dates: March 20 (2004)
Times: 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: No fee, Motor Vehicle Permit required for park entry
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