Maple Syrup Festivals and Sugar Shacks for the Lansing Area

Maple Syrup Events are a Sure Sign Spring is Coming

Tapping the trees for maple syrup is a time-honored tradition in many areas, and a great sign that warmer weather is on its way. We’ve got a great roundup of all thing maple for you and your family to explore around Mid-Michigan this spring.

Watch syrup being made, eat all of the pancakes, and just enjoy nature.

Many events require registration – sign up soon!

Happy sugar shack season, Lansing.

Sugar Shack and Maple Syrup Festivals, and Pancake Breakfasts – Mid-Michigan

Saturday March 9, 2019

Maple Sugaring

Date: 03/09
Location: Woldumar Nature Center – 5739 Old Lansing Rd Lansing
Come learn about Michigan Maple Trees! We will learn about tree identification and be tapping a tree on a Naturalist guided hike. Join us for a craft in the Visitors Center where we will be creating maple sugar candies. The guided hike will begin at noon sharp. Please dress accordingly [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Maple Sugar Time at the Historic Van Raalte Farm

Date: 03/09
Location: VanRaalte Farm – 1076 E. 16th St. Holland
It’s maple sugar time! Come out to the historic Van Raalte Farm where the sap will be flowing and the sugar house will be steaming. Join us as we tap trees, gather sap, and watch the evaporator boil the liquid down into real maple syrup. There will be lots of [...]
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday March 16, 2019

Maple Syrup Festival

Date: 03/16
Location: Fenner Nature Center – 2020 East Mount Hope Avenue Lansing
Fenner Nature Center invites everyone to come and explore some of the natural and cultural history surrounding Michigan’s own “liquid gold” at the annual Maple Syrup Festival.  The festival offers numerous fun and educational demonstrations and activities for the whole family. Spend the day exploring how sap is turned into [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Maple Madness

Date: 03/16
Location: Dahlem Environmental Education Center – 7117 South Jackson Road Jackson
Maple Madness Interpretive Tours -- Dahlem’s maple sugaring operation is small but an ideal site to demonstrate the science of collecting maple tree sap and making our favorite tasty maple syrup topping. Sign up for an interpretive guided 1 1/2 hour tour at 12:00 pm or 2:00 pm to learn [...]
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Maple Sugar Time at the Historic Van Raalte Farm

Date: 03/16
Location: VanRaalte Farm – 1076 E. 16th St. Holland
It’s maple sugar time! Come out to the historic Van Raalte Farm where the sap will be flowing and the sugar house will be steaming. Join us as we tap trees, gather sap, and watch the evaporator boil the liquid down into real maple syrup. There will be lots of [...]
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday April 26, 2019

Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival

Date: 04/26
Location: Downtown Vermontville – Main Street Vermontville
Vermontville is the "granddaddy" of them all! We are the home of the original Maple Syrup Festival in Michigan. Our festival starts Friday evening, continues through Saturday and Sunday and is always held during the last full weekend in April.  We have something for everyone — Mid-America rides, talent show, [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday April 27, 2019

Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival

Date: 04/27
Location: Downtown Vermontville – Main Street Vermontville
Vermontville is the "granddaddy" of them all! We are the home of the original Maple Syrup Festival in Michigan. Our festival starts Friday evening, continues through Saturday and Sunday and is always held during the last full weekend in April.  We have something for everyone — Mid-America rides, talent show, [...]
Time: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sunday April 28, 2019

Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival

Date: 04/28
Location: Downtown Vermontville – Main Street Vermontville
Vermontville is the "granddaddy" of them all! We are the home of the original Maple Syrup Festival in Michigan. Our festival starts Friday evening, continues through Saturday and Sunday and is always held during the last full weekend in April.  We have something for everyone — Mid-America rides, talent show, [...]
Time: 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

More Fun Things to do with Your Family this Spring

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