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Maple Syrup Saturday
March 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
This year, in place of the Maple Syrup Festival, you’re invited to register for a 10-person Maple Syrup Saturday tour.
Led by a Fenner tour guide, you will visit stations like the Modern Evaporator, the Historic Syruping Methods and the Hitching Demonstration to learn about this forest-to-table product, how it is harvested and how it is tied to our Michigander heritage. Participants will also have the opportunity to try tapping a tree, carrying sap yokes and other hands-on demonstrations. Each tour runs 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Tickets are $15 for Fenner Conservancy Members and $20 for Non-Members.
Pre-registration is recommended, as walk-in tour slots are limited. For Member pricing, please call us at 517-483-4224 during our Visitor Center hours: Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
With your ticket you will receive:
- A bottle of local maple syrup
- A personal-size take-and-bake pancake kit
- A Maple Syrup Saturday Program & Trail Map
- A guaranteed spot in your selected time slot
You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional syrup, maple products and maple cotton candy on those Saturdays.
Between tours, each station will be sanitized in preparation for the next group. Participants will be required to wear masks for the duration of their tour, even outside, and will be required to sanitize their hands upon arrival. Additional hand sanitizer will be provided at each station. Fenner Nature Center will also record participants’ contact information for contact tracing purposes.