MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL

March is Maple Syrup Month at Fenner Nature Center! This year in place of the festival, we are offering several different ways to celebrate this sweet season.

MAPLE SYRUP SATURDAYS

MARCH 13 & 27

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days

You are invited to sign up for a 10-person tour of our Sugarbush. 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.

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.

Tickets are $15 for Fenner Conservancy Members and $20 for Non-Members. 

Click HERE to purchase your ticket for March 13.

Click HERE to purchase your ticket for March 27.

REGISTRATION OPENS FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 AT 10 A.M.

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.

MAPLE SYRUP MARCH

IN THE VISITOR CENTER

If you’re not able to attend a tour, you’re still welcome to stop by our Visitor Center in March, anytime during its open hours, to check out our maple-themed exhibits and activities. Our maple syrup and maple products will also be available for sale. 

Please note, maple cotton candy will ONLY be available March 13 & 27.

The Visitor Center hours are Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.