• Chippewa Nature Center to Host Maple Syrup Day March 18

    March 14, 2023
    Jamie Hockstra
    Director of Marketing & Communications

    Chippewa Nature Center to Host Maple Syrup Day March 18

    When:             Saturday, March 18, 2023, 10 am-4 pm
    Where:            400 S Badour Rd, Midland
    Admission:    FREE for CNC members & all kids under age 18
                            $5 for non-member adults
    Pancake Meal (9 am-2 pm, separate ticket):
                            Ages 13+: $9 | Ages 3-12: $6 | CNC members receive a 20% discount
                            All under age 3: Free

    The woods and sugarhouse come to life as Chippewa Nature Center (CNC) hosts its annual Maple Syrup Day on Saturday, March 18 from 10 am to 4 pm with food and fun for all ages! Admission is free for CNC members and all children under age 18, and just $5 for nonmember adults.

    Visitors can take a wagon ride to the Sugarhouse to see the process of boiling sap into pure maple syrup. There will also be an 1870s sap boiling demonstration. Visitors can also 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, there will be a maple syrup story time and a maple puppet play. At the Homestead area, there will be maple games, crafts and a taste of “sugar on snow,” old fashioned maple syrup taffy.

    Visitors can also enjoy a pancake meal in the Visitor Center from 9 am-2 pm for $9 for ages 13 and up, $6 for ages 3-12 and free for children under age 3. Members receive a 20% discount. The menu includes unlimited pancakes with REAL maple syrup, sausage, apple sauce, milk and coffee. Visitors can also stop by the Nature Center Store for maple syrup, maple sugar, maple candy and other nature-based items for purchase.

    Venture out for food and fun at Maple Syrup Day! Advance ticket purchase to the event and the pancake meal are available at www.chippewanaturecenter.org/maple-syrup-day or at the door.

    To volunteer for Maple Syrup Day, contact volunteer@chippewanaturecenter.org or 989.631.0830.

    Maple Syrup Day is generously sponsored by Huntington Bank, Ace Hardware and Sports, Gambrell and Associates PLC, Jim Malek and Marianne and Fred McKelvy.
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    Chippewa Nature Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect all people with nature through educational, recreational and cultural experiences. Enjoy free admission to 19 miles of trails from dawn-to-dark, 365 days a year. The Visitor Center, located at 400 S Badour Rd, is open 8 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday and 12-5 pm. Sunday and select holidays. Learn more at www.chippewanaturecenter.org.