Maple Sugaring Days

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First maple sugaring event coming in March 2023!

Join us March 4-5, 2023, from 10 am-3 pm for Maple Sugaring Days, the first-ever maple sugaring event at the Lakeshore. Come experience the sugaring process through time. Learn the history of maple sugaring from the Anishinaabe, then travel to the present day at the Olsen Farm. End your adventure by sampling warm syrup or making maple taffy.

The event is free with a park pass.

The fun includes:

  • a guided hike,
  • a visit to a historic sugar shack,
  • sap boiling demonstrations,
  • kid's activities,
  • and maple syrup sampling.

Maple Sugaring Days is presented by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in partnership with Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear. To learn more about how you can help support the park, visit

Check for additions to this page as details are confirmed.

Dechow Farm:
3991 W Harbor Hwy, Maple City, MI 49664

Olsen Farm:
3164 W Harbor Hwy, Maple City, MI 49664

Last updated: January 26, 2023

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