Maple Syrup Time 2020

Important Notice: Our interpretive building will be closed to the public from March 16th through April 6th during which time, all events and programs will be cancelled. The nature center trails will remain open to the public from dawn to dusk daily. Click here for details.

Take a guided hike through the sugar bush of the Stage Nature Center! Discover how maple trees make sugar and people through the ages have harvested it. This family-friendly program highlights natural and local history of our region. Learn how people processed maple sugar 100 years ago and see similarities in the process of collecting, boiling and drawing off maple syrup today. Tour includes a visit to the sugar shed to see the wood-stoked evaporator in action and activities to learn more about syrup making.

Everyone will sample maple treats and children will have an opportunity to make a simple craft. Shop for Michigan-made maple syrup, cream, candy and more provided by the Troy Historic Village’s Gift Shop.

Tours last 1.5 hours and start every half hour between 9 am and 3 pm. Register in advance for a specific day and time. Walk-ins are welcome the day of the program on a space available basis only.

Children under 4 are free
Children ages 4-12 years: $6
Teen & Adults: $9
TNS & THS Members: $6

Please click a time slot below to register

March 7March 14March 21
9:00 – 10:309:00 – 10:309:00 – 10:30
9:30 – 11:009:30 – 11:009:30 – 11:00
10:00 – 11:3010:00 – 11:3010:00 – 11:30
10:30 – 12:0010:30 – 12:0010:30 – 12:00
11:00 – 12:3011:00 – 12:3011:00 – 12:30
11:30 – 1:0011:30 – 1:0011:30 – 1:00
12:00 – 1:3012:00 – 1:3012:00 – 1:30
12:30 – 2:0012:30 – 2:0012:30 – 2:00
1:00 – 2:301:00 – 2:301:00 – 2:30
1:30 – 3:001:30 – 3:001:30 – 3:00
2:00 – 3:302:00 – 3:302:00 – 3:30
2:30 – 4:002:30 – 4:002:30 – 4:00
3:00 – 4:303:00 – 4:303:00 – 4:30

Stage Nature Center is operated by the Troy Nature Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Troy, MI. Please consider donating today!