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Bring the Family to Maybury Farm for Maple Syrup Tours
It's time to make maple syrup, and Maybury Farm is offering fun family tours each weekend, through April 1.
The weekend of March 24-25 guests will enjoy country band Picks 'n' Sticks will be performing.
You can take a hayride to the sugarbush, tap some maple trees, watch the sap drip into buckets, and then head to the evaporator to see how the sweet stuff is made.
You'll learn all kinds of fascinating facts about the pancake's best friend, including:
- Does ‘tapping’ the tree hurt it?
- How much sap does it take to make one gallon of syrup?
- What happens to a tree once it has been tapped.
All of these questions and more will be answered on this tour.
And if making syrup works up a craving, you can buy maple syrup and maple syrup products at Maybury Farm’s General Store, located in the Welcome Center. Maple syrup recipes are available as well, for free.
After the tour everyone is invited to pay a visit to “Brownie,” the first baby llama born at Maybury Farm.
Family tours and demonstrations will take place each Saturday and Sunday through April 1. Tour times will be held on the hour beginning promptly at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Admission is $6 per person, and ages 2 and younger get in free. The price includes the farm visit, hay ride to and from the sugarbush, tapping trees, bringing back sap and watching how the sap becomes sugar, the playground and a visit to the Welcome Center. And be sure to dress for the weather!
Maybury Farm is located at 50165 Eight Mile Road, approximately 1-14 miles west of Beck. Do not enter the State Park; instead continue west on Eight Mile and turn at the Maybury Farm sign.
If you have questions, please call 248-374-0200 Monday through Thursday.
More About Maybury Farm
Maybury Farm is a working farm located on the same property as Maybury State Park. This farm is maintained by the Northville Community Foundation and welcomes visitors year-round for tours and farm life demonstrations. Grain harvesting, honey extraction and sheep shearing are some of the activities performed at the farm. A corn maze is available during the fall season. Appointments are required for tour groups comprised of 20 or more members.