An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until March 5, 2023
Come experience the sugaring process through time in the Port Oneida Historic District at the Dechow Farm and Olsen Farm. Learn the history of maple sugaring through a guided hiking tour from the Anishinaabe, to the Settler’s open fire process, to the sugar shack evolving to the present day.
Step inside the Olsen farmstead for the final boiling in the historic kitchen and purchase maple treats and books on maple sugaring. Try your hand at activities outside, carrying a yoke with buckets, hand drilling into a log, or make old fashioned maple syrup taffy.
You’ll want to plan enough time – to enjoy the whole experience allow 2 hours.
The fun includes:
a guided hike – leaving every 15 minutes from the Dechow farm
a visit to a historic sugar shack
sap boiling demonstrations
and maple syrup sampling
A Community Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 4 from 9 am – 1 pm just down the road from Port Oneida. The breakfast is hosted by the Homestead Resort sponsored by Sleeping Bear Visitor Center with proceeds benefiting Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear who funds and helps organize Maple Sugar Days.
Admission: $10 per person at the door for pancakes with local syrup, sausage, fruit and beverages and then head to the Maple Sugar event down the road in Port Oneida. Have breakfast with us and enter a drawing for 2 free annual park passes!
MAPLE SUGAR DAYS IS PRESENTED BY Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear. Check for additions to the event as details are confirmed Sleeping Bear Dunes website.
Locations: 1 mile north of The Homestead, between Thoreson road and Port Oneida Road.