The Story of Maple

MSU Tollgate Farm in Novi, Michigan has interactive, educational, and fun school and community field trips designed for a variety of ages.

The Story of Maple (Late February-March): Bundle up and join us in the sugar bush during this hands-on program that investigates one of nature's sweetest treats. From tapping to tools to tasting, discover one of Michigan's best treasures. Explore the regional history of maple sugaring throughout the eras. Take a wagon ride to explore the sugar bush, the science of sap, and how to tap a maple. Visit the operational sugar shack as we investigate the science processes involved in making syrup. Sample the results of the process first hand with sap, syrup, and sugar tastings.



Programs $ 12/per adult or child. Teachers are free. Financial aid process available.

Looking for other Spring programs at MSU Tollgate Farm? Check out Spring into Farming: Follow the Nutrient TrailPlants and their Partners, Plants and their ParentsFrom Sheep to SweaterEmbryologyEcosystem ExplorationsWater and Land: The ConnectionInsect Explorations, and Journey of Water and Beyond

Questions? Contact Ellen Koehler, 248-701-9956 or