Sap-to-Syrup at Van Hoosen Farm

Rochester Hills Hosts Popular Sap-to-Syrup Event

A crowd of people stand outside around a smoking pot of syrup.

Rochester Hills Hosts Popular Sap-to-Syrup Event

On Saturday, March 14 the City of Rochester Hills will host its annual Sap-to-Syrup program at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm.

Before you know it, the cold weather will be on its way out and warmer conditions will begin. When the cold temperature at night rises during the day the transition causes pressure changes that move the sap and cause it to flow.

Guests will be able to see how syrup traditionally made its way from a tree to a table. After this behind the scenes experience, visitors can top off pancakes with syrup from Rochester Hills trees. Sausage, juice, and coffee will also be available.

Outdoor wood fire with steam rising

Making Maple Syrup

There are three different times available to learn the basics of making maple syrup followed by breakfast: 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.

“Maple syrup programs have always been very popular and provide a great way for families to spend time together while connecting to the outdoors and our past. Come enjoy this program for a fun time with the family or come to learn some of the basics needed to make your own maple syrup in your own backyard,” said Matt Einheuser, Natural Resources Manager.

Tickets for Sap-to-Syrup are $7 per person. Children ages two and under are free. Please note that children under 12 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Registration for Sap-to-Syrup will close on Thursday, March 12. You may call the Parks & Natural Resources Department 248-656-4673 for more information.

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