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Journey to the Sugarbush

March 17
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup. There is no better way to finish out the cold days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Maple’s Sweet Story

March 17
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Take a guided walk through the farm’s sugar bush. Learn how to pick the right tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native camp to hear and see how these techniques have changed through the years. Then visit the sugar shack to see and smell the sap being boiled down into maple sugar. You will even get to taste a sample of maple syrup at the end of the tour. Real maple sugar products and pancakes will be available for purchase. Tours begin every ½ hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather.

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10:00 am

Maple Sweetness – Historic Center

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 17, 2019

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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It’s maple syrup season! Join us for Maple Sweetness where you will learn how to identify and tap a maple tree and discover how sap becomes maple syrup. There will be syrup taste-testing and a sweet treat after the program. Maple items and kits will be available for purchase.

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Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. Our staff will help you work through the pellet to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton of the animal back together.

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12:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Kensington Metropark Nature Center with a variety of green-themed crafts and activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family! Make crafts that will be green in more ways than one by using natural materials. Then embark on a self-guided Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt on the nature trails where you’ll be seein’ green. Hopefully the luck of the Irish is on your side—if you find all of the Leprechauns, return to the Nature Center for a prize! No preregistration needed, just drop in for some family fun for all ages.

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Harness & Hitch – Farm Center

March 17 @ 12:00 pm
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One event on March 17, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on March 24, 2019 at 12:00pm

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Come out to the farm and join our teamsters in harnessing and hitching our draft horses. Then enjoy a wagon ride through our farm fields. Ask questions and learn about these majestic equines. This program may be rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions. Dress for the weather, wearing closed toe shoes. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, 586-752-5932.

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