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Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 6:13 PM

MAPLE SYRUP - AN EASTERN UPPER PENINSULA TRADITION

Families in the Upper Peninsula have been making syrup for generations; skills have been perfected through years of practice and the end result is the best syrup you’ll ever taste.
MAPLE SYRUP - AN EASTERN UPPER PENINSULA TRADITION

The trees are usually tapped in March, and local producers hold demonstrations during the spring to show the public how syrup is made through boiling down of the tree sap.

Many of our producers participate in the annual Michigan Maple Weekend held in late March or early April. During this event, the public is welcome to come and check out the operation and of course, taste some syrup.

Maple products from EUP producers are available at several St. Ignace retailers, local farmers markets, retailers south of the Mackinac Bridge, and online. If you are looking for a unique gift for wedding guests or a corporate retreat, be sure to contact one of the many syrup manufacturers.

Located a short drive away, both in the Les Cheneaux area and Rudyard area are several local sugarbushes. Let your sweet tooth lead you to one of the following and bring home a taste of the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

Besteman Maple Products
15689 S Tilson Road, Rudyard
bestemanproducts.com
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8am to 4:30pm


Michigan Maple Farms (RMG Family Sugarbush)
11866 W Thompson Road, Rudyard
michiganmaplefarms.com
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8am to 4:30pm


Tassier’s Sugarbush
2875 Swede Road, Cedarville
www.tassiersugarbush.com
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10am to 5pm
Saturday, 10am to 3pm


Mackinac Bluffs Maple Farms
mackinacbluffsmaplefarms.com

Postma Brother’s Maple Syrup
www.postmabrosmaple.com

 


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