Program in Troy to teach how maple syrup is made - New York News

Program in Troy to teach how maple syrup is made

Posted: Updated:
Wood-stoked sap evaporator used to make maple syrup  (Credit: Fox 2 News) Wood-stoked sap evaporator used to make maple syrup (Credit: Fox 2 News)
TROY, Mich. (WJBK) -

Maple syrup is one of the original products of the State of Michigan, and you can learn all about it at the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center in Troy.

"Maple Syrup Time -- Past and Present" is being jointly presented by the Troy Historic Society and the Troy Nature Society.

The program will teach you how sugar sap is harvested from maple trees.  You'll also tour a historic sugar camp and visit a sugar shed where the sap is turned into syrup using a wood-stoked sap evaporator.  You'll even be able to sample some maple syrup on mini-waffles.

In his video report, Jay Towers takes you inside the sugar shed.

"The society, we do educational programs... at the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center.  So we have a collaborative project this year, and we expect about a thousand people to visit us over the next three Saturdays," said Carol Reeb with the Troy Nature Society.

"Maple Syrup Time" is being held on March 2, 9 and 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with tours starting every half hour.  The cost is $7.00 per person with a $1.00 discount for Historic Society and Nature Society members.  For more information, visit www.troynaturesociety.org.

The Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center is located at 6685 Coolidge Highway in Troy.

  • Jay TowersJay TowersMore>>

  • Michigan Urban Farming Initiative

    Michigan Urban Farming Initiative

    Sunday, June 8 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-06-08 04:01:51 GMT
    Fox 2 News Morning LogoFox 2 News Morning Logo
    The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is holding a Gala Fundraiser on June 12, 2014.
    The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is holding a Gala Fundraiser on June 12, 2014.
  • Motor City Comic Con 2014

    Motor City Comic Con 2014

    Friday, May 16 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-05-16 04:02:34 GMT
    Fox 2 News Morning LogoFox 2 News Morning Logo
    William Shatner will headline Motor City Comic Con 2014 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The Show runs May 16-18 and features stars of the big and small screens along with comic book pioneers. Click HERE for show details.
    William Shatner will headline Motor City Comic Con 2014 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The Show runs May 16-18 and features stars of the big and small screens along with comic book pioneers. Click HERE for show details.
  • Andiamo Cooking School

    Andiamo Cooking School

    Saturday, March 29 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-03-29 04:00:54 GMT
    Learn to cook Italian with Andiamo and Jay Towers.
    Learn to cook Italian with Andiamo and Jay Towers.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Search for masked robbers in Caesars heist

    Search for masked robbers in Caesars heist

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:25:33 GMT
    The hunt is on in southern New Jersey for two suspects who made off with more than $180K from Caesars Atlantic City casino. The brazen robbers reportedly stole the cash from two plastic boxes on the casino floor. The robbery occurred on Monday at about 6 a.m. The masked robbers took off in a vehicle. The State Police Casino Gaming Bureau is handling the investigation.
    The hunt is on in southern New Jersey for two suspects who made off with more than $180K from Caesars Atlantic City casino. The brazen robbers reportedly stole the cash from two plastic boxes on the casino floor. The robbery occurred on Monday at about 6 a.m. The masked robbers took off in a vehicle. The State Police Casino Gaming Bureau is handling the investigation.
  • Toddler safe after stroller falls onto tracks

    Toddler safe after stroller falls onto tracks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:18:12 GMT
    Authorities say a 2-year-old girl is safe after the stroller she was in rolled off a Queens subway platform onto the tracks. Fire Department officials say it happened at the Jamaica Center-Parsons Boulevard stop in Jamaica at 11:26 a.m. Monday. Witnesses say the mother had turned away briefly to put something in the trash when the strolled fell onto the empty tracks.
    Authorities say a 2-year-old girl is safe after the stroller she was in rolled off a Queens subway platform onto the tracks. Fire Department officials say it happened at the Jamaica Center-Parsons Boulevard stop in Jamaica at 11:26 a.m. Monday. Witnesses say the mother had turned away briefly to put something in the trash when the strolled fell onto the empty tracks.
  • Poll: It doesn't take money to be stylish

    Poll: It doesn't take money to be stylish

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:53:49 GMT
    A new Marist College poll finds most Americans say it doesn't take a lot of money to be stylish. The nationwide poll by the Hudson Valley college found 86 percent of respondents said it was possible to be stylish on a limited budget. The other 14 percent agreed with the statement that it's only possible to have good style with a lot of money. The poll also found that 68 percent of Americans think we focus too much on fashion.
    A new Marist College poll finds most Americans say it doesn't take a lot of money to be stylish. The nationwide poll by the Hudson Valley college found 86 percent of respondents said it was possible to be stylish on a limited budget. The other 14 percent agreed with the statement that it's only possible to have good style with a lot of money. The poll also found that 68 percent of Americans think we focus too much on fashion.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Pensioners approve Detroit bankruptcy plan

    Pensioners approve Detroit bankruptcy plan

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:39:04 GMT
    The city of Detroit says workers and retirees have approved pension cuts, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city reported results Monday after two months of balloting ended July 11. A judge still must hold a trial to determine if Detroit's overall bankruptcy plan is fair and feasible, but support from retirees is vital.
    The city of Detroit says workers and retirees have approved pension cuts, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city reported results Monday after two months of balloting ended July 11. A judge still must hold a trial to determine if Detroit's overall bankruptcy plan is fair and feasible, but support from retirees is vital.
  • DPD's 6th precinct struck by bullets in drive-by shooting

    DPD's 6th precinct struck by bullets in drive-by shooting

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:06:31 GMT
    Detroit police say bullets struck the 6th Precinct building during a drive-by shooting. This was the same precinct where four officers were shot back in 2011.
    Detroit police say bullets struck the 6th Precinct building during a drive-by shooting. This was the same precinct where four officers were shot back in 2011.
  • City turns down Vinsetta Garage's new parking proposal

    City turns down Vinsetta Garage's new parking proposal

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:31:49 GMT
    Vinsetta Garage, a popular restaurant in Berkley, proposed to tear down several homes and build a parking lot to solve the parking issue in the neighborhood, but the proposal was turned down Monday at city hall.
    Vinsetta Garage, a popular restaurant in Berkley, proposed to tear down several homes and build a parking lot to solve the parking issue in the neighborhood, but the proposal was turned down Monday at city hall.
  • WeekendMore>>

  • Detroit Ford Fireworks Monday, June 23

    Detroit Ford Fireworks Monday, June 23

    Monday, June 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-06-23 20:45:23 GMT
    Hundreds of thousands of spectators will line the shores of the Detroit River to enjoy The Ford Fireworks presented by Ford Motor Company tonight. Here's all the info you need on curfew, parking and viewing spots.
    Hundreds of thousands of spectators will line the shores of the Detroit River to enjoy The Ford Fireworks presented by Ford Motor Company tonight. Here's all the info you need on curfew enforcement, viewing spots and parking. >>
  • Financial Advice for Students Headed to College

    Financial Advice for Students Headed to College

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:14 AM EDT2014-07-20 08:14:52 GMT
    Financial Expert and chair of the Michigan jumpstart coalition,  James Studinger stops by the Fox 2 Studio to share some advice for students who are headed to college this fall.
    Financial Expert and chair of the Michigan jumpstart coalition,  James Studinger stops by the Fox 2 Studio to share some advice for students who are headed to college this fall.
  • Sweet Summertime Birmingham Block Party

    Sweet Summertime Birmingham Block Party

    Sunday, July 20 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-07-20 04:02:47 GMT
    Fox 2 News Morning LogoFox 2 News Morning Logo
    Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary is hosting a block party on July 26, 2014 at its Birmingham location.
    Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary is hosting a block party on July 26, 2014 at its Birmingham location.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices