Get your flapjacks ready. The season of fresh Michigan maple syrup begins each spring, when the days start warming and the nights stay cold, and the sap flows in our sugar maples.
Hardy individuals continue the centuries-old skill of tapping the trees, collecting the sap and boiling it down to make maple syrup. Visit our local Upper Peninsula sugarbushes late March through mid-April for freshly made, 100% pure Michigan maple syrup.
Where to get maple syrup in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Mmmm! Can’t you already smell it? If you can’t make it to Michigan Maple Weekend downstate, you can still celebrate with us! Here’s where to stop in the U.P. for maple syrup.
Besteman Maple Products
15689 S. Tilson Road, Rudyard | Website
This three-generation family has produced Michigan Maple syrup for over 25 years.
Circle Back Farm
40726 Red Rock Road, Lake Linden | Website
This farm acreage has been in the family since 1930, and they are making sure that long after their syrup business has closed, the ecosystem thrives. A small-batch, organic-certified maple syrup operation, Circle Back Farm not only has a commitment to their customers, but to the land, too.
25993 Pike Lake Road, Nisula | Website
Danielson’s is a single-source producer meaning they control their products from beginning to end. For 20 years, this family company has been collecting sap from their own sustainably-managed sugar maple trees.
Jasper’s Sugar Bush
W1867 Co Road, Carney | Website
This sugar bush has been providing 100% pure maple syrup since 1885, when the original Jasper family started producing maple syrup from the maple woods on their homestead. Today you can purchase pure maple syrup, cream, candy and sugar!
Mackinac Bluffs Maple Farms
N7554 Fish Road, Pickford | Website
Producing syrup from tree to table, this maple farm sits on “the bluffs” in Mackinac County — the limestone outcroppings. With thousands of acres of sugar maples, Mackinac Bluffs is one of the largest sugar bushes in the Midwest.
Michigan Maple Farms
11866 W. Thompson Road, Rudyard | Website
Nearly 30 years ago, the owner of this farm borrowed 25 maple taps from his Dad to experiment with making his own pure maple syrup in his northern backwoods. Little did he know then, it would grow and become Michigan Maple Farms, which he and his wife Joyce own and operate today.
Olson Bros. Sugarbush
596 County Road 400, Bark River | Website
Postma Brothers Maple Syrup
15471 S. Tilson Road, Rudyard | Website
This operation started in 1901 and has passed through six generations. They have continued to hone the skill over the years, improving their craft and solely offering maple syrup.
Celebrate Michigan Maple Weekend!
Did you know it takes about 40 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of pure maple syrup? Come see tree tapping and sap flowing in person to learn more about the process that creates this sweet treat! Meet the sugar makers, support their businesses and get to the U.P. during Michigan Maple Weekend, April 2-3, 2022.