Maple Syrup Open House- March 9th 11-3

Think Spring! There’s no better sign that spring is right around the corner, then when sap starts running through the majestic maple tree. Dairy Discovery is joining with Wittenbach Wege Center, in Lowell, to celebrate with a Maple Syrup Festival.

Start at the Wittenbach Wege center on March 9th at 9 am. Enjoy a fundraiser pancake and syrup breakfast then travel the trails of the WWC and go back in time and learn how maple sap was harvested and processed by both Native Americans and early settlers with the Lowell Historical Museum and WWC Naturalists.

Afterwards, drive over to SwissLane Specialty shop to see maple syrup being processed in real time! Take a hayride back to our maple trees, where you’ll see sap being collected in sap buckets or through our modern “lines.” Come into the Sugar Shack and see the machines we use to boil the sap and produce and package our delicious syrup. Shack will be open 11-3. Please dress warm and appropriately. Spring also means muddy trails.

Special Events

A great chance for small groups or individuals who want to experience some Fun on the Farm!

Celebrate with us! 
Enjoy a Tour and Take part in Seasonal Demonstrations!

  • Swisslane Farms is a working farm with machinery and equipment. Please instruct children to use safety precautions prior to your visit.

  • A snack is included with the tour, but bring a lunch and enjoy the picnic area!

  • Rain or Shine

  • Dress appropriately for weather/farm environment! Tennis shoes or boots required. It always feels 10 degrees colder on the hayride- dress in layers!

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March 9th- 11-3

Pay ahead at Wittenbach Wege Center- $2/ person- 11715 Vergennes St, Lowell, MI 49331

Their fun is from 9-1

Just coming straight to the farm? $3/person- 112877 84th St. SE, Alto, MI. 49302

Our fun is from 11-3

Hayrides will leave every 1/2 hour.


Spring Break Bash!


Thursday, April 4th 11 - 2pm
Friday, April 5th 11 - 2pm
Saturday, April 6th 11 - 2pm

Visit SwissLane Farms for a fun filled day this spring! Take a walk around the farm with us to bottle feed a calf and learn how cows are milked. Hop on our hayride to see the farm and discover how we became environmentally certified. Play in the Dairy Fun Zone with our calves, goats, rabbits, and chickens. Have a couple of dairy snacks and sample our variety of meats, cheeses, and maple syrup in the Specialty Shop. End your visit with an egg hunt and a take-home goodie bag (children only). We hope to see you there!

Price: $6/person (children under 2 are free).

Location: 12877 84th St. SE Alto, MI 49302