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CANCELLED: Maple Weekend

NYS Maple Producers' Association Announces the Cancellation of Maple Weekend 2020

DUE TO CONCERNS REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS, THIS EVENT HAS BEN CANCELLED.

The New York State maple trees are producing the annual crop of maple syrup this month as they have done for centuries. Our members are working hard to harvest that crop each day. For 25 years we have held Maple Weekends to welcome the public to our farms to participate in the taste, smells, and excitement of that harvest. We had hoped to remain open to the public to continue that tradition for our community but what is happening right now is bigger than any one person or business, and we have a responsibility to proactively do our part to promote social distancing and limit the spread of COVID-19. Even though many of our farms do not see dense crowds for Maple Weekend, we know the risk of remaining open does not outweigh our responsibility to serve the public–and so the NYS Maple Producer’s Association is canceling the event for March 21-22 and March 28-29, 2020.

Individual locations may still be welcoming small groups to their sugarhouse, please contact the farm directly if you are interested in visiting.
Our member farms have already prepared for Maple Weekends, so maple products are available for purchase at all locations. Please use our member listing at mapleweekend.com to call, email or shop online at your favorite farm for the maple products you love.

The New York State Maple Producers’ Association continues to monitor and assess guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and New York State health officials related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) global health emergency. We are optimistic that the actions being taken across the US will slow the virus and allow life to return to normal soon. At that time, we hope to set up an event that will allow you to come taste, smell and learn about the tradition of New York State Maple. Please watch for news of that on our website and facebook pages.
If you have questions, please email us at mapleweekend@nysmaple.com or call us at 315 877-5795. 

Sugarbush tours, sap boiling demonstrations, tasting sweet syrup and all kinds of maple confections made by Lewis County maple producers, pancake breakfast and American Maple Museum await 2020 Maple Weekends enthusiasts from 10 am to 4 pm on March 21-22 & 28-29, 2020.

Visitors to the Lewis County sugarhouses participating will see the diversity of maple operations from buckets collected by horse-drawn sled to modern vacuum tubing systems that bring sap from the trees right into the sugarhouse. Some producers may be demonstrating how they boil syrup, bottle syrup, and make sugarcakes, maple cream, cotton candy, and other delicious confections.

Drive-yourself visitors can follow the Lewis County Maple Trail app to visit all participating sugarhouses. The web-based mobile app developed by the Lewis County Maple Producers Association and Lewis County Planning Department is Android and I-Phone-friendly and works without cell phone reception. Waypoint and GPS features enhance usability of the app available for download by clicking the Adirondack Tug Hill Region image on the right.

Some sugarhouse sites are not open on Sundays; some are only open one of the Maple Weekends. Many of the Lewis County maple producers and others statewide are open throughout the maple syrup season. Check online or call ahead to be sure the sites of your choice are open.

“Maple Weekends are a great family activity that offers the opportunity to learn how producers turn the sap of a maple tree into North Country confections that draws visitors back year after year,” says Lewis County Maple Producer, Nadeen Lyndaker.

Places to Visit in Lewis County...

  • International Maple Museum…Open March 21-22 & 28-29…
    9756 State Route 812, Croghan, NY 13327... 315-346-1107…
    https://maplemuseumcentre.org/ ...“It’s all about the Maple Syrup!”
  • Pancake Breakfast…Serving 7am to 12pm each day:
    Adults-$10.00, Children 6-12-$6.00, 5 and under-Free
  • Moser’s Maple…Open March 21-22 & 28-29…
    9605 Croghan Reservoir Road, Croghan, NY13327...315-486-7933… www.mosersmaple.com...Where modern syrup production meets traditional candy making.
  • Moser’s Mapleridge Farm… Open March 21 & 28 Only…
    3981 Wilson Road, Copenhagen, NY13626...315-688-2518…A family tradition for over 35 years.
  • Pierce’s Sugar Spigot… Open March 21-22 & 28-29…
    11603 Route 812, Croghan, NY13327...315-543-2980…
    See how boiling the raw sap from maple trees becomes sweet maple syrup!
  • Silver Sap Maple… Open March 21 & 22 Only…
    8720 Mattis Road, Lowville, NY13367...315-221-0510…
    Come and visit a quaint, yet modern, maple syrup operation.
  • Sterling Valley Maple… Open March 21 & 28 Only…
    9610 Croghan Reservoir Road, Croghan, NY13327...315-586-2599… www.sterlingvalleymaple.com...Three generations making quality maple products.
  • Swiss’er Sweet Maple… Open March 21-22 & 28-29…
    6242 Swiss Road, Castorland, NY13620... 315-346-1034…www.swissersweetmaple.com
    See & taste a Zehr family tradition from our trees to your table!
  • Yancey’s Sugarbush… Open March 21-22 & 28-29…
    7981 Long Pond Road, Croghan, NY13327...315-346-6356…
    Draft horse maple production and old fashioned family fun since 1844.

For more information visit www.mapleweekend.com.

Contact

Michele Ledoux
Executive Director
mel14@cornell.edu
(315) 376-5270

Last updated March 16, 2020