Photo Credit:  Kelly Balash

Photo Credit: Kelly Balash

Photo Credit: Kelly Balash

Photo Credit: Kelly Balash

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WKTV Utica with Katrina Smith

Photo Credit:  Kelly Balash

Photo Credit: Kelly Balash

Maple Weekend

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 2018 Maple Weekends enthusiasts from 10 am to 4 pm on March 17-18 & 24-25, 2018.

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.

For more information visit www.mapleweekend.com.

Contact

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

Last updated January 25, 2018