Maple trees with taps and buckets for collecting sap, to be made into maple syrup, at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, North Java, NY.
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NYS Maple Weekend

  • Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 29, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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.

Fee

Free

Learn More

http://www.nysmaple.com/nys-maple-weekend/

Contact

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

Last updated February 3, 2020