Maple Weekends are ahead. Start Making Plans!
The New York State Maple Producers Association invites families from across the Empire State and neighboring areas to learn all about the production of maple syrup and other related products. Our goal during Maple Weekend is to share the taste of real mouth-watering maple syrup with you. Maple producers will demonstrate how to make syrup -- whether it’s simply boiling the sap over an open fire or running it through highly scientific equipment -- the results always taste great!
Maple Syrup is classified according to its color. The darker the syrup, the more enhanced the maple flavor. High quality, Grade A syrup can only be made by the evaporation of pure maple sap and, in New York state, it must contain no less than 66% sugar content. The weather is the most important factor in the final maple syrup product. Maple season (also referred to as “sugar season”) generally lasts about 4-6 weeks. March is the prime month for maple production. It takes 30-50 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of maple syrup.
Shadow Hill Farms
Come out and learn more about the production of maple syrup at Shadow Hill Farms’ Open House on March 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19 and March 25 & 26. Take a tour of the Sugar House and Sugar Bush, learn how maple syrup is made. Enjoy some free samples of maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy and maple cotton candy. Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast will be served during the Open House”. Try our new bourbon-aged maple syrup & fresh made donuts. Enjoy nearly a mile of hiking trails through the Sugar Bush, and our 3-acre pond with running waterfalls!
Open: 8:30am to 4pm
Address: 7285 Lakeside Road, Ontario
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Packard Valley Farms
Maple Weekends & Breakfast on March 18 & 19 and March 25 & 26
NYS Maple Weekend at Packard Valley Farms,
Free tours and fun for all ages. All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Horse-drawn and tractor wagon rides. Tour of the sugar shack. Petting zoo. Birds eye view of the sugar bush. Maple products and baked goods for sale. Free samples of syrup and other delicious maple products. Breakfasts are served next door at our neighbor, the Log Cabin Restaurant.
Open: 10am to 4pm all days
Address: 438 Macedon Center Road, Macedon
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