Hudson Valley Maple Sugar Events

A round up of some of the best maple sugar tours and events in the Hudson Valley

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With the start of March comes one of our favorite traditions here in the Hudson Valley, Maple Sugar festivals, tours and more. Many local sugar houses are opening their doors to the public this month and show us how maple syrup is made and giving us a taste of the real mouth- watering stuff! March 21 and 22; 28 and 29 are the official maple weekends in New York State; visit to see what is going on near you and check out the great local events below. 

February 22-23; March 1; March 7-8; March 14-March 15 
Outdoor Discovery Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall 
11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Maple Sugar Tours are back. Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers, see an evaporator in action, and participate in our maple syrup taste test challenge. Maple syrup and other maple products plus hot chocolate available for purchase. Sugar Bush Tours, 11am, 1pm and 2pm; Maple Lane Tours, 12pm and 3pm. Museum members: $8 adults, $6 children ages 3-17. Others: $10 adults, $8 children ages 3-17. Prepaid registration strongly advised.

March 22
The Ashokan Center, Olivebridge
10am-4pm. Ashokan Center Maple Fest. Experience the bounty of late winter in the Catskills. Enjoy pancakes hot off the griddle topped with Ashokan maple syrup, watch syrup being made and learn about the process in the Ashokan Sugar Shack, and even try your hand at tapping a tree. Plus blacksmithing, hiking and more! Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids under 12; crafts and food are a small additional fee.

March 21 and 22; 28 and 29
Corey's Sugar Shack, Highland
10am to 4pm. Tours of the sugarbush and operation of the sugar shack. We'll be having samples of different grades of syrup and all maple products will be available for purchase.

March 21 and 22; 28 and 29

Cronin’s Maple Farm, Fishkill
9am-3pm. Maple weekend activities include tours of our maple operations, product samples, sawmill demonstrations, automated firewood processing, chainsaw carving, petting zoo. Admission and demonstrations are free. Pancake breakfast on March 23-24; 30-31, 9am-3pm; adults $8 and kids 6-12 $4; under 6 free.

March 21 and 22; 28 and 29
Soukup Farm, Dover Plains
10am-4pm. Maple weekend is an educational experience for the entire family. See the entire process of how maple syrup is made, from the tapping of trees to boiling sap and making syrup.  Our sugarhouse offers a unique view of the maple syrup making process. Sugar-on-Snow, 10am-3 pm ($2 a stick). Pancake breakfast, 9am-1pm; adults $13.75, children 6 and under $6.95.

March 21 and 22; 28 and 29
New Beginnings Farmstead LLC, Kingston
Old fashioned family fun meets traditional syrup production.  Visit our sugar bush and watch tapping demonstrations.  You can sample a variety of maple products on a warm waffle and meet our friendly farm animals. 

March 21 and 22; 28 and 29
Plattekill Creek Maple Farm, Saugerties
Come visit our Maple Sugar Shack beside the Plattekill Creek and enjoy tastings of our pure maple syrup, maple cream, maple sugar and maple candy. Take a tour of our farm and learn how are products are made. 

March 21 and 22; 28 and 29
Marty’s Maple Products Farm, West Shokan
Log sugar house, wood fired evaporator, free samples, maple popcorn, apples in maple syrup, maple tea, lemonade, maple donuts, maple equipment on display, tapping demonstration.  Over 40 years producing syrup. Follow signs to sugar house.

March 21 and 22; 28 and 29
Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center, Yorktown Heights
Come celebrate New York's Maple Weekend at Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center!  We are partnering up with White Oak Farm to provide you with an exciting and unique weekend. Join us at Hilltop Hanover Farm; overlook our fields and the beautiful Croton Watershed, for a delicious pancake breakfast. Then make your way over to White Oak Farm, just two miles down the road, for a tour of their beautiful sugar house! Advanced registration will be required, so get your ticket while you can! There will be three seating's (9am, 10am, 11am) each Saturday and Sunday of Maple Weekend. Schedule Exceptions: Pancake Breakfast Dates: March 23-24; 30-31 seatings at 9, 10, and 11am Adults $10, children $8, infants under 2 are free

March 21 and 22; 28 and 29
White Oak Farm, Yorktown Heights
Maple Weekend will feature tours of the sugarhouse, boiling and tapping demonstrations, a maple history movie in our sugarhouse theater, sugarbush walks, samples and tastings, local vendors selling their organic food products, as well as our store featuring a full line of maple products.

March 21 and 22; 28 and 29
Crown Maple, LLC, Dover Plains
Crown Maple presents a unique and distinctive selection of maple products by pairing the best from nature with artisan craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology. Guests may sample the Crown Maple portfolio of pure maple syrup and maple sugar, as well as a wide variety of small-batch maple creations such as Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup and Madagascar Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup. Explore the Crown Maple Estate, relax on our patio, enjoy our fire pit and play some fun, family games on our front lawn and take a self-guided tour of our maple production facility. Crown Maple at Madava Farms. 

March 21 and 22; 28 and 29
Finding Home Farms, LLC, Middletown
Saturdays, 10am-7pm; Sundays: 10am-4pm. SHOP: The Sugarhouse at Finding Home Farms is a local family-owned, lifestyle brand that brings the best of the farm with our maple syrup products and the perfect ingredients for a welcoming home with our home decor offerings. Proudly made and sourced in the USA. TOUR: Join a Maple Sugar tour with our 4th generation maple syrup farmer and owner, Dana. Ask questions, have a sample organic maple syrup and Rye Barrel Maple Syrup. EAT AND DRINK: On Saturdays, munch on wraps, paninis, charcuterie, small plates, maple ice cream and snacks, plus brews and local wines. RELAX: On Saturdays, enjoy live music from 3pm to 6pm at our beautiful indoor fireplace or outdoor firepit and picnic tables. 

March 28
Fresh Air Fund’s Sharpe Reservation Sugar Maple Celebration, Fishkill
10am-4pm. Come celebrate Spring with us at the Fresh Air Fund's Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill. Visit the Sugar Shack and enjoy a variety of family activities to include live animal shows, annual maple syrup judging contest, planetarium and local vendors. Free admission, public event with lunch available for purchase.

Updated February 2020



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