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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The month of  March comes one of our favorite traditions here in the Hudson Valley, Maple Sugar festivals, tours and more. Many local sugar houses open their doors to the public this month and show us how maple syrup is made and gives us a taste of the real mouth-watering stuff! 

March 18 and 19; 25 and 26 are the official maple weekends in New York State. 

February 18 & 19, 25 & 26, March 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19
SUGAR BUSH TOURS: 11AM, 1PM & 2PM A one mile moderate hike through field and forest to the Sugar Bush Shack **(terrain and weather conditions dependent- a Maple Lane tour will be given if we are unable to hike to the Sugar Bush) MAPLE LANE TOURS: 12PM & 3PM Perfect for little legs, a short walk from the front pavilion to our Maple Lane Sugar Shack after a tour of the sugar maple stand. TOURS BEGIN PROMPTLY ON THE HOUR. PLEASE ARRIVE FIVE MINUTES EARLY! Must register.
Outdoor Discovery at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall

March 18 & 19. 25 & 26
Join us at New Beginnings Farmstead for our annual Maple Weekend! Come see the sap boil in the sugar shack (where all the magic happens), tour the farm, and enjoy free samples of fresh waffles with a variety of our flavored maple syrup flavors. All of our syrups will be available for purchase including some of our fan favorites: vanilla, cinnamon and whiskey-barrel aged. We encourage you to bring the whole family for this FREE, fun, outdoor educational event. Masks are required and we will be adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. Share with your friends and family and hope you can join us!
New Beginnings Farmstead, Kingston

March 5, 11am-2pm
Join us to celebrate the end of our sugaring season! Enjoy some pancakes, syrup, and music and then head to the Sugar Shack to learn how maple syrup is made! You can also participate in their Maple Munchies event on Feb. 18, Mar. 4 & 18. You can learn about all the ways to use maple syrup in the kitchen while cooking up a maple-themed culinary treat! Registration is required online.
Muscoot Farm, Katonah; 914-864-7282

March 18-19, 25-26, 10am to 3pm
Here at Corey's Sugar Shack, we are dedicated to education, and we will be hosting Maple Tours a charge of $5.00 during the NYS Maple Weekend for anyone interested in seeing the Maple Syrup process first-hand. We encourage attendees to dress warm and wear comfortable shoes. Each tour and tasting lasts approximately 30 minutes, and there will be plenty of our 100% pure Maple Syrup for sale at the end of each tour. Appointments are strongly suggested.
Corey's Sugar Shack, Highland; Call John at (845) 706-2484

Weekends February 25-March 12
Stoke up the fire, it’s sugaring season at Teatown! From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugar House sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year. We will demonstrate the tools used for tapping, visit a tree, look in a bucket, and go to the sugar house. Program not suitable for children under 4 years old. One ticket per family (includes up to 5 people). Limited to 4 families per time slot. Reservations required.
Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining; (914) 762-2912

Saturday, March 11, 10am – 2pm 
Join us for our popular Adopt-a-Sugar Maple program! Tap your own sugar maple tree, attend our colonial maple sugaring demonstration (complete with pancakes and real maple syrup), and receive your very own bottle of handmade, Westmoreland maple syrup. Registration required.
Westmoreland Sanctuary Nature Center & Wildlife Preserve, Mount Kisco; 914-666-8448

February 18 & 19; 9am-12pm
Learn how to make your own pure, delicious maple syrup, whether you have one tree or hundreds. These workshops will be held at the Sugarhouse at White Oak Farm, Yorktown Heights. Please sign up for one of the two times. Visit a traditional sugarhouse and learn the techniques to make your own high-quality syrup with a focus on the history of maple syrup production, tree identification, tapping, collecting, boiling, filtering, and packing. Cost of the workshop is $90 per person. Must register.
White Oak Farm, Yorktown Heights; (914) 245-7535 

March 18 & 19, 10am-2pm
Guided hikes to the sugar shack, live music, and blacksmithing demos ($20 to make a take-home project). Delicious food & refreshments will be available for purchase and are not included in your ticket. Vegan and Gluten-Free options available. All activities are scheduled outdoors with the exception of blacksmithing. Please BYO blanket, lawn chairs, and dress for the weather. No dogs or pets of any kind are allowed on site. Get your tickets on their website.
Ashokan Center, Olivebridge; (845) 657-8333 

March 18 & 19, 25 & 26, 9am-4pm
Maple Weekends are back for 2023. Highlights will include a self-guided maple tour, product samples, a limited breakfast takeout menu, sugar on snow, maple & apple cider donuts, farm store open and stocked, syrup making (weather depending), and pre-orders for maple syrup products.
Soukup Farms, Dover Plains;  (845) 264-3137

Updated January 24, 2023

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