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. Usually local sugar houses open 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! 

Due to the pandemic many sugar houses are not doing tours this year. Keep coming back as our list will be updated frequently.
March 21 and 22; 27 and 28 are the official maple weekends in New York State. 

March 27
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. 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.
New Beginnings Farmstead, Kingston

March 20 & 21
Join The Ashokan Center for an in-person, socially-distanced gathering with outdoor bonfires, live music, guided hikes to the sugar shack, tree-tapping & sap boiling demos, and pancakes with Ashokan maple syrup. Must register. Admission includes all activities & breakfast or lunch!
The Ashokan Center, Olivebridge; (845) 657-8333

This cider filled weekend will include specialty cider tastings, Wassail tours, Smokin' Grates food truck, cider donuts and more!
Angry Orchard, Walden; (845) 713-5180

Maple Sugaring
February 7-March 21, Saturdays-Sundays
Learn about sugaring with your family inside the sugarhouse. Participate in a thirty-minute private demonstration. $20 a family per session.
Muscoot Farm, Katonah; 914-864-7282

2021 Maple Weekend Tours
March 20th, 21st, 27th &28th, 10am to 4pm
Corey's Sugar Shack is dedicated to education and will be hosting Maple Tours free of charge during the NYS Maple. 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. COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR THE TOURS - Wearing a mask and social distancing mandatory. We will be open from 10am to 4pm both weekends and no appointment necessary.
Corey's Sugar Shack, Highland; (845) 943-8013

Sugaring Days
Weekends February 27-March 20
Warren's Sugarhouse is open for family tours! Join a Teatown educator for a demonstration of tree tapping and visit the sugarhouse to learn how sap is made into maple syrup! One family (no more than 5 people) for each 20 minute tour. Reservations required.
Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining; (914) 762-2912

Winter Skills Camp
February 15-19, 9am-3pm. For Westchester County students in fourth through sixth grade. Eight kids total allowed. $300.
Muscoot Farm, Katonah; 914-864-7282

SugarFest 2021
Saturday, March 13th, 2 pm – 3 pm
The coming of spring brings Westmoreland’s 16th Annual Sugarfest! This completely outdoor program is taught by their experienced Naturalists who will teach you about maple sugaring through the ages. Explore the harvesting and processing techniques used by the Native Americans and early colonists. Come relive what it was like to make maple syrup in the 1800s and learn about the biology behind it! Discover the internal and external factors that contribute to sap production unique to North American Sugar Maple Trees. Learn how to tap a tree and even have a COVID-safe taste-test to see if we can tell the difference between 100% maple syrup and imitation syrup! Registration required.
Westmoreland Sanctuary Nature Center & Wildlife Preserve, Mount Kisco; 914-666-8448

Backyard Sugaring Workshop - Making Maple Syrup
February 13 & 20; 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 $75 per person. If interested scroll down and fill in the message section at the bottom of the page.
White Oak Farm, Yorktown Heights; (914) 245-7535 

Maple Moon Ceremony and Pancake Lunch
Saturday, February 27, 2021 11 AM- 4 PM (FOUL WEATHER DATE- FEB. 28)
Celebrate Maple Sugaring and feast on pancakes and other treats with real maple syrup! Learn how the anti-slavery and other historical justice movements are connected to maple sugaring at a display. Visit our sheep, goats, and other farm animals. Sing around the steamy sap boiler, help tap a maple tree, and join the tree gratitude ceremony. Purchase maple syrup!
Seed Song Farm & Center, Kingston; (845) 383-1528

Updated February 2021


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