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 19 and 20; 26 and 27 are the official maple weekends in New York State. 

February 19 & 20, 26 & 27, March 5 & 6, 12 & 13
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 19
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

Sugaring Open House
February 19
Sugaring Season is under way at Muscoot. Stop by the Sugar House today to learn about how Maple sap is turned into Maple syrup. No registration required.
Muscoot Farm, Katonah; 914-864-7282

2022 Maple Weekend Tours
March 19-20, 26-27, 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. Appointment are strongly suggested.
Corey's Sugar Shack, Highland; Call John at (845) 706-2484

Sugaring Days
Weekends February 26-March 13
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

Adopt-a-Sugar-Maple & Demonstration
Saturday, February 26, 2 pm – 4 pm - Tree tapping
Saturday, March 12, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm - Maple Sugaring Demonstration
Adopt-a-Sugar-Maple Membership: This Special Membership Includes: Tapping your own tree, Receiving your own bottle of genuine maple syrup made from Westmoreland's trees, and a maple sugaring demonstration. After your initial tree tapping visit, you may come back at any time to empty your bucket of sap. On March 12, learn about maple sugaring through the ages from the experts. This completely outdoor and sustainable event will include pancakes with Westmoreland maple syrup and hot cider. We will even have a COVID-safe taste-test to see if we can tell the difference between 100% maple syrup and imitation syrup! This membership is $100.00, lasts for the whole year, and entitles you to certain benefits.! Registration required.
Westmoreland Sanctuary Nature Center & Wildlife Preserve, Mount Kisco; 914-666-8448

Backyard Sugaring Workshop - Making Maple Syrup
February 12 & 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 

Ashokan Center Maple Sugar Fest 2022
March 26 & 27, 10am-2pm
Guided hikes to the sugar shack, self-guided nature walks on miles of beautiful trails, cozy outdoor campfires, live music, and blacksmithing demos (additional fee to make your own project). Admission includes hot pancake brunch (gf & vegan options available). 
All activities are scheduled outdoors with the exception of blacksmithing. Thank you for helping us safely gather as a community by practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings when near others. 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 

Maple Weekends at Soukup Farms
Their Maple Weekends are back for 2022 with a socially distanced them for your safety. They look forward to seeing everyone on the farm for another great maple season. Highlights will include: self-guided maple tour, grab and go product samples, limited breakfast takeout menu, sugar on snow, maple & apple cider donuts, walking path, farm store is open and stocked, syrup making, and pre-orders for maple syrup products. Free.
Soukup Farms, Dover Plains;  (845) 264-3137

Old Time Maple Sugaring
Join Brinckerhoff House Historic Site as they bring you back to a simpler time when our early settlers learned about the sweet water from the trees from their Indigenous neighbors; and how this spring tradition has grown into the industry that it is today. Sample maple sap, local syrups, and treats made maple syrup. There will be a local video presentation in the schoolhouse.
Brinckerhoff House Historic Site, Hopewell Junction; (845) 227-4136

Updated March 8, 2022


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