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 18-19th is the official Maple Weekend in New York state where more than 150 producers open to the public. You can visit to see what is going on near you and also check out the great local events below!

February 23-March 17th 11am-3pm
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center
Kick off the month of Maple Sugar tours with a number of maple festivities including tree tapping, taste tests, tour, crafts, games and Native American Story Telling around a camp fire.

Taconic Outdoor Education Center, Cold Spring
During late Winter in the Hudson Valley the Grove of Sugar Maples are tapped each year to collect sap for maple syrup production. You may also see how sap is boiled down to make syrup.

March 9th
11am-3pm. Randolph School, Wappingers Falls A traditional maple-sugaring event for the whole community. Hudson Valley residents are invited to tour the maple-sugaring process of tapping, collecting and boiling sap to make maple syrup. Join musicians Jordan Shapiro, Stephen Clair, and Jacob Bernz as we celebrate the joys of maple sugaring. Additional activities include story-telling, face painting, crafts, and hikes on Randolph's lovely, forested property.  For more information go to their website.

March 10th
9am- 1pm. Green Chimneys, Carmel
Celebrate the end of winter's chill with a pancake breakfast followed by a short walk to the Sugar House. Tap a tree, make a maple craft and learn how to identify a sugar tree.

March 23rd
Sharpe Reservation, Fishkill
The annual  Fresh Air Fund Maple Celebration brings excitement for all ages with a planetarium, children's nature and craft discovery center, games, exhibits and local food.

March 23rd, 24th, 30th & 31st
10 am -4 pm Sugar Shack, Highland
Fun and educational experience for the whole family. Learn about the maple syrup process and enjoy tastings, snow cones, cotton candy and much more.

March 23, 24, 30& 31st
NY Maple Weekend at Crown Maple Estate
10am-4pm. Crown Maple Estate will be open to visitors once again for NY Maple Weekends in March. Guests can enjoy a hike through the estate-produced maple production trees, talk with maple production experts, behind the scenes views of the production process. Sample products, enjoy the patio games, fire pit and more.

March 24th
10am-4pm. The Ashokan Center, Olivebridge
Join in for an all-day pancake breakfast hot off the grill with Ashokan Maple Syrup. Learn to tap a tree, make syrup and more. Live music, hiking and fun for the entire family.

March 24th
11am-4pm. Every spring, NY state Maple Producers invite families and friends into their "sugar houses" to experience the world of pure NY maple syrup. Maple Weekend offers a delicious, fun-filled outing that has a little something for all maple-lovers to taste and experience. Event is free & open to the public! Winterton Farms. 689 Winterton Rd. Bloomingburg, NY 12721.

Diehl Homestead Farm, Callicoon
The farm has been in the family for over 35 years and specializes in producing quality hay. For more information visit their website.

April 27th
10 am- 4pm The Backyard Park, Jeffersonville
Start the day off cheering on the racers in the 5K Sap run. After, enjoy pancakes in the park, crafts and specialty food, live music, face painting, a sugar shack demo and more.

Updated on March 7th, 2019

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