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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One of the favorite traditions here in the Hudson Valley is maple sugaring time. You can find Maple Sugar festivals, tours and more. Many local sugar houses open their doors to the public during this time and show us how maple syrup is made and gives us a taste of the real mouth-watering stuff! 

March 16 and 17; 23 and 24 are the official maple weekends in New York State. 

February 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 24 & 25, March 2 & 3
Outdoor Discovery at Hudson Highlands Nature Center, Cornwall
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 very little ones or those with mobility issues, it’s a short distance 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.

January 20 & 21, 12pm-3pm
Muscoot Farm, Katonah; 914-864-7282
In this hands-on tour, participants will learn all about the tapping process of maple sugaring while handling the farm’s antique tools. Registration is required at Tickets are $8 per person; free for children ages 2 and under. Sessions are 45 minutes long and run from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Registration is required online.

Saturdays & Sundays in March 2024, 10am to 3pm
Corey's Sugar Shack, Highland; Call John at (845) 706-2484
Here at Corey's Sugar Shack, we are dedicated to education, and we will be hosting Maple Tours for a charge of $5.00 during 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.

February 24 & 25, March 2 & 3, 9 & 10
Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining; (914) 762-2912
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. Limited to five families. No more than five family members/family. One ticket per family (includes up to 5 people). Reservations required.

Public Maple Sugaring Program
March 2
Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco; (914) 666-8448
Learn about the regional history and culture surrounding maple sugaring at Westmoreland Sanctuary. Then, participate in a demonstration involving colonial tool use, tapping our own maple tree and a store bought vs homemade syrup taste test. Fun for the whole family!

March 9 & 10, 10am-2pm
Ashokan Center, Olivebridge; (845) 657-8333 
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 the website.

March 16 & 17, 24 & 25, 9:30am-4pm
Soukup Farms, Dover Plains;  (845) 264-3137
Highlights will include a self-guided maple tour, product samples, a limited breakfast takeout menu, sugar on snow, fresh maple popcorn, and maple & apple cider donuts. The farm store is open and stocked. Syrup making (weather depending). Pre-orders for maple syrup products.

Feb 24th, March 3rd, March 16th, March 24th @11AM-3PM
Seed Song Farm, 160 Esopus Avenue, Kingston
Maple Art: Kids and adults can unleash their creativity in the greenhouse by decorating wooden medallions with expressions of gratitude for trees. Listen to an indigenous tale of maple sugaring, and hang the art medallions on a maple tree. Tap a Maple Tree: Learn the fascinating process of tapping maple trees and extracting sap. Sap Boiling and Bottling: participate in the transformation of sap into delicious syrup through the boiling process. Cultural History: Explore the rich cultural history surrounding maple syrup production. Pancake and Farm Fresh Meal: Indulge in pancakes with syrup or a mouthwatering meal featuring pancakes and farm-fresh ingredients (available for a separate fee). Plus, enjoy the vibrant tunes that complement the festive atmosphere.

Updated January 25, 2024

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