When you sit down to eat a hot stack of freshly made pancakes, you pour real maple syrup on top, right?! With over 2,000 maple sugar makers, New York is a large producer of pure, all-natural syrup. Back in 1995 the New York State Maple Producers Association organized the first “Maple Sunday” to educate the public about maple syrup production. 22 years later and Maple Weekend continues!
This year Maple Weekend 2017 will be held on March 18-19 and March 25-26. Over 160 farms and museums will open their sugar houses for tours, samples, family-friendly activities and more. Now is a great time to see how maple syrup is made, restock your syrup supply and maybe also purchase some additional goodies like maple sugar candy. Some sugar houses are also hosting pancake breakfasts, for an additional charge.
You can read all about our experience at Crown Maple when we visited during NYS Maple Weekends in 2015. This is a fun, family experience that we will be participating in again this year!