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Where to Go Maple Sugaring in the New York Area

Where to Go Maple Sugaring in the New York Area

These venues will have you tapping trees, sampling syrup, and having fun throughout February and March!


February-March marks the peak of the maple sugaring season. Throughout the region, there are opportunities to learn all about the history and process of making maple syrup, what many like to refer to as "liquid gold." But there's so much more to do, especially at maple syrup festivals–like tapping trees and tasting syrup yourself! Check out these events to find the perfect maple sugaring event for your family.

 

Maple Sugaring in Westchester County

Teatown Lake Reservation *Maple sugaring events TBD. Check back for details.
What to Know: The Visitor Center and indoor restrooms are closed. Outside, masks and social distancing are required. Parking tags are also required daily between 9am-5pm.
1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
914-762-2912 x110
March is sugaring time at Teatown–check out your options to join in the fun!

Muscoot Farm
51 Route 100, Katonah
914-864-7282
What to Know: Masks required. Bathrooms are open to the public, but buildings are still closed.
Tappin’ the Trees: Saturday, Feb. 6, 10am-2:30pm. 30-minute sessions, one family at a time. $20.
Sugaring: Feb. 7-March 21, Saturdays-Sundays; 10am-2:30pm. 30-minute sessions, one family at a time. $20.
Winter Skills Camp: Feb. 15-19, 9am-3pm. For students in fourth through sixth grade. Eight kids total allowed. $300.

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation *Maple sugaring events TBD. Check back for details.
The Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Routes 35 and 121, Cross River
914-864-7322

Westmoreland Sanctuary
260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco
914-666-8448
What to Know: Masks and social distancing required. See website for full COVID-19 protocols.
Adopt-a-Maple: Feb. 13, 10am
Your family can adopt a maple tree, get your last name on the sap bucket, and go to the Sanctuary to empty the sap. You will get a bottle of syrup at the end of the process.
Sugarfest: March 13, 2pm
Head to the Sanctuary for its annual event that looks just a little different this year! There will be outdoor tree tapping, sap evaporation, and a history of sugaring from Native Americans to modern times.

Maple Sugaring in New York City

 

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve 
2351 Veterans Road W., Staten Island
718-605-397 x201
What to Know: Masks and social distancing required. Maple Syrup Saturdays are held entirely outdoors and are weather dependent. You must register for an event on Eventbrite. 
Maple Syrup Saturdays: Jan. 23-Feb. 27, Saturdays, 11am and 2pm 
Each Maple Syrup Saturday event is limited to 9 people. You must sign up through Eventbrite. All trees are tapped already, but a session leader will take you and the kids through what it’s like to tap a tree, then hold a syrup tasting. Free. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Maple Sugaring in Orange County

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum *Maple sugaring events TBD. Check back for details.
Outdoor Discovery Center
120 Muser Drive, Cornwall
845-534-5506 x204; hhnaturemuseum.org


Maple Sugaring on Long Island

Hoyt Farm 
200 New Highway, Commack
631-543-7804
What to Know: Masks required; open to everyone. Maple sugaring events might be cancelled due to changing COVID-19 guidelines, so call the farm on the day of the event to make sure it’s still happening. Head to the farm early on the day of the event to register.
Maple Sugaring: Sundays, Feb. 21-March 7, 1:30-3pm
Native American and Colonial techniques will be demonstrated to produce maple syrup. Visitors will learn how to make equipment, identify and tap trees, and get to taste the syrup. $5, cash only; no reservations required.

Maple Sugaring in Fairfield County, CT

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford
203-977-6521
What to Know: Masks and social distancing required for adults and children 2 and older. See website for full COVID-19 protocols.  
First County Bank Maple Sugar Fest Sundays: Feb. 21, 28, and March 7, 10am-2pm
Join SM&NC for added attractions, enhanced programming, tree tapping demonstrations, and all the maple syrup and treats you can ask for! Free for Director’s Circle members. Family Plus members can enjoy one pre-registered Sunday for free (additional Sundays $10). Members: $10/person. Non-members: $20/person. Head to the website to register. 
Sponsor-A-Bucket: Personalize your support by sponsoring a bucket throughout the season. The center will place a nametag on each bucket and you can taste a special selection of syrups made during different times of the season. Each sponsorship also includes a pint of syrup, Maple Craft Buttermilk Pancake Mix, and a jar of Maple Sugar made from SM&NC Maple Syrup.
Each sponsorship opportunity is $125. For more information, call Eileen McNamara.

Maple Sugaring in Bergen County, NJ

Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
201-568-6093
What to Know: Masks and social distancing required; see website for full COVID-19 protocols. Space is limited for maple sugaring and pre-registration is required. You can join the waitlist at this time for the Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 events.
Maple Sugaring: Feb. 7-March 28; Sundays, 10-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm, and 1-2pm
Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the gathering of sap over the centuries. Check tapped trees and boil down the sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, and then have a taste. Dress warmly; program will be entirely outdoors. Registration required. $35 per non-member family, up to 6 people; $20 per member family, $12 for non-members and $8 for members. 

Other Places to Go Sugaring in The NY Area

Kenneth Burger Farm
3437 Millbrook Road, Margaretville, NY
845-586-4784

 

 


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