Old Abandoned sugar shack in a maple bush

Tap Into Spring: New York Maple Weekend 2024 is Here

In the long stretch of a New York State winter, there’s nothing we look forward to more than seeing tap lines winding through the sugarbush. It’s a sure sign that spring is on the way, but more importantly, that fresh maple syrup isn’t far behind! Come to Maple Weekend 2024 to discover the rich heritage behind New York’s sweetest product. March 16-17 and 23-24.

Keep reading to discover Maple Weekend events held by Washington County, NY maple producers!

Collecting sap for New York maple syrup

Maple Fast Facts

Every February and March, producers all over the northeast tap into their maple trees to catch as much sap as they can. The season depends on weather conditions, and sap usually runs for an incredibly small window of time: from 3-8 weeks on average.

Each season, the average maple tree will produce 9 to 13 gallons of sap, resulting in about one quart of maple syrup, depending on the sap’s sugar content. That’s hundreds of trees tapped per farm, and thousands of buckets collected every season!

Did you know? New York State is home to the largest resource of tappable maple trees in the U.S. and over 2,000 maple sugarmakers! As the annual boil begins, many of those producers open their sugar houses to visitors.

Behind Maple Weekend 2024: New York’s Maple Traditions

Preparing for New York Maple Weekend

From tap to the table, making maple syrup is often a hands-on process. And every year, New York Maple Weekend acts as the culmination of the hard work that goes into the maple products we enjoy year-round.

Maple Weekend is a chance for the public to get a hands-on look at New York’s maple sugarmaking processes and traditions.

Organized and sponsored by the New York State Maple Producers’ Association, this annual event has grown from just one Sunday in 1995 to four days of fun over two weekends. Nearly 30 years later, you can find events and participating farms all across New York State!

Maple Weekend 2024 is agritourism at its finest. See the process, smell the delicious maple sap cooking down to syrup, and taste the maple products in their many forms – right from the source!

Plan your trip and book your stay for 2024’s Maple Weekends: March 16-17 and March 23-24 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Check with the sugar shacks you plan to visit for any exceptions!

Maple Weekend 2024 Events in Washington County, NY

Remember, Maple Weekend 2024 is on March 16-17 & 23-24! These local maple producers have confirmed events on both weekends. Stop by for a sweet visit!

Dry Brook Sugar House in Salem, NY – WEBSITE  |  FACEBOOK

Enjoy Dry Brook’s pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. all 4 days of Maple Weekend! And weather permitting, there will be horse-drawn wagon rides each day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grottoli’s Maple in Granville, NY – WEBSITE  |  FACEBOOK

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious pancake breakfast from Grottoli’s! And while you’re there, be sure to take a tour of their sugarhouses.

Mapleland Farms, LLC in Salem, NY – WEBSITE FACEBOOK

Fuel up with an all-you-can-eat pancake & sausage breakfast each day from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. during Maple Weekend! From 9 a.m. –  4 p.m. you’re welcome to explore the farm through the self-guided woodswalk through sugarbush! Or, join a guided production tour, shop in the store or taste some maple products.

Also, Mapleland is open for breakfast only on March 30-31, and will be holding an end-of-season party with beer tasting & food trucks on April 6 -7!

Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House in Whitehall, NY – WEBSITE  |  FACEBOOK

Or, why  not start your day with a famous Rathbun’s breakfast? Their homemade breakfast includes pancakes, French toast and much more. Plus, if weather permits, you’ll be able to enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides and see boiling in the sugarhouse!

Luckily, Rathbun’s open house continues into April. And every weekend for the rest of the year, they’ll serve their delicious breakfast 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.!

Wild Hill Maple in Salem, NY – WEBSITE FACEBOOK

There’s lots going on at Wild Hill Maple each day of Maple Weekend 2024! Stop by to enjoy their ongoing sugarhouse tours, free raffles, free samples of all their products as well as their favorite recipes.

This family-friendly event features a Kid’s Corner with fun crafts & learning for all ages. And of course, there will be plenty maple products to purchase! These include maple cream & candies, granulated maple sugar, maple donuts, maple Greek yogurt, maple coffee & much more.

Still craving more maple for Maple Weekend 2024?

Here are more local Washington County, NY maple producers:

So come visit Washington County, NY for Maple Weekend 2024!

Of course, for our full list of local maple producers, check out the Washington County Maple Trail!

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