GREENWICH, N.Y. — It’s almost that time again! New York Maple Weekends are almost here! Hosted by the New York State Maple Producers Association and proudly funded by the NYS Department of Agriculture, New York Maple Weekends allow you to visit your local verified maple producer on March 21-22 and 28-29. Those producers will open their doors to visitors looking to enjoy the region’s fresh maple and experience how New York’s delicious maple products are made.
Sugarmakers in the Upper Hudson region are eager to welcome visitors during Maple Weekend. You will get the chance to learn how to cook and bake with maple syrup, maple sap, and a variety of other maple drinks and confections. Most sites are open free of charge while others will collect a modest fee for a delicious pancake breakfast. Maple Weekends are a fantastic way to get your hands on the fine products the Upper Hudson region has to offer while also meeting the producers that make New York the largest maple-producing state in the United States.
As sweet as the experience is, remember most sites are rustic and muddy. Wearing layers and insulated footwear is highly encouraged when navigating the sites.
Maple Weekend began in 1995 as “Maple Sunday,” so this year marks the 25th anniversary of the event and now spans 4 days during two different weekends. The event shows off sustainable agritourism at its best.
For more information about New York’s Maple Weekends, visit mapleweekend.nysmaple.com or contact Maple Weekend Coordinator, Keith Schiebel, at email@example.com or (315) 335-0887. For information specific to the Upper Hudson region, check out their website at upperhudsonmaple.com.
–Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association
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