The 2017 New York State Maple Weekends brochure for Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and Oswego counties is now available online at www.mapleweekend.com with information on individual participating sugarhouses, pancake breakfasts, Sap Run, Maple Trail app, recipes, coloring pages, and more.
On March 18-19 and March 25-26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., sixteen maple producers located across the four-county region will welcome families and visitors of all ages to their farms and forests to experience first-hand how real maple syrup and maple confections are made.
Visitors to Maple Weekend sites will find a variety of pure maple products, guided sugarbush tours, tree tapping and sap boiling demonstrations, activities, and maple products for purchase directly from the sugarmakers.
The brochure also lists information for four pancake breakfasts in the region and the 3rd Annual Sap Run 5k race and 3k walk event. Some producers also host pancake breakfasts at their sugarhouses; other pancake breakfast are fundraisers to benefit local community groups.
Check the brochure listings as some sites are only open on Saturdays, some only one of the two weekends.
Tastings and tours are free at most sites. Driving directions to each individual site are also posted at mapleweekend.com.
Visitors are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for winter season and sugarbush tours.
In addition to the mapleweekend.com online posting, the 2017 New York State Maple Weekends brochure to sites in Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, and Oneida counties is available in print at county chambers of commerce and Cornell Cooperative Extension offices or by contacting Lewis Region Maple Weekend Coordinator Marcia Rudd at [email protected]