Taste Sweet Pure Maple at Oswego County’s 2019 Maple Weekend Sugarhouses

The Maple Weekend coordinator for Oswego County will speak at the 2019 NY State Maple Conference in Syracuse.

Oswego County sugarhouses participating in New York State’s 2019 Maple Weekends await your visit to taste real maple syrup and to experience first-hand how real maple syrup and maple confections are made March 23-24 and March 30-31.

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Visitors to Oswego County sugar bushes during Maple Weekends will be able to observe maple operations and learn how sap is collected and boiled into maple syrup. Pictured is a stand of trees at Maple Hollow Farm, Hannibal.

The Oswego County site are part of a four-county region promoting maple. The farms hosting the regional 2019 Maple Weekend open house events, from 10 am to 4 pm, include some making maple for more than 100-175 years and others with recently-built and ultra-modern sugarmaking operations. A wide variety of pure maple products will be available for tasting and purchase. Some sites also offer woods tours.

For directions and more information on Maple Weekend across New York State, visit www.mapleweekend.com.

2019 Maple Weekend sites, events and activities in the four-county region also include the International Maple Museum Centre in Croghan, N.Y.; the 5th annual Maple Sap 5K Run-3K Walk in Mannsville, N.Y.; and pancake breakfasts.

Official New York State Maple Weekend Maple Tapping Ceremonies in the region may include multiple generations of maple families, local FFA students, and local and state dignitaries, including:

. Oneida County’s ceremony ahead of the Maple Weekends on Saturday, March 2 at Tibbetts Maple, New Hartford;

. Lewis County’s ceremony: Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at the International Maple Museum Centre, Croghan;

. Oswego County’s ceremony: Saturday, March 23 at noon at Yardley Maple, Mexico: and

. Jefferson County’s ceremony: March 30: 12:00 PM at Rudd’s Family Maple Syrup, Mannsville, N.Y.

Visitors are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for winter season and sugarbush tours.

Driving directions to Maple Weekend sites in the four-country region and statewide are posted at www.mapleweekend.com. Check listings as some sites are open only for the Maple Weekend Saturdays.

The 2019 Maple Weekend Sites in Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, and Oneida counties are as follow:

OSWEGO COUNTY
Mexico: Oswego County Official Maple Weekend Tapping Ceremony: March 23 at noon at Yardley Maple, 524 County Route 64, Mexico, N.Y., 315-380-1416. Tour our sugarhouse and see sap being turned into pure maple syrup

Fulton: Red Schoolhouse Maple and Pancake Breakfast, 2437 County Route 4, 315-243-1034. Gourmet maple products, delicious pancake breakfast served all four days 8 a.m. – noon

Hannibal: Maple Hill Farm, 86 Guernsey Road, 315-593-2396. Find maple syrup, maple cream, and molded sugar here

Hannibal: Maple Hollow Farm, 1309 County Route 85, 315-564-7133. Enjoy free samples of pure maple syrup, maple cream and maple fluff

JEFFERSON COUNTY
Mannsville: Jefferson County Official Maple Weekend Tapping Ceremony: March 30: noon at Rudd’s Family Maple Syrup, 16370 Balch Place, Mannsville, 315-405-1479. Taste the tradition and experience the heritage of maple here since 1921

Black River: Widrick Maple, 21243 Staplin Road, 315-775-4964. One of the area’s more modern sugarhouses

Dexter: Farmhouse Maple, 22341 State Rte. 180, 315-486-5981. Wagon rides, face painting, family fun

Mannsville: Saturday, March 30 only: 8 a.m. – noon Pancake Breakfast, Mannsville Methodist Church, 203 Lorraine Street

Mannsville: Saturday, March 30 only: 9 am, 5th Annual Maple Sap 5K Run-3K Walk for all ages, South Jefferson Mannsville-Manor Elementary School, US Route 11, 315-222-8126, www.facebook.com/mapleweekend/walk

Watertown: Massey Ranch Maple, 20605 Combs Road, 315-783-5939. See how maple syrup is made the traditional way

LEWIS COUNTY
Croghan: Lewis County Official Maple Weekend Tapping Ceremony: March 23, 11 a.m. at the International Maple Museum Centre, 9756 State Route 812, Croghan, 315-346-1107; pancake breakfast all four days 7 a.m. – noon.

Castorland: Swiss’er Sweet Maple, 6242 Swiss Road, 315-346-1034. See and taste the Zehr family tradition from our trees to your table

Copenhagen: Moser’s Mapleridge Farm, 3981 Wilson Road, Copenhagen, 315-688-2518. A family tradition for more than 35 years, open only on Saturday, March 23 and Saturday, March 30

Croghan: Moser’s Maple, 9605 Croghan Reservoir Road, 315-486-7933, www.mosersmaple.com. Where modern syrup production meets traditional candy making

Croghan: Pierce’s Sugar Spigot, 11603 Route 812, 315-543-2980. See how boiling raw sap from maple trees becomes sweet maple syrup

Croghan: Sterling Valley Maple, 9610 Croghan Reservoir Road, 315-586-2599. Three generations making quality maple products.

Croghan: Yancey’s Sugarbush, 7981 Long Pond Road, 315-346-6356. Join the many people who have visited this historic sugarbush since 1844.

ONEIDA COUNTY
New Hartford: Oneida County Official Maple Weekend Tapping Ceremony: March 2 at 11 a.m. at Tibbitts Maple, 8874 Tibbitts Road, New Hartford, N.Y. This ceremony is held in advance of Maple Weekends; sugarhouse is also open those weekends with four generations of sugarmakers and growing

Clinton: Shaw’s Maple Products, 7945 Maxwell Road, 315-725-0547. Watch our process of making fresh maple cotton floss with free samples.

Verona: V.V.S. FFA Maple Market and Pancake Breakfast, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School, 315-829-7462. Free wagon rides and guided tour of sugar operation with FFA, breakfast all 4 days 7:30 a.m. – noon.