Pure Adirondack Maple Syrup
Pure Adirondack Gold. Brought to you by sugar shacks across the six million acre wilderness preserve.

Waffles or pancakes? Doesn’t matter as long as you’ve got pure, delicious, Adirondacks Grade A Maple Syrup to pour over them. You’re out of syrup you say? No worries. Check out our featured sugar shacks to stock up and enter the 2018 Maple Syrup Giveaway below for your chance to win 4 quarts of that pure Adirondack gold. Enter now until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2018 and you could be one of our six lucky winners!

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The Adirondack Park is one of the most spectacular natural attractions in New York and lies within a day‘s drive for much of the Northeastern United States, as well as Ontario and Quebec. Once you visit — you‘ll always return.

Adirondack Maple Syrup

Maple sugaring is a tradition older than the Adirondack Park itself, said to have originated with the Iroquois when an errant tomahawk struck a maple tree, releasing the sap. Contemporary sugar makers begin harvesting sap as winter wanes, usually around the beginning of March. Warmer days give way to freezing nights, creating ideal conditions and increasing sap flow.

To harvest maple sap, a tap is driven into each tree. The method of collection varies - from old-fashioned buckets to state-of-the-art piping that snakes along trees, straight into the sugar house. Once collected, the sap is boiled down to remove excess moisture. What remains is pure maple syrup. The syrup is processed, tested and graded using the industry standards of: Fancy, Medium Amber, Dark Amber or B. After that, it is packaged and ready for breakfast.

New York's finest agricultural tradition culminates during Maple Weekend, one of the top Adirondack Festivals in spring. This state-wide "Liquid Gold" celebration opens sugar shack doors for tours, educational treks and enjoyment of all things maple. Held the last two weekends in March, this event spans the Adirondack's six-million acres, from mountains to valleys.

 
WATCH: A Labor Of Love

"When you visit Randy Galusha's Toad Hill Maple Farm in Thurman, NY, you'll see acres of tapped sugar maples, and a state-of-the-art wooden sugarhouse built almost entirely with timber from the farm. You'll also see energy efficient machinery, a crisscross of tubing to collect the sap, and a highly refined maple syrup production process."

 

2018 Maple Weekends

March 17-18

Maple Fest
8:00 AM in Speculator, NY 12164

Bechard's Sugar House
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Bechard's Sugar House, 61 Sanger Lane West Chazy, NY 12992

Parker Family Maple Farm
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Parker Family Maple Farm, 1043 Slosson Road West Chazy, NY 12992

Thurman Maple Days
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Thurman/Athol, NY
(March 17-18 is the second of three weekends of Thurman Maple Days)

Brandy Brook Maple Farm
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Brandy Brook Maple Farm, 439 Brandy Brook Road Ellenburg Center, NY 12934

Brow's Sugarhouse
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Brow's Sugarhouse, 89 Sugarbush Drive West Chazy, NY 12992

Mark Twain Maple Works
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Mark Twain Maple Works, 624 Lake Street Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Oak Hill Farm
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at McComb's Oak Hill Farm, 227 Elm Lake Road Speculator, NY 12164

Black Rooster Maple
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Black Rooster Maple, 10819 NYS Route 9N Keene, NY 12942

Cornell Univ - Uihlein Forest
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Cornell Univ. - Uihlein Forest, 157 Bear Cub Lane Lake Placid, NY 12946

Maple Knoll Farm
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Maple Knoll Farm, 784 14th Road Minerva, NY 12851

Paul Smith's College VIC
10:00 AM at Paul Smith's College VIC, 8023 State Route 30 Paul Smiths, NY 12970

The Wild Center
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Moser's Maple
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Moser's Maple, 9609 Croghan Resorvoir Road Croghan, NY 13327

Pierce's Sugar Spigot
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Pierce's Sugar Spigot, 11603 Route 812 Croghan, NY 13327

Swiss'er Sweet Maple
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Swiss'er Sweet Maple, 6242 Swiss Road Castorland, NY 13620

Yancey's Sugarbush
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Yancey's Sugarbush, 7981 Long Pond Road Croghan, NY 13327

Moon Valley Maple
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Moon Valley Maple, 215 Johnson Road Malone, NY 12953

Hidden Hollow Maple Farm Inc.
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Hidden Hollow Maple Farm, 312 Dippikill Road Warrensburg, NY 12885

Sacred Roots Maples
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 161 Atwood Rd West Chazy, NY 12992
Sleigh Rides 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

March 24-25

Bechard's Sugar House
8:00 AM at Bechard's Sugar House, 61 Sanger Lane West Chazy, NY 12992

Parker Family Maple Farm
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Parker Family Maple Farm, 1043 Slosson Road West Chazy, NY 12992

Thurman Maple Days
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at All over Thurman/Athol, NY

Moon Valley Maple
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Moon Valley Maple, 215 Johnson Road Malone, NY 12953

Hidden Hollow Maple Farm Inc.
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Hidden Hollow Maple Farm, 312 Dippikill Road Warrensburg, NY 12885

Moser's Maple
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Moser's Maple, 9609 Crogahn Resorvoir Road Croghan, NY 13327

Pierce's Sugar Spigot
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Pierce's Sugar Spigot, 11603 Route 812 Croghan, NY 13327

Swiss'er Sweet Maple
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Swiss'er Sweet Maple, 6242 Swiss Road Castorland, NY 13620

Black Rooster Maple
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Black Rooster Maple, 10819 NYS Route 9N Keene, NY 12942

Cornell Univ - Uihlein Forest
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Cornell Univ. - Uihlein Forest, 157 Bear Cub Lane Lake Placid, NY 12946

Maple Knoll Farm
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Maple Knoll Farm, 784 14th Road Minerva, NY 12851

Paul Smith's College VIC
10:00 AM at Paul Smith's College VIC, 8023 State Route 30 Paul Smiths, NY 12970

McComb's Oak Hill Farm
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at McComb's Oak Hill Farm, 227 Elm Lake Road Speculator, NY 12164

Brow's Sugarhouse
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Brow's Sugarhouse, 89 Sugarbush Drive West Chazy, NY 12992

Mark Twain Maple Works
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Mark Twain Maple Works, 624 Lake Street Saranac Lake, NY 12983

The Wild Center
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Brandy Brook Maple Farm
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Brandy Brook Maple Farm, 439 Brandy Brook Road Ellenburg Center, NY 12934

Yancey's Sugarbush
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Yancey's Sugarbush, 7981 Long Pond Road Croghan, NY 13327

Sacred Roots Maples
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 161 Atwood Rd West Chazy, NY 12992
Sleigh Rides 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

March 25

Gore Mountain Maple Day
at Gore Mountain, 793 Peaceful Valley Road North Creek, NY 12853

Adk Maple Syrup Giveaway

The Adirondack Regions
The Adirondack Regions feature over 100 welcoming communities, mountains, lakes, verdant valleys and steep cliffs. Spanning more than six million acres, the Adirondack Mountains are home to the largest protected natural area in the lower 48 of the United States. Like a patchwork quilt, the Adirondacks are made up of twelve distinct regional destinations, each offering their own brand of Adirondack adventure. From the endless canoeing and kayaking in the Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake regions, to the extensive hiking trails of the High Peaks Wilderness in the Lake Placid Region - discover an area as diverse in geography as it is in activities and events. Bicycle between wineries on the Adirondack Coast, or dive to sunken shipwrecks in the Adirondack Seaway near the Canadian Border. You're invited to explore the Lake George Region's family-friendly attractions and discover the Adirondack Tug Hill Plateau's one-of-a-kind recreation opportunities.
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