New York State Maple Weekends: March 17-18 + March 24-25
While there may be more snow in the forecast, spring officially begins on Tuesday and what a sweeter way to start the season than with New York State Maple Weekends!
On March 17-18 and March 24-25, over 175 maple farms from across New York State will open the doors to sugar houses for guests to explore the magic of making maple syrup.
Tours and samples are free. For a full list of local events, visit: https://mapleweekend.nysmaple.com
• It takes 40-50 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of maple syrup.
• A gallon of maple syrup weights 11 pounds.
• Tapping a tree doesn't do permanent damage to a maple tree, only 10 percent of the sap is collected and many trees can be tapped for several decades.
• Maple syrup contains only 50 calories per tablespoon.