Maple Sugar Festival at Genesee Country Village & Museum

Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, Mar 22, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Genesee Country Village & Museum

Categories


Bring the entire family and enjoy the fresh air and the delicious aroma of simmering maple syrup, as you set off into the woods in search of sweet adventure at the annual Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast March 15-16 & 22-23.

Saturday March 15 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Sunday March 16 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Saturday March 22 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Sunday March 23 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Start your visit at the Nature Center and walk on the Maple History Trail. As you hike through the recently expanded sugarbush you’ll see more trees tapped with modern tubing and stop at stations to see how collecting sap has changed over time.

  • NEW for 2014! Watch steam rise from the evaporator pan and smell the aroma of syrup in the air as you visit our new Sugar Shack and see sap boiled down into delicious maple syrup in a modern evaporator.
  • Find out how to identify a Sugar Maple tree, how tall they grow, and how big and old they need to be in order to tap them.
  • Try your hand at using some of the metal tools, buckets and spiles used when tapping trees.
  • Go back in time to the early 19th century and see some of the techniques and tools that early settlers would use to collect sap in order to make it into maple sugar.
  • See what it’s like to manage sap buckets on a shoulder yoke.
  • Grab some delicious maple cotton candy or maple popcorn (additional fee).