Spring is upon us, and with that brings out lots of sweet events. Check out a few ways to celebrate the new season with maple sugaring in Westchester.
1. Sugaring Sundays at Teatown: Take a drive to Ossining for sugaring at Teatown! From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugarhouse sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year! Sugaring occurs at 1pm, 2pm or 3pm.
2. New York State Maple Fest Weekends at Hilltop Hanover Farm: Hilltop Hanover Farm will be celebrating by hosting “New York State Maple Fest Weekends” on Saturday, March 23; Sunday, March 24; Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31.
During the pancake breakfasts, they will serve local maple syrup, produced at White Oak Farm, and bacon and sausage, produced at Hemlock Hill Farm. While guests wait to be served they have the opportunity to explore. They can visit the farm stand, hike two nature trails, play with dwarf goats and view antique farm equipment.
3, Sugaring at Muscoot: Learn more about sugaring at the Muscoot open house days from 12pm-3pm every Saturday with the big “sugar off” on March 10th.
4. Westmoreland’s Sugarfest: Enjoy pancakes with the family at Westmoreland’s 14th Annual Sugarfest 2019. Held on March 9th and 10th throughout a variety of seatings (9:30-10:30/11:30-12:30), families will learn how to tap a tree as the team at Westmoreland goes through the evolution of making maple syrup as well as learn more about the harvesting techniques used by the Native Americans and early colonists. Please come relive what it was like to make maple syrup in the 1800’s.
5, Maple Sugaring at Trailside Nature Museum: This annual celebration features food, music and sugaring demonstrations all day.
6. Maple Sugar Tours at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Visit Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for their Maple Sugar Tours on Saturday and Sunday. During the tours, families will see and learn how to tap sugar maple trees. The tour ends with a challenge to see if you can tell the difference between maple-flavored syrup and the real thing!