Maple Sugaring Season

As winter ends, it’s maple sugaring time! Visit us to see, learn, and, most importantly, TASTE! Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers, see an evaporator in action, and finish by participating in our taste test challenge to see if you can tell the difference between maple-flavored syrup and the real thing!  Maple syrup & other delicious maple products as well as hot chocolate available for purchase in our Visitors Center gift shop. 

Please wear appropriate footwear and dress warmly!

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Join us for our special opening day of the Maple Sugar Season: Sweet Maple Syrup Celebration!

  • Saturday, February 23

  • Tour Times: 11am-3pm See details below

  • Outdoor Discovery Center

  • Admission: Museum Members: $8 Adults, $6 Children ages 3 – 17. Not-yet-Members: $10 Adults, $8 Children ages 3 - 17. Prepaid registration strongly suggested - Walk-ins welcome if space allows- See below to register.

It’s opening day! Come celebrate the beginning of maple sugar season and visit our Sugar Shacks! Purchase your tour ticket at the Visitors Center at the Outdoor Discovery Center and join us for:

  • Special crafts, games, and story telling around the camp fire

  • Treats of the sweet season

  • Fun recipes for maple syrup

  • Maple Sugar Tours (see details and registration below- Tour registration is strongly suggested)

Maple Sugar Tours

  • Saturdays and Sundays; February 23 & 24; March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17

  • Tour Times: 11am-3pm See details below

  • Outdoor Discovery Center

  • Admission: Museum Members: $8 Adults, $6 Children ages 3 – 17. Not-yet-Members: $10 Adults, $8 Children ages 3 - 17. Prepaid registration strongly suggested - Walk-ins welcome if space allows- See below to register

Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern day farmers, see an evaporator in action, and participate in our taste test challenge to see if you can tell the difference between maple-flavored syrup and the real thing!  

*Sugar Bush Tours: 11am, 1pm & 2pm

a one mile moderate hike through field and forest to the Sugar Bush Shack  *(terrain and weather conditions dependent)*

Maple Lane Tours: 12pm & 3pm

perfect for little legs, a short walk from the Visitor Center to our Maple Lane Sugar Shack after a tour of the sugar maple stand.

Call 845-534-5506 ext 204 to register by phone.    

Online tour registration will close at 4pm the Friday before the weekend of upcoming tours                

In case of inclement weather check the Museum's Facebook page or call 845-534-5506