As winter begins to fade and the first signs of spring ease their way into the Lake George and Adirondack Region, expert sugarmakers retrieve their sugar taps from thousands of maple trees, signaling the start of our beloved maple syrup season. Being the number two producer of maple syrup in the United States (next to our Vermont neighbors), this is a must-visit time of year, offering all a sugary-sweet maple experience.
After a peaceful night’s sleep at The Fort William Henry Hotel, start your day with piping hot cinnamon swirl french toast with homemade cinnamon bread, egg battered and griddled. You can top it with 100% pure maple syrup to start your maple day.
Fun Fact: It takes more than 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup! This is just one thing to learn from the sugarmakers.
A sampling of maple sugaring locations to explore is listed below. Many of these locations offer tours and maple products that are available for purchase. Please call ahead and check website listings, as some sites require reservations.
269 Mud Street
Thurman, NY 12810
Mud Street Maple is open most spring weekends for outdoor maple fun.
137 Charles Olds Road
Athol, NY 12810
Toad Hill Maple Farm provides online ordering to schedule a pickup time. While on-site, be sure to take photos in their big Adirondack chair.
1208 Hatch Hill Road
Whitehall, NY 12887
Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House is open Saturdays and Sundays for breakfast. Visit the Maple Sugar House gift shop behind the restaurant.
366 Carney Cassidy Road
Salem, NY 12865
Wild Hill Maple’s sugarhouse is open to purchase products year-round.
190 Valley Road
Thurman, NY 12882
Visit Valley Road Maple Farm state-of-the-art sugarhouse. They are the exclusive syrup producer for Oscar’s Adirondack Smokehouse in Warrensburg.
10819 NY-73 Scenic
Keene, NY 12942
There is no need to call ahead because this self-serve maple cabin in Keene is open 24/7.
208 Perry Road
North Creek, NY 12853
Visit MCR Maple’s newly constructed sugar house. This operation focuses on educating the consumer from sugar bush to evaporator. Warm-up inside while sampling some tasty maple treats