Enjoy 2022 Maple Season Offerings in Genesee County!
Did you know it takes 40 liters of sap to make one liter of delicious maple syrup? March is for all things maple and here’s what you’ll find in Genesee County.
New York State Maple Weekends provides a chance for the public to visit farms to learn about the maple sugar making processes and traditions, and to provide a chance to taste pure maple syrup in its many forms – right from the source. This event, organized and sponsored by the New York State Maple Producers’ Association, will be held on March 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2022.
We hope you'll enjoy the taste of the season by visiting our local maple producers this month!
Maple Farms & Sugarhouses
Junior’s Maple | 9280 Alexander Road (Rt. 98), Batavia
Terry (Jr.) & Britt Witkop are the sugar masters behind Junior’s Maple. Be sure to call ahead to explore this local maple farm: 585-813-6446. Visitors and locals are also welcome to stop by the sugar house anytime to purchase maple syrup from their "breezeway" by leaving cash or check in the box.
Randall’s Maple Products | 10307 Smithley Road, Alexander
March 19, 20, 26 & 27, from 10-4
Set in a picturesque farm setting adorned with a pond, Eric & Eleanor Randall make delicious maple syrup for all to enjoy! During Maple Weekend, Eric will take visitors through the process of making maple syrup. Antique maple syrup equipment and a B&O Caboose will be outside near a pond. A few things to note: The number of visitors in the sugarhouse at one time will be limited. While they love pets, please do not bring them along. Some pathways may be muddy and/or icy - be sure to dress accordingly. For inquiries, please call 585-547-3596.
Sweet Dream Maple Farm | 1116 Reynolds Road, Corfu
March 19, 20, 26 & 27, from 10-4
Operated by Al & Amy Stein, Sweet Dream Maple Farm produces pure NYS Maple Syrup from hundreds of trees owned by friends and neighbors and tapped the old-fashioned way - with buckets. Feel at home in their 200-year-old barn while you learn more about how they collect and boil maple sap every spring to bring you the freshest maple syrup. You will see their modern evaporator boiling sap with a wood fire just like folks did centuries ago. Tour the maple kitchen to see where all the goodies (like maple cream and maple sugar shapes) are made.
If you have trouble getting around they have easy access to an observation floor above our maple operation so you can still experience the process.
A food truck will be on-site for lunch and will feature maple hot dogs and maple cannolis!
Maple Treats All Month Long!
Buttercrumbs Bakery | 13 E. Main Street, Corfu
Serving delicious maple treats on special during the month of March! Enjoy Maple & Cinnamon Sweet Rolls, Caramel Maple Crumb Topped Muffins, and Sugar Maple Scones! Pair your freshly made pastry with a maple latte or cappuccino. We know you'll love it, because well, it's maple.
Maple Events Not To Miss:
Genesee Country Village & Museum’s Maple Sugar Festival | 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford
March 19, 20, 26 & 27
An annual favorite is returning to Genesee Country Village & Museum this winter! Gather family and friends to explore the history of maple sugaring in New York State. Start your adventure at our Sugarhouse where the evaporator transforms sap into thick, amber maple syrup. Then, journey to the 19th century to see the techniques and tools that early settlers used to collect sap and make maple sugar. Savor tales of maple sugaring origins with Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) storytellers at the Village Square Stage, try your hand at tapping a tree, or making tallow candles in the Historic Village.
Pancake Weekend at The Ridge | 8101 Conlon Road, Le Roy
March 19 & 20, April 9 & 10
Join The Ridge Campground in Le Roy, NY for buttermilk pancakes and maple syrup, harvested right on site. It is a long standing tradition to serve pancakes and syrup during the maple sugaring season. Come and create new memories with your family.
Western NY Gas & Steam Engine Association Pancake Breakfast |10294 Gillate Road, Alexander
Join the Gas & Steam Engine folks as they serve up all of your favorites; pancakes, sausage, eggs, french toast, home fries, coffee and juice. The breakfast is $10 for Adults, $5 for children 5-12 and toddlers 4 and under eat for FREE.