Tap into Maple Season in Genesee County
Did you know that New York State is home to the largest resource of tappable maple trees in the United States?
New York State Maple Weekends provide 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. Visit one of the over 2,000 maple sugarmakers in New York State this Maple Weekend.
This event, organized and sponsored by the New York State Maple Producers’ Association, will be held on March 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2023.
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
Started in 2014, Junior's Maple Products welcomes visitors and locals to stop by the sugar house anytime to purchase maple syrup from their "breezeway" by leaving cash or check in the box. To explore this maple farm and to see the maple syrup process, be sure to call ahead to make sure they're in: 585-813-6446.
Randall’s Maple Products | 10307 Smithley Road, Alexander
March 18, 19, 25 & 26 from 10-4
Set in a picturesque farm setting adorned with a pond, the Randalls make delicious maple syrup for all to enjoy! During Maple Weekend, visitors will be taken 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 18, 19, 25 & 26 from 10-4
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 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! For inquiries, please call 585-356-2669.
Maple Events Not To Miss:
Maple Sugar Festival at Genesee Country Village & Museum | 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford
March 18, 19, 25 & 26
Gather family and friends to explore the history of maple sugaring in New York State. Start your adventure at the 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 Breakfast at Western NY Gas & Steam Engine Association |10294 Gillate Road, Alexander
March 19 & 26
Join the Gas & Steam Engine Association 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 FREE for toddlers 4 and under.