2024 Self-Guided Maple Tour

A tapped sugar maple tree with sap dripping into a metal bucket.

Maple syrup has a long tradition in North America dating back to Native Americans who first discovered how to turn sap into syrup and then sugar.  The sugar maple tree, Acer saccharum, is a species unique to Northeastern America, including Pennsylvania, making maple syrup a special product! 

The Northeastern PA Maple Producers will hold their annual Self-Guided Maple Tour on Saturday and Sunday, March 16th and 17th, from 10 am to 4 pm. The tour attracts people from all over the state as well as New York and New Jersey.  

This year will feature eleven local maple producers at stops throughout the area:  Burke’s Maple Farm, Streamside Maple, Journey's End Farm, Sticky Dog Sap House, Nebzydoski's Maple Farm, North Harford Maple, Shemanski Maple Syrup, Morning Sun Farm,August Acres, G&M Maple, and Pocono Mountain Maple.. Stop by one, two, three, or all eleven to see the process of turning sap into syrup.  Pick up some locally produced maple syrup and maple-infused products along your travels.

Don’t forget to stop by one of the pancake breakfasts to enhance your experience:

  • Saturday, March 16, 8 am - 12 noon. adults $12, children 12+under $6, Damascus Community Center at 60 Conklin Hill Road in Damascus PA.
  • Saturday, March 16,  8:30 am - 12 noon, adults $10, children 10+under $6, Newfoundland Moravian Church at 982 Main St., Newfoundland PA.
  • Sunday, March 17, 8:30 - 12 noon, adults $14, children 12+under $7, Costello Monahan-Brown American Legion at 395 Great Bend Turnpike, Pleasant Mount, PA.

The tour is coordinated by the Northeastern PA Maple Producers Association in partnership with the Wayne Conservation District and Penn State Extension – Wayne County. The Northeastern PA Maple Producers Association has more than 25 members and represents “Sugar Bushes” ranging from a few taps to well over 5,000 taps.  Mark your calendar for this fun event and visit maple producers as they share their love for making maple syrup.  

The tour is a FREE, family-friendly event open to the public, offering a great experience for all ages.  Please contact Trevor Tochydlowski of the Wayne Conservation District at 570-253-0930 for further information.

Download the brochure & map.

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