2023 Self-Guided Maple Tour
Maple syrup has a long tradition in North America dating back to Native Americans who first discovered how to turn sap into syrup 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 18 and 19, 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 eight local maple producers at stops throughout the area: Burke’s Maple Farm, Streamside Maple, Journey's End Farm, George Boudman & Tom Hollister, Tom Nebzydoski. North Harford Maple, Shemanski Maple Syrup, and Lake Russell Maple. Stop by one, two, three or all eight 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 18, 8 am - 12 noon. adults $12, children 12+under $6, Damascus Community Center at 60 Conklin Hill Road in Damascus PA.
- Saturday, March 18, 8:30 am - 12 noon, adults $10, children 10+under $6, Newfoundland Moravian Church at 982 Main St., Newfoundland PA.
- Sunday, March 19, 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.