Maple Weekends continue with local tours

Visitors taste maple syrup in the Heaven Hill Farm sugar house in Lake Placid on Saturday, March 18 during the first of two New York State Maple Weekends. The last Maple Weekend is on March 25 and 26. From left are Katie Brennan of Lake Placid, Stephen Shergold of Nottingham, United Kingdom, Sarah and Tom Manitta (maple producer for the farm), and Molly Brennan Shergold (child in front) and Simon Shergold of Lake Placid. Not seen, behind Simon is Shirley Shergold, Stephen’s wife, of Nottingham. (Enterprise photo — Andy Flynn)

SARANAC LAKE — The second Maple Weekend of the year will be held today and Sunday, and several maple producers in the Tri-Lakes Region are participating.

Sponsored by the New York State Maple Producers’ Association, producers are usually open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at most locations.

This is a chance for the public to witness the maple sugar-making processes and traditions. Visitors can also taste pure maple syrup in its many forms where it is made.

There are many maple producers in New York, and not all have signed up to be part of Maple Weekends. Below are the local ones listed on the Maple Weekends website.

¯ Mark Twain Mapleworks, 614 Lake St., Saranac Lake. 518-891-5915.

¯ Paul Smith’s College, 321 White Pine Road, Paul Smiths. 518-526-6570.

¯ Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths. 518-327-6241.

¯ Cornell University Uihlein Maple Research Forest, 157 Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid. 518-523-9337.

¯ Heaven Hill Farm, 302 Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid. 315-412-5079.

Learn more at mapleweekend.nysmaple.com.


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