Sweet Stuff: NYC Area Maple Sugaring Spots

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An outing to see how maple syrup is made combines many of our favorite things: the first signs of spring, fresh air with the family, a double-hitter of education (science and history) and, of course, tasting the sweet stuff — sometimes even with pancakes. We found a maple sugaring outing for all tastes, from back-to-basics demonstrations at nature preserves to full-on fests and pancake brunches. Click on through to find your sweet spot! 

For Pancakes and Tapping: Teatown Lake Reservation

The annual pancake brunch at the Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining is a popular affair, with time slots selling out in advance of the event. (It takes place on March 18 this year, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; call 914-762-2912 x 110 now if you want in on that.) The pancake brunch will be followed by free bird walk on the grounds of the nature preserve.

The reservation also hosts Sugaring Sundays featuring naturalists talking tapping, collecting, boiling, bottling and folklore at the sugarhouse for $7 for non-members. (Members are free.)

Time from NYC: About an hour

Sundays through March 18
1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Tickets: $7/non-members; free/members
1600 Spring Valley Rd.
Ossining, Ny 10562
Online: www.teatown.org

photo via Kyle Macdonald on Flickr (pot)


Where do you head to see how maple syrup is made? Tell us in the comments below!

—Mimi O’Connor

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