Maple weekend is almost here.  It's a perfect time to get outside with your family for some fresh air and to learn how your favorite maple products are made.

There's nothing better than a fresh sweet maple treat in the spring and you can see how they're made next weekend.  It's something every kid should see when they're little.

I'll never forget when I was a kid, my grandma had these huge maple trees in her front yard.  Every year around this time they would be tapped with lines and buckets to gather the sap from the trees.  When we asked what the heck they were for, my parents packed us in the car and took us to what they called the sugar shack to watch them make maple syrup.  We watched them boil it and even got to try a little before we went home.  It's a taste that still takes me back to that day every time I have it.

This is a perfect opportunity to take a small road trip with your kids next weekend to do the same thing.  It's almost Maple Weekend at the Genessee Country Village and Museum.  They will have all kinds of maple-themed activities and even an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast (with an additional ticket) with homemade maple syrup next weekend.

Some of the things you'll be able to do:

  • Walk the Maple History Trail to see how syrup production has evolved through time and taste authentic sugar on snow
  • Visit their working sugarhouse to see a modern sap evaporator in action.
  • Shop for maple products made on-site, including maple cotton candy, maple sugar candy, maple cream, and maple syrup 

There will be an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast available every day with real NYS maple syrup, sausage, milk, tea, coffee, and hot chocolate, and of course, pancakes! March 19-21 and 26-28. Breakfast will be served 9:30 am-12:30 pm each day.  A separate pre-sale ticket will be required for breakfast.

There is so much happening that weekend.  You won't want to miss it.  Check out more and find out how to get your presale tickets by clicking here!

 

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