Bring the entire family and enjoy the fresh air and the delicious aroma of simmering maple syrup, as you set off into the woods in search of sweet adventure at the annual Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast March 15-16 & 22-23.
Start your visit at the Nature Center and walk on the Maple History Trail. As you hike through the recently expanded sugarbush you'll see more trees tapped with modern tubing and stop at stations to see how collecting sap has changed over time.
Maple syrup is one of the oldest natural sweeteners in North America, and “boiling down” was arguably the only sugar refining process available to Native Americans and early settlers in the north. After you visit the maple sugar camp, head out to the Historic Village and:
Before or after enjoying the day at our Maple Sugaring event, come join us for a delicious pancake breakfast with real maple syrup! The breakfast is served from 9 a.m.. to 1 p.m.. on each day of the event. Breakfast includes unlimited pancakes & sausage served with real maple syrup, milk, juice, coffee, tea & hot cocoa.
Maple syrup isn't just for pancakes! Enter your best recipe using 100% pure New York maple syrup and you could win the grand prize: a $200 Wegmans gift card & one-of-a-kind handcrafted platter made right here at the Museum! Here's how to enter.
Each day at the Flint Hill Store from Noon to 4 p.m. meet author Nina Raqueno as she signs copies of her book Pancakes for Piggies.
"All GG Piggy wants for breakfast is some pancakes, but the big bad wolf has other plans for the Piggy family. See what happens when piggies, syrup, pancakes, knitting and a wolf collide. Bonus knitting pattern included."
Adult $9.50*; Youth (4-16) $7.50*; Children (3 & under) & Museum Members FREE
*see below for Wegmans Shoppers Club Discount
Adult $8.50; Youth (4-16) $6.50; Children (3 & under) FREE
There is no Museum Member or Wegmans Shoppers Club discount for the Pancake Breakfast
Thanks to the generous support of Wegmans, all Shoppers Club members can get $2 off of your admission to the Maple Sugar Festival! Just purchase your ticket(s) at a participating Wegmans location, or present your Shoppers Club card at our Admissions counter when you purchase your tickets at the museum. Cannot be applied to the Pancake Breakfast. Please be sure to have your card with you at the time of purchase.
Thank you for your support of the 2014 Maple Sugar Festival
Photography Credit: Sharon Dentice & Brian Nagel
The Nature Center Trails are open weekends January & February. The Historic Village is closed for the season and will reopen May 10.