Woman and child look into maple sugar bucket

Maple Sugar Festival

March 18, 19, 25 & 26

Tap into the history of maple sugaring!

Gather family and friends to enjoy an outdoor exploration of the history of maple sugaring in New York State! Start your adventure at our Sugarhouse, then, journey to the 19th century to see the techniques and tools that early settlers used to collect sap and make maple sugar. 

Tickets for this event are not yet for sale – please check back in the coming months! 

Visit the sugar house

Did you know? Part of the Nature Center at GCV&M is a working sugar house, where sap is collected from the Sugar Bush on our grounds and turned into real NY maple syrup!

When you visit the Sugar House during our Maple Sugar Festival you’ll see the modern-day wood-fired evaporator in action, learn how much sap it takes to make one gallon of maple syrup, smell the sweet bubbling sap as it boils down into thick sugary syrup, and more.

Maple products from the Sugar House are available for sale in the Flint Hill Store.

Explore the sugar bush

Journey to the 19th century to see the techniques and tools that early settlers used to collect sap and make maple sugar! Explore the sugar bush and surrounding trails at the Genesee Country Nature Center, where you will learn from costumed historic interpreters how clear sap was boiled down into thick maple syrup and hardened into maple sugar.

Explore a 19th-century sugar camp as you trek through the wintry woods! 

Venture into the Historic Village

Meander in and out of historic homes around the Village and explore 19th-century uses for maple syrup and sugar – and even sample some historic “reciepts,” called recipes, today! 

Shop the Flint Hill Store

Don’t forget to visit the Flint Hill Store, where you can find maple products made with syrup tapped right here at GCV&M! 

Ticket Information

Tickets for this event are not yet for sale – please check back in the coming months! 

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