Many farm participate in the New York State Maple Producers Assocation's Maple Weekends, holding events on March 17 & 18, 24 & 25.
You can visit sugar shacks to see production in action, enjoy maple tasting and contests and purchase some of the sweetest locally-produced syrup around.
Others local maple sugar shacks offer tours all month long or by appointment.
Here's the Hudson Valley Food Network's guide to the sweetest events of the year.
Spend an afternoon finding out all there is to know about making maple syrup.
Sharpe Reservation Maple Celebration, A Sugar Maple Celebration, maple sugaring, Sugar Bush Hike, Nature Discovery Room, Planetarium, Woodsmen Field Day. Local crafters' and farmers' market
March 17 & 18
Sugaring off pancake breakfast at Muscoot Farm
Maple sugaring festival at Randolph School in Wappingers Falls
March 17 & 18, 24 & 25
New York State Maple Weekend: An open house of sugar shacks throughout the state
Hudson Valley Locations:
Local sugar shacks:
351 Samsonville Road, Kerhonkson, (845) 626-3466. Call for tours mid-Feb.through March.
591 Cty Rte 2, Accord, (845) 687-2518. Sap house open daily during season, call first
High Point Mountain Maple Syrup
75 Whispell Rd, West Shoka, 845-657-7252, Maple products can be purchased year round.
Oliverea School House Maple Syrup
609 Oliverea Rd, Oliverea, 845-254-5296. State-of-the-art maple farm with 3,000 taps in the Catskill Mountains. Tours available year round.
For more maple weekend events throughout the state, visit the NY Maple Growers site.