2017 Maple in the Mountains!

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Buckets on Maple Trees collecting sweet sapReady to taste some fresh maple syrup? Add to your calendar the weekends of March 18-19 & March 25-26, 2017 as Maple Weekends in New York State!

Cattaraugus County Maple producers

  • Boberg's Maple in Delevan is inviting you to watch their process and sample maple products.  Known for their Maple Cream. 716-378-8736. 
  • Maple Glen Sugar House in Gowanda will present a candy making demo. Try their famous maple hotdogs and take a tour of the facility. Check out their unique products like maple mustard or learn from a daily demonstration on how maply syrup is made, as well as maple cream, maple sugar candy, maple popcorn and maple cotton cand.  There will be wagon rides!  716-532-5483.
  • Moore's Maple Shack & Pancake House in Freedom will have wagon rides to their sugar shack (weather permitting), All-You-Can-Eat Buttermilk Pancakes at their Restaurant, fresh maple syrup and samples of their products. Please note that Moore's is a pancake house too decorated with family antiques, ranging from an oxen yoke to a 1910 wedding dress. 
  • Sprague's Maple Farms in Portville will have kids activities all day including wagon rides, an authentic old-fashioned sugarhouse along with tree tapping demonstrations and snow parties! Taste Maple Wine, maple cake donuts, sugar on snow and more! Sprague's Maple Farms is known for their great maple meals!
  • Wright Farms in Farmersville wants you to try their jackwax which turns maple and snow into a taffy substance.  View the over 8000 taps they use and their moder sugarhouse. 

Two weekends of Maple greatness in New York State.

Franklinville's Maple Festival

Mark April 29-30, 2017 on your calendar for one of the biggest Maple Festivals in New York Franklinville's Maple Festival.

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Spragues

Tractor rides at Sprague's!                                     

Moore's Sugar Shack & Pancake House

Moore's Maple

Maple Glen Sugar House

Maple Glen Sugar House

Wright's

Wright's Maple Farms

Also, see our Facebook for more photos and some info about each of these places!

Health Benefits of Maple Sugar

Maple syrup has many properties that are good for the body including antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.  It has fewer calories, and is generally much more sweet.   Drizzling maple syrup on your oatmeal may help prevent inflammatory diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s, a University of Rhode Island study found.  It is great for youthful skin, repairing environmental and free radical damage.  Tummy troubles?  Maple Syrup is less likely to cause indigestion, gas, and bloating, compared with processed sweeteners.  Syrup contains essential nutrients like zinc and manganese, which can help you ward off illness, so be sure to pour it on your breakfast if you're feeling sick!

Maple Syrup for Cooking instead of Sugar!

Maple syrup is can be used as a sugar substitute for those who strive to use less refined sugar.  For substitution, typically one cup of white sugar can be replaced with 2/3 to ¾ cup of maple syrup.  To substitute for honey, the ration is the same.  So one tablespoon equals one tablespoon.  Maple syrup caramelizes at a lower temperature than sugar does, so you may have to adjust the temperature.  

Maple-Themed Coloring Book

Download the Maple Weekend Coloring Book in PDF

View more information on New York State Maple Syrup at http://nysmaple.com

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2017It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

View the visitor's guide online

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