Maple Taste & Tour: Visit 11 Sugarhouses in Erie County March 16 & 17

Tour sugarhouses, go on a wagon ride, try maple syrup, and more!

March 2, 2024

Get ready for some sweet treats!

The Northwest Pennsylvania Maple Syrup Producers Association's 20th Annual Maple and Taste Tour takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2024. Your family can travel from sugarhouse to sugarhouse to see firsthand the various processes of making maple syrup, tapping trees, different storing techniques, and more.  

All tours are free! 

Most of these sugarhouses now take credit cards, but some do not so take cash to play it safe!

Here is the list of participating sugarhouses in Erie County. Thank you to the Northwest Pennsylvania Maple Association for the information. If you'd like specific directions to any of these locations you can find them on the Northwest PA Maple Association website.

For more details, including sugarhouses in Mercer, Crawford, Chautauqua and Venango County, visit the Northwest Pennsylvania Maple Association website.

Want to read about making maple syrup? Our family tried it! Read how we did it.

Almost Home Sugar Shack
Kenny & Devan Davis 
10721 Eureka Rd
Edinboro, PA, 16412
(814) 460-5107

From the owners: We are a family run operation, with huge help from our neighbors who generously let us tap their trees. During the tour we will have cream, candy, and peanuts to purchase as well pure maple syrup which we sell year round. We hope you and your family will join us in our cozy sugar house. We look forward to seeing you.

Casbohm Maple and Honey
9750 Sherman Road
Albion, PA 16401
(814) 756-4781

From the Casbohms:  Bring your family and friends this sugaring season. Our sugarhouse and Maple shop are cozy with easy access. Feel the heat from a crackling wood fire. See the steam rising off the boiling maple sap, taste the flavors of the delicate to robust maple syrup. Try our Maple confections including Maple Cotton Candy! Maple samples and drinks provided. Maple products available for sale including our NEW Maple Peanut butter. We will have honey from our hives too! Credit cards Accepted

Ft. LeBoeuf Maple  
Bill Phillips
2789 Dublin Road
Waterford, PA 16441
 (814) 796-3699

From the owners: We welcome you to our Taste & Tour on Dublin Road outside of Waterford to see the time-honored tradition of making maple syrup! Come into the sugarhouse and learn how our evaporator boils sap to make pure maple syrup. Then see where our syrup is filtered and bottled. Learn about the color grades of syrup.  

Our cozy showroom, decorated with antique farm tools, is adjacent to the sugarhouse. Come on in and take time to enjoy our prizewinning pure maple syrup on FREE pancakes. 

Sample other maple products, such as maple cream, maple sugar, maple mustard, maple coated nuts, and more! After you visit with old friends and make new ones at Fort LeBoeuf Maple, take home some of our many tasty products!

Hurry Hill Farm and Museum
Jan Woods and Lisa Nathanson
11380 Fry Road
Edinboro, PA 16412
(814) 572-1358

From the owners: Free Tour and free maple hot cocoa for everyone. Wagon ride or Interpretive Walking Trail to see how pure maple syrup is made in a sugarhouse, in kettles, and on a flat pan. Wear boots, dress warmly. 

MAPLE MUSEUM: Interpreted “Tree to Table” exhibits, many kids activities, hold the Newbery award medal for Miracles on Maple Hill, a book about making syrup in Northwest Pennsylvania. 

BLUE RIBBON MAPLE PRODUCTS FOR SALE: syrup, cream, candy, crumb. Also, maple peanuts, cotton candy, drops, suckers, mustard, bbq sauce, cookies, popcorn, bourbon syrup, books, and
candles, and maple fudge. Also…Frank’s Chocolates featuring Chocolate Covered Maple
Bacon, Cart/Horse Distilling Maple Cocktails, and Li’l Bit-O-Honey.

MAPLE TASTING ROOM: Features maple product tasting and benefits non-profit. Maple hot dogs for sale. Sit at picnic tables. Learn about trees and take one home to plant!

Jim's Sugar Shack
Jim & Brenda Lane
3229 Davison Road
Harborcreek, PA

From the Lanes: Small backyard sugar shack. First Generation syrup maker. Started over an open fire then to a burn barrel evaporator and now a 2 foot by 4 foot raised flew evaporator.  I have approximately 115 taps all buckets and bags from friends’ trees. Come and sample our syrup, we specialize in bourbon barrel aged syrup. Yum! 

Note: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 

Maple Lane Maple Products
Greg, Chris, Shaylyn & Cassidy Walberg
9437 Phillips Road
Union City, PA 16438
(814) 739-9422

From the Walbergs: We are a family operation that has been producing maple syrup since 1944. Presently we have 1,400 taps on tubing. Syrup is processed on a 3 ½ x 10 wood fired evaporator with a steamaway. 

Our syrup has won numerous awards over the years; the PA Farm Show, Best in Show twice, the NAMSC for light amber category. Won 2019 Best of Show at Waterford fair.

Free samples of Maple syrup, coated nuts, candy, cream, mustard, crumb, and maple cotton candy will be available and also for purchase. Join us for lunch where you can purchase a Smith hot dog and enjoy a free hot beverage. Take a chance on our free maple basket.

Credit cards accepted.

Shumake's Sugar Shack
Jim & Nicole Shumake
11401 Hilltop Road
Albion, PA 16401
(814) 602-9533

From the Shumakes: Come enjoy the delicious smell of sap boiling in our cozy family operated sugarhouse. We collect 400 taps and boil it on our grandfathers restored 3 x 8 wood fired evaporator. We are a small operation, but love the time spent with family, friends, and  neighbors. There will be delicious syrup samples, our famous Rum-Barrel aged maple syrup for sale, infused syrups, maple lattes, and various other tempting treats to try.! We accept cash, credit card, and checks

Squirrel Creek Maple Products
Matthew Hickin
9404 West Lake Road
Lake City, PA 16423
(814) 602-1689

From The Hickins: Come on a journey back in time to beautiful “Squirrel Creek Maple Products” powered by a 1937 James Leffell and Company steam boiler, powering a one of a kind steam evaporator. Supplied by around 500 taps. Check out our large collection of antique farm tractors and machinery on display as well. Listen for the sound of the whistle and bring your boots for a tour and a taste of our maple syrup, cream, and buckwheat pancake mix which will be available for sale as well.

Triple Creek Maple Products
Gary & Shirley Bilek & Family
9225 Fillinger Road
Cranesville, PA 16410
(814) 756-4500

From the Bileks:  Triple Creek Maple is a family run business that has been producing all-natural maple syrup since 1988. Our farm operation focuses on healthy, sustainable practices that insure long term maple syrup production without harm to the forest. Over the past 35 plus years we have grown from a 10 to a 2,100 tap operation using a tubing/vacuum system, reverse osmosis, and a wood pellet fired evaporator. Currently we are researching and developing a new method of sap filtration in the evaporator and refrigerating concentrated sap. Triple Creek produces a high quality extra thick maple syrup.

Come visit and see how we make maple syrup. We would love to meet you. Free samples of maple products and maple baked goods will be available. Free horse drawn wagon rides on Saturday.

Maple Syrup, Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, Maple  Crumb Sugar, Maple Cotton Candy and Maple Milkshakes available for sale.

Wildcat Maple
Albion FFA Chapter
200 Harthan Way
Albion, PA 16401
 (814) 490-7180

Information about the sugarhouse and tour: The Northwestern High School Sugar House is run by the Albion FFA Chapter. A student-focused business from tree to bottle, where they learn the entire process of maple production. Some of the syrup is then used to make value-added products in our school’s food science lab.Some of our products are Maple Mustard, BBQ Sauce, Candy, Cream, Cotton Candy, and much more. 

We have plenty of paved walkways and parking and a large, heated pavilion attached to our sugarhouse. In addition, there will be local craft and artisan vendors as well as our maple goodies. Stop in and support our student-run program.

Yatzor’s Maple Products
Jeffery Yatzor
5860 Korman Road
Edinboro, PA 16412
(814) 450-4056

From the Yatzors: Yatzor’s Maple Products uses 7,000 taps with both buckets and tubing. We are offering free samples of their syrup along with free pancakes, sausage, and juice or coffee! There will also be candy and syrup for sale.