Maple Taste & Tour: Visit 11 Sugarhouses in Erie County March 11 &12

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

March 9, 2023

Get ready for some sweet treats!

The Northwest Pennsylvania Maple Syrup Producers Association's 19th Annual Maple and Taste Tour takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, 2023. 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! 

Here is the list of participating sugarhouses in Erie County. Thank you to the Northwest Pennsylvania Maple Association for the information. 

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
10721 Eureka Rd
Edinboro, PA, 16412
(814) 460-5107

From Almost Home Family Farm: We are a family run operation, with huge help from our neighbors who generously let us tap their trees. We have 500 taps on tubing with vacuum, and 400 on traditional buckets. Last year was our biggest production year. We made 100 gals of syrup. We have been sugaring for 11 years and have a 2×6 evaporator with forced air. New this year is a 600 gal stainless steel holding tank in the sugar house. 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 are a short 4 miles outside of Waterford. Turn east at the traffic light and go around the park. Continue east on 3rd Street to Donation Road. Turn left on Donation and travel about 3/4 of a mile. Turn right onto Dublin Road. Drive about 2 miles. Our driveway is on the right hand side at the bottom of the hill. Follow the Taste and Tour signs at each intersection! Park only a few yards from our modern sugarhouse.

Fort LeBoeuf Maple is excited to unveil our new Taste & Tour showroom adjacent to the sugarhouse. Inside the sugarhouse you will see how we boil sap into maple syrup. In the cozy showroom you will see how we ?nish and bottle our pure maple syrup. Sample our pure maple syrup and other maple products. Be sure to stop by!

Hurry Hill Farm and Museum

Jan Woods and Lisa Nathanson

11380 Fry Road

Edinboro, PA 16412

(814) 572-1358

From the owners:  Featuring 2022 New Cookbook! MAPLE SYRUP RECIPES with tips and tales from HURRY HILL MAPLE FARM Follow us on Facebook/Instagram Credit and debit accepted NO PETS. NO SMOKING. Free Tour and free maple hot cocoa for everyone!! SUGARHOUSE AND WOODS: 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. 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

Maple Lane Maple Products

Greg, Chris, Shaylyn & Cassidy Walberg

9437 Phillips Road

Union City, PA 16438

Phone: (814) 739-9422

From the Walbergs: We are a family operation that has been producing maple syrup since 1944. Presently we have 1,300 taps on tubing and 100 on buckets. 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, and crumb 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. so 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.

New in 2022:

Sweet Nature Honey and Maple Products

Tom and Kristen Bastow

3375 Greenlee Road

Waterford, PA 16441

(814) 434-0792

From the owners: Our 3×6 ft evaporator is fed with 8-12% reverse osmosis sap from our 550 soft maple taps delivered via tubing under high vacuum. One see a high tech small operation. Syrup available for tasting and sale!

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 business that has been producing maple syrup since 1988. Over the past 30 plus years we have grown from a 10 to a 2100 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. Triple Creek produces a high quality extra thick maple syrup. Free samples of maple products and maple baked goods will be available. Free horse drawn wagon rides on Saturday.

Wildcat Maple

Albion FFA Chapter

200 Harthan Way

Albion, PA 16401

 (814) 490-7180

Information about the sugarhouse and tour: We will be showcasing our maple operation, maple products and some student agriculture projects. We will have some concessions as well as student projects for sale. Come check out what we have going on in our Agriculture 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.