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Maple Taste & Tour: Visit 14 Sugarhouses in Erie County & Beyond

The 18th annual Maple Taste and Tour is March 13 and 14

March 8, 2021

Get ready for some sweet treats!

The Northwest Pennsylvania Maple Syrup Producers Association's 18th Annual Maple and Taste Tour takes place Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14. Your family can travel from sugarhouse to sugarhouse to see first hand the various processes of making maple syrup, tapping trees, different storing techniques and more.  

All tours are free and run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Here is the list of participating sugarhouses in Erie County, Crawford County, and Chautauqua County, N.Y. Thank you to the Northwest Pennsylvania Maple Association for the information.

(Please note: Asbury Woods' popular Maple Festival is scheduled April 10 and 11 and so is not on this list! Get more information about that event here!)

Want to read about making maple syrup? Our family tried it for the first time last year and loved it! Read how we did it.

Almost Home Family Farm

10721 Eureka Rd

Edinboro, PA, 16412

(814) 460-5107

From Almost Home Family Farm: This is our 8th year of sugaring. We use 500 buckets on a 2×6 wood-fired evaporator inside a brand new building. This is our first year using a reverse osmosis system. Looking forward to greeting you in our new sugar shack!

Casbohm Maple and Honey

9750 Sherman Road

Albion, PA 16401

(814) 756-4781

From the Casbohms:  Start your own family tradition by visiting us this Sugaring season. Our sugarhouse is cozy and has easy access for all. Feel the warm heat from a crackling wood fire in the arch. See the steam rising off the boiling maple sap, smell the maple syrup boiling, taste the flavors of the delicate to robust maple syrup. Learn about the grades of maple syrup. We can teach you about making maple syrup or keeping honey bees. Our entire family looks forward to seeing you this year. Maple products available for sale. We will have honey from our hives too! Restroom available. No Pets No smoking please. Credit cards Accepted! Drive through and walk through, available to match our customers' needs.

Ft. LeBoeuf Maple  

Bill Phillips

2789 Dublin Road

Waterford, PA 16441

 (814) 796-3699

From the owners: We are looking forward to Maple Season and Maple Taste & Tour. Due to Covid we will hold a drive-thru to purchase maple syrup and maple products. We will meet you at your car with an order sheet. When you are ready, we will fill your order and place it in your car. Any questions and pre-orders can be placed by calling Bill and Marge at (814) 796-3699. We will accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Looking forward to seeing you. In 2022 we will showcase our new salesroom attached to the sugar house.

Hurry Hill Farm and Museum

Jan Woods and Lisa Nathanson

11380 Fry Road

Edinboro, PA 16412

www.hurryhillfarm.org

(814) 572-1358

From Jan and Lisa:  Museum and Sugar House Closed this year. Drive Thru Event only: Customers will be greeted in their cars and given an order sheet to fill out.  Orders will be delivered to your car.  Masks are required during all transactions. NEW: A Walking Trail to woods will be open. Wear boots, dress warmly, socially distance.

Blue Ribbon Maple Products for sale: syrup, cream, candy, crumb. Also, maple water, peanuts, cotton candy, drops, suckers, mustard, bbq sauce, cookies, popcorn, bourbon maple syrup, tea, candles, lip balm, dog bones, pitchers, and Coloring Book. – (Curious George and  Miracles on Maple Hill.)

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

https://www.shumakesugarshack.com/

(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, and various other tempting treats to try. 

Curb-side ordering and pick up will be available this year for your convenience if you do not feel comfortable coming into the sugarhouse. We accept cash, credit card, and checks.  

Squirrel Creek Maple Products

Matthew Hickin

9404 West Lake Road

Lake City, PA 16423

www.squirrelcreekmaple.com

(814) 602-1689

From The Hickins: Come on a journey back in time to beautiful “Squirrel Creek Maple Products” powered by a James Leffell and Company steam boiler, powering a one of a kind steam evaluator.  Supplied by around 400 taps, so listen for the sound of the whistle and bring your boots for a tour and a taste of our maple syrup, butter, candy, and buckwheat pancake mix.

Triple Creek Maple Products

Gary & Shirley Bilek & Family

9225 Fillinger Road

Cranesville, PA 16410

www.triplecreekmaple.com

(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 2000 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 maple syrup and a variety of other maple products. Free Samples of maple products and maple baked goods will be available. Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides on Saturday. 

Triple Creek Maple will offer a variety of customer options for this year's maple taste and tour event. Due to the issues created by the COVID-19 virus we will provide several safe options for visitors to choose from, including curbside pickup, in-store shopping with masks, or ordering online.

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. They 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.

Howles Maple Farm 

Jason & Deanna and Donald & Kristine Howles

27828 Patterson Road

Guys Mills, PA 16327

(814) 724-5296   

From the Howles: Our operation includes 100 acres of tapped woods with 6500 taps offsite, 100 miles of pipeline to produce around 3, 000 gallons of maple syrup. We use a wood fired evaporator and a reverse osmosis machine to reduce the sap. While most of our syrup was previously shipped out of the country, we now use it at our restaurant and brewery (also on tour) the Riverside Brewing Company. 

We are excited to be on the tour in 2021. We will free tours of our sugarhouse, free samples of unique maple products, and have for purchase our maple products, concession food, and our own Riverside Brewing Company beer. Products include maple mustards, bbq sauces, cream, butters, candy, nuts, hot sauce, glaze, salad dressings, jelly, maple sugar, cotton candy, seasonings, a new surprise product and more! 

Please dress appropriate for the weather. Heaters outside will help cut the cold. This is a family friendly event and the first 25 guests under the age of 10 will receive a free coloring book! Warm food, cold beer, free samples, fun tour!d Spicy Bull BBQ, Black Dust, and Maple Peanut Butter!

How Sweet It Is 

Laura Dengler and Bob Kent 

19868 Greenleaf Drive 

Saegertown, PA 16433

(814) 763-2777

From the Kents: How Sweet It Is, a small scale syrup making operation will be doing a drive-thru outside educational tour this year, for the safety of our family and yours. As you enter the circular drive, customers will be greeted and given an order sheet to fill out. Orders will be filled on-site and delivered to the customer’s car. We will have our Hot Apple Dumplings, Maple Lemonade, Sweet Tea, Sap Dogs, Maple Barbecue Sloppy Joes, Maple Milkshakes, Sundaes and all of the other maple products for sale.

Riverside Brewing Company

1 Fountain Street

Cambridge Springs, PA 16403

From Riverside: The Riverside Brewing Company is a maple themed brewery and restaurant. Come see all the unique and creative ways our chef and brewer has incorporated into our menus. This is the brainchild of Jason and Deanna Howles; owners of Howles Maple Farm. As lifelong maple producer, we have taken maple syrup to another level and inspired everything from the decor to the gift shop and food and drink menus to include maple. 

Join us for a special maple brunch both days starting at 10 am until 1 pm. Products include maple mustards, bbq sauces, cream, butters, candy, nuts, hot sauce, glaze, salad dressings, jelly, maple sugar, cotton candy, seasonings, a new surprise product and more! This is a family friendly event and the first 25 guests under the age of 10 eat free (short stack of pancakes) Come learn how the tradition of making syrup turned into developing a maple themed restaurant and brewery. 

Free samples upon request. Free informational tour packet, cold beer and great food!

The Willows at Little Conneauttee

Jim and Joann Reagles

24057 Highway 99

Cambridge Springs, PA 16403

 (814) 720-7016

From the Reagles: Come and enjoy our “old school” maple syrup experience. We built our sugarhouse in 2013 with the idea of keeping the time honored process of making maple syrup. We are excited to debut our new Leader 3×8 wood fired evaporator, supplied by 370 traditional buckets gathered by hand with the help of family and friends. Thank you for supporting the Maple Tour and Good Luck to all the Maple Producers.

Senita Maple

Lonnie Senita

10750 Stateline Road

Clymer, NY 14724

Phone: (814) 392-5200

From the Senitas: We are a family-owned business with roughly 3500 taps on 100 acres of wooded area. We use a 4 x 12 wood burning evaporator and produce around 1000 gallons of syrup a year. We will have a variety of items for sale including syrup, granulated sugar, peanut butter, fudge and many others. We will be selling our new all natural raspberry maple syrup. We will also have gluten free items available. Warm bathroom and hot beverages are available as well. Come take a chance at our gift basket. We look forward to seeing you.

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