Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will host a series of maple sugaring tours this season. Photo courtesy of Hudson Highlands
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will host a series of maple sugaring tours this season. Photo courtesy of Hudson Highlands

Maple Sugaring Events in Westchester and Hudson Valley for New York Kids

Here in the Northeast, what apple picking is to fall, maple sugaring is to winter. We've rounded up maple sugaring events in Westchester and the Hudson Valley—some of which are FREE. These are great day trips for Westchester and New York City families alike.

The season begins in February and runs through late March. Ideally, temperatures must dip below freezing at night and warm up during the day to stimulate sap flow. Thus, the maple-sugaring season is brief. And to make just one gallon of pure maple syrup, it takes more than 40 gallons of sap!

Read on for details on where to learn about and celebrate this centuries-old tradition.

 Looking for more seasonal fun? Check out our Westchester Winter Fun Guide, and look to our Event Calendar for new events added daily. 


Muscoot Farm
51 Route 100
Katonah, NY 10536

Trailside Nature Museum
Reservation Road
Cross River, NY 10518

Rye Nature Center
873 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580

Trailside Nature Museum
Reservation Road
Cross River, NY 10518

Teatown Lake Reservation
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562

Trailside Nature Museum
Reservation Road
Cross River, NY 10518

Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Lenoir Preserve
19 Dudley Street
Yonkers, NY 10706

Trailside Nature Museum
Reservation Road
Cross River, NY 10518

Westmoreland Sanctuary
260 Chestnut Ridge Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549

Teatown Lake Reservation
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road
Cornwall, NY 12520

The Nature Place Day Camp at the Green Meadow Waldorf School
307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977

Green Chimneys - Clearpool Campus
33 Clearpool Road
Carmel, NY 10512

Soukup Farms
271 Halls Corners Road
Dover Plains , NY 12522

The Ashokan Center via Facebook Live
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Summer Arts in the Amphitheater
Hudson River Museum - 8:00 PM Pick
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
Van Cortlandt Manor - various times Pick
Home of the 'Legend'
Washington Irving's Sunnyside - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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