Wandering upstate New York next month, Road Trips Foodies? There are several chances to watch sugaring.
The Farmers' Museum, 5775 State Highway 80 (Lake Road), Cooperstown, New York (map), holds "Sugaring off Sundays" each Sunday in March.
The event March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 features historic and contemporary sugaring demonstrations, children's activities and more. A full pancake breakfast is served from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with other activities scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Have a taste of “jack wax” — hot maple syrup poured over snow.
Cost for ages 13 and up is $9; ages 7–12, $5, 6 and under are free -- and this includes full breakfast. Reservations are not required.
Two Maple Weekends also are scheduled, in which producers from across the state welcome families to their farms to experience firsthand how real maple syrup and other related products are made.
Maple Weekends will be held March 16 and 17 plus March 23 and 24, 2013, at 123 locations throughout upstate New York (see the map).
(Photo courtesy of Maple Weekends)