2013 New York State Maple Tour
The 2013 New York State Maple Tour is scheduled for July 14-16. It will be hosted by the Catskill Area Maple Producers Association and centered at the Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonkson, N.Y. (Ulster County). The tour opens with a reception, registration and trade show on Sunday, July 14. On Monday and Tuesday, July 15 and 16, the tour will feature visits to a variety of maple operations, both large and small.
This tour features the scenic Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains area of southeastern New York. The New York State Maple Tour has never visited maple operations in this area before. Sites include niche marketing, energy-saving technologies and organic production, as well as sugar bush sites. Cost is set at $195 per person to include the tour, meals and the annual banquet. Tour stops will include Thunder Hill Sugar Shack, Muthig Farm, Giuliano's Fine + Dandy Maple, Frost Valley Sugar House, Catskill Mountain Sugar House, Sugar Brook Maple Farm and Justus Asthalter Maple Syrup. Registration and tour stop information are available at www.cornellmaple.com and www.nysmaple.com.