Celebrate the start of the 2018 Spring season at Thurman Maple Days, where “nature is a way of life, and sugaring is second nature.”

Are you in search of the next family-friendly Lake George winter event to attend? Look no further – for three weekends in a row, the four largest maple syrup producers in the Adirondack region and three nearby farms open their doors to the public for Thurman Maple Days to celebrate spring with free tours, tastings, and demonstrations, with a vast array of foods and souvenirs available to take home.

During this three weekend celebration, you’ll be able to taste the finest maple syrup, watch maple tree sawmill operations, and even taste sheep cheese and hang out with llamas. As a self-guided tour, you’ll be in the driver’s seat and have the ability to visit all farms or spend your time at the ones you enjoy most.

Follow the arrow signs at nearly every corner in town or print a map of our Maple Farms

Begin the day at Valley Road Maple Farm for a tasty pancake breakfast starting at 9am before the Thurman Maple Days festivities begin at 10.

This annual Lake George winter festival is not to be missed!

Where:

  • Town of Thurman, 20 minutes away from Lake George via the Adirondack Northway (I-87). Take exit 23 to New York State Route 9 to Route 418 and follow the sign posts
    • Maple Farms:
      • Valley Road, 190 Valley Road - start  here for breakfast at 9am
      • Hidden Hollow, 312 Dippikill Road
      • Toad Hill, 137 Charles Olds Road
      • Adirondack Gold, 74 Bear Pond Road
    • Farms:
      • Certified Tree Farm - showcasing Silviculture - the monitoring and science of woodlands and forests;  sawmill operation
      • Nettle Meadow Farm - farm tours and sheep/goat cheese tasting
      • Peru Llama Farm - hang out with a llama named critter, and if you’re lucky, snag a kiss

When:

  • Weekend 1:
    • Saturday - 3/10/2018 - Thurman Maple Sugar Party
    • Sunday - 3/11/2018
    • 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Weekend 2:
    • Saturday - 3/17/2018
    • Sunday - 3/18/2018
    • 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Weekend 3:
    • Saturday - 3/24/2018
    • Sunday - 3/25/2018
    • 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Pancake Breakfast:

  • Served each day of Maple Days, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
  • Valley Road Maple Farm - 190 Valley Road
  • Pancakes, pure local maple syrup, and maple sausages from Oscar’s Smokehouse will be served

Thurman Maple Sugar Party - Jack Wax

  • March 10 only, 4:00PM – 9:00PM, or until all served
  • Thurman Town Hall, 311 Athol Rd, Athol
  • Buffet, old-fashioned jack wax dessert - traditionally called "Sugar on Snow" and music will be by Hod Ovitt and The Warren County Ramblers.

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