Frost Valley first began maple sugaring in 1978 using buckets to collect the sap from sugar maple trees. At that point only a few hundred buckets were used. Today we use tubing to collect the sap and large tanks for storage. Our sugaring operation has nearly 1,200 taps. Still a small operation by commercial standards, we offer the opportunity for visitors to learn how trees grow and store energy and how we can make syrup using only pure maple sap.
Frost Valley Maple Weekends offer families the opportunity to experience Maple Sugaring firsthand! Visit our Maple Sugar House in the Catskills to learn how to identify a sugar maple tree, how we collect sap, and how we turn it into syrup. Frost Valley is in the heart of sugar maple country. Northeast North America is the only place in the world where sugar maple trees grow and where Maple Syrup is made.
Bring your family and stay for the weekend.
Maple Sugaring Open House
2015 Maple Sugar Open Houses at Frost Valley YMCA
March 21 & 22, 2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
March 28 & 29 2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Visit one of Frost Valley’s maple sugar open houses to learn about how pure maple syrup is made. See the tap to table process, identify a sugar maple tree, see our evaporator, and try a sample of fresh syrup. Our Maple Sugar/Sap House is 1 mi. east of our main entrance at 2000 Frost Valley Road. Advance registration is not required unless you plan to stay for the weekend.
For more information contact the Natural Resource Department at 845-985-2291 ext. 397.