11th Annual Taste & Tour Weekend
We invite you to spend the weekend exploring the heart of the Pennsylvania Maple Producer. Each of these sugaring operations are unique in their own way.
10:00am to 4pm
next years dates are March 14 & 15, 2015
New York State also has a Maple Weekend, check it out at www.mapleweekend.com
Maple Ridge Farm
Loren & Michelle Cable
1920 Fox Hill Road
Russell, PA 16345
We have approximately 500 taps all on tubing with high vacuum. This year we will be using a reverse osmosis machine to take some of the water out before boiling on our 2.5 x 8 wood fired evaporator. Come enjoy free samples of maple candy, maple mustard, maple peanuts along with maple syrup. All products will be for sale.
From Warren: go north on Rt. 62. At the intersection with Rt. 957, go east into Russell After crossing the bridge approximately 1/2 mile, turn left onto Fox Hill Rd. Go 2 country miles. House is on right side of the road with easy access to sugarhouse behind barn.
K & B Maple
Keith & Bonnie Talbott
10967 West Road, Albion, PA 16401
100 Taps • Combination Jugs and Tubing • Brick arch 3 x 7 evaporator - home built
*Some Free Samples • Syrup for Sale *
From I-79, west on 6N 6 miles to West Road, turn right, 1/4 mile to 1st house on right.
Come see our oil fired evaporator. Learn how maple syrup is made and what it takes to make maple syrup. Watch how we filter and bottle our pure maple syrup.
Enjoy our delicious maple syrup along with other free samples of maple products. *Many maple products for sale*
Waterford, turn east at the traffic light, go around the park.
Continue east on 3rd Street to the “T” at Donation Rd. Turn left, go
about .75 mile, turn right onto Dublin Rd., go about 2 miles.
Driveway is on the right at the bottom of the hill.
Cabin by the Creek
8168 Huntley Road
Albion, PA 16401
Full steam ahead for our best production year yet. Our recently acquired 1910 enterprise boiler powering our traditional sugar house includes: steam powered pre-evaporator, steam engine powered vacuum pump and steam radiators for heat in addition to our original 4 x 14 waterloo wood fired evaporator. The operation is supplied by about 700 taps mostly on vacuum as well as our road side buckets. So listen for the steam whistle and bring your boots for an interesting journey to our beautiful “Cabin by the Creek”, a timber frame cabin nestled along picturesque Conneaut Creek on a hillside of sugar maples and hardwood trees. Pure maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy will be available to taste as well as for sale.
From I-90: Go South 1.5 miles on Rt. 6N to Biscoff Rd. Take a right turn, go 1 block to Huntley Rd. Take a left turn and go about 200 yards to location. Follow signs.
From Albion: Go West on Rt 6N, 5 miles past Cherry Hill. Cross bridge over Conneaut Creek and turn left at top of hill onto Huntley Rd. Location is on the left. Follow signs
25th Anniversary Year
Triple Creek began producing maple syrup in 1988 with ten taps and an open boiling pan in the backyard. We have continued to develop and expand our operation ever since. Most recently we had our woods thinned by a professional forester. Trees that were in poor health, too crowded, and non-maple species were removed. This required us to remove all of our existing tubing and taps, and then rebuild a new wet/dry vacuum tub- ing system. We took this opportunity to expand our operation to all of our woods. We now have about 2000 taps in operation. These taps are a combination of both Red Maple and Sugar Maple trees. Sap is collected using the new wet/dry vacuum tubing system. Boiling time is reduced by utilizing a reverse osmosis machine to remove about 60% of the water from the sap. Currently we can use both oil and natural gas to fire our 3’ x 8’ Algier evaporator which is fitted with air injectors that speed boiling.Our farm produces maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy, maple cotton candy, maple sugar, maple cream filled chocolates, and “maple sweetheart” suckers. Samples of maple products and maple baked goods will be available for the Maple Taste and Tour Weekend. Our maple products are available year-round on our website www.triplecreekmaple.com as well as from our farm. In addition to the ongoing tours of our maple syrup producing operation, we will be providing two additional maple confection demonstrations each day.
Free Tour Schedule on Both Sat. and Sun.:
10am-4pm- Maple syrup production;
Noon - Making Maple cream;
2pm - Making Maple crumb sugar.
Also, Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides and Kids Crafts. Enjoy some family time at Triple Creek Farms.
From 6N, go north on Rt.18 for 3.7 mi to Fillinger Rd.
From I-90, go south on Rt.18 for 2.1 mi to Fillinger Rd. Turn east onto Fillinger, go 2.2 miles,
Triple Creek Farm is on Southside of the road.
Our sugar house has easy access from a paved road and gravel driveway. Please dress for the weather and wear boots, so you and your family can take a peek in the sap buckets near the sugar house.
Look for the pictures of our family making syrup for over 100 years. We will have samples of our maple syrup products for you to try. Always hot coffee and hot chocolate.
Find your name on the “sign-in” boards from our Taste and Tours of the past, and make sure you sign your name for 2013. Please visit the North Room of the sugar house for your maple syrup products and honey from our hives.
We take great pride in presenting the highest quality natural products to you and your family. Come in and set a spell, visit with us, ask us questions about making maple syrup and keeping bees.
From I-79 & 6N, west on 6N 6.5 miles, turn right on West Rd., 1.2 miles turn left on Sherman Rd., our sugar house is 1 mile.
From I-90 and Rt. 18, take Rt. 18 south, approx. 5 miles, through blinking yellow light (Cranesville) continue 3/4 mile on Rt. 18, turn left on to Sherman Rd. and our sugar house is 1 mile.
“2012 Best of Show” pure maple syrup at the Pennsylvania Farm Show
Free tour and free samples of products and free maple hot chocolate for everyone!!
Park in parking lot. No smoking or pets, please. Wear boots and dress warmly. Take the wagon or walk to our Hurry Hill Sugarhouse in the Woods and see how pure maple syrup is made. Kids can listen to maple stories in the Warm Welcome Tent and families can see first-hand how colonists made maple syrup and sugar crumb in the new 2013 Colonial Time Adirondack Shelter.
The Hurry Hill Maple Farm Museum features many “Tree to Table” exhibits, sugaring antiques, maple production displays, hand-on activities for kids, and a Miracles on Maple Hill Room featuring the 1957 Newbery Award for Miracles on Maple Hill written in Edinboro. The new Discover Maple Room has nutritional and agricultural displays, kids activities, maple presentations, and picnic tables. Many PA Blue Ribbon maple products for sale at the Museum Farm Stand and at the Sugarhouse to take home: pure maple syrup, cream, candy, and sugar crumb; and maple hot dogs, maple peanuts, cotton candy, mustard, barbeque sauce, pancake mix, suckers, and T-Shirts, candles, and more!
Yatzor's Maple Products
Yatzor’s Maple Products uses 7,000 taps with both buckets and tubing. They are offering free samples of their syrup along with free pancakes, sausage, and juice or coffee! There will also be candy and syrup for sale.
From Edinboro, west on 6N approx. 1.8 mi to Fry Rd. Turn right and go .6 mi to Koman Rd. Turn left on Koman .2 mi and sugarhouse is on right side of road.
Maple Lane Maple Farm
Greg, Chris, Shaylyn & Cassidy Walberg
9437 Phillips Road, Union City, PA 16438
Maple Lane Maple Farm has been producing maple syrup since 1944. Over the years a lot has changed, but the finished product is still the same. Presently we have 850 taps with 1/2 on tubing and 1/2 buckets. Sap is gathered with tractors and is boiled on a wood fired 3 1/2 x 10 evaporator with a steamaway.
Reminisce about syrup making and watch our video on the maple syrup process. Join us for lunch, free hot beverages, free samples of syrup, candy cream, maple mustard and maple peanuts. All products will be available for purchase.
3/4 mile south of Wattsburg on Rt. 8 to Phillips Road. Look for red barn. From Union City, go north on Rt. 8 for 9 miles, take right on Phillips Road. Look for red barn. Easy access and handicapped accessible.
4th Annual Maple Festival
Benefits Edinboro Area Historical Society &
Edinboro Volunteer Fire Dept.
Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department, 125 Meadville Street, Edinboro, PA 16412
Tickets $7.00 Adults - $3.00 Children 12 and under
Edinboro Maple Festival offers pancakes, fresh farm sausage and local maple syrup; live music, arts, crafts and locally produced foods; Saturday morning Pancake Run; 50/50 drawing, basket auction, school exhibits and Friday and Saturday night concerts. Edinboro Maple Festival is sponsored by the Edinboro Area Historical Society in the heart of NW PA maple production and close to many sugarhouses.
From north, south or west: Take 6N east from I-79 to Rt. 99 (second traffic light) then right/south.
From Union City and east: Take 6N west to Rt. 99 (second traffic light) and left/south.
Bob & Bonnie Boylan
26308 Crossingville Rd., Edinboro, PA 16412
This is our first year in operation! We are using a wood fired, stainless steel Sunrise 3 x 8 Evaporator with an add-on called a Sap-Raider. It uses the existing steam and a blower to greatly increase our boil down rate. We have approx. 1,000 taps and are looking forward to our new venture. We are also a distributor for the Sunrise Metal Shop Evaporators and other equipment.
Directions: From the Edinboro exit on I-79, go west on US-6N about 2.6 miles to PA 98S, turn left (south) onto Rt. 98 and go 3.8 miles to Crossingville Road, turn right onto Crossingville Road and go 1/2 mile. We are the yellow house on the right just before a cemetery. Watch for signs.
How Sweet It Is
Laura Dengler & Bob Kent 814-763-2777
19868 Greenleaf Drive, Saegertown, PA 16433
Come join our family and friends, and experience a fun filled day. This year we will have a children’s tent with crafts and every child will get a free Maple coloring book telling them about their visit to How Sweet it Is. We tap around 1,100 taps and use a 3 x 8 wood fired evaporator. We offer free samples of our maple syrup and several maple products which will be for sale. We will once again have Hot Apple Dumplings, Maple Lemonade, Maple Hot Dogs, Maple Milkshakes and Homemade Maple Walnut Ice Cream made with our own Pure Maple Syrup.
From I-79, get off at the Saegertown Exit Rt. 198, go east toward Saegertown, go 2.9 miles and before you cross the bridge, turn left onto Greenleaf Drive.
From Saegertown, Rt. 6 & 19, take Rt. 198 west towards I-79, after crossing bridge turn right onto Greenleaf Drive. We are located the last house on the right 1.6 miles.
Sleepy Creek Honey & Maple Syrup
Mike Brauen, Norm Pratt & Lester Sherred
22399 Cemetery Road Venango, PA 16440
Come and experience what it is like to be a Sugar Maker at our family run operation in a newly built Sugarhouse. We use a 3 1/2' x 12' wood fired evaporator. We run approximately 1,400 taps in line and buckets combined. To gather the sap we use tractors, atv's and trucks.
We also have approximately 20 beehives in which we do crop pollination and honey sales throughout Crawford and Erie counties.
There will be hot beverages, snacks and lunch items, including the original maple hot dogs, for sale throughout the day. Free samples will also be available.
Demonstrations on making maple syrup using a flat pan and cast iron kettle will be available. We will also have beekeeping exhibits and displays.
Antique displays from Crawford County and antique sugar-making tools will also be present in our sugar house.
From Edinboro, take Rt. 99 south towards Saegertown. Where Rt. 99 south curves left towards Cambridge Springs, stay straight at Y onto Plank Road. Drive 4.4 miles then turn right onto Cemetery Rd. Drive .5 miles on Cemetery Rd., sugar house is on the left.
Howles Family Maple Products
We have about 1500 taps on both tubing and buckets. We use vacuum systems with our tubing. We use a Dominion & Grimm 3 x 8 wood fired evaporator and reverse osmosis machine. We will be offering free samples of products and syrup. Products include maple sugar, maple mustard, maple jelly, cotton candy, candy, maple butter, and more.
Come hungry! We will serve pancakes and ham all day both days until supplies last!
From Meadville: take Rt. 77 towards Blooming Valley. Go two miles past Blooming Valley and take a right onto Lyona Rd. Take immediate right onto the dirt road (Maillard Road). Take the first left onto Patterson Road. The sugarhouse is the last place on the left in the garage behind the house.
Frost Ridge Maple Farm
Pat & Michele Mihailov and children
14611 Dickson Street, Guys Mills, PA 16327
We are a family owned sugaring operation located in Guys Mills. We have been producing maple syrup since 1983. We have 4,000+ taps on vacuum and our sap is boiled on a Lapierre 6 x 16 Force 5 with a turbo piggy-back. We have added a reverse osmosis to our operation this year. Sample will be offered and products will be available for purchase.
Directions: From Rt. 77 take 198E approx. 3/4 of a mile on right. Watch for signs.
4500 taps all on tubing with vacuum. One 3’ x 12’ raised flue, oil fired evaporator with reverse osmosis. Numerous samples. Samples of nuts, cream, maple syrup dip, and candy. Separate building for manufacturing value added products with a high speed bagger.
From Meadville/Titusville or points North: Rt. 27 to Chapmanville, LeBoeuf Trail Rd. (right if from Meadville, left if from Titusville). Go to Sunville, at church bear left onto Russell Rd. Go 1.5 miles to #765 on left.
From Oil City/Franklin or points South: take Rt. 428/417 to Demseytown, take 428N to Wallaceville, turn left at Wallaceville Methodist Church. Go 1.6 miles, turn right onto Russell Rd. First place on the right #765.
Mercer CountyUnfortunately, there are no sugarhouses from this county currently participating in the 2013 Maple Taste & Tour.