Maple Weekend, which is held annually to draw attention to the maple industry, began in Western New York 19 years ago.
“It has done a tremendous amount of educational and marketing of maple products to people in this area,” “We have around 50 farms that are open to the public,” said Dottie Merle, treasurer of the New York State Maple Producers Association.
Merle said an estimated 6,000 people visited her Merle Maple Farm in Attica last year during the back-to-back weekends.
There are maple-producing farms in all the Western New York counties. Following are some of the places to go over Maple Weekend – actually this weekend, and March 28-29 – for pancakes topped off with pure maple syrup.
For a complete list, go to MapleWeekend.com. Also, volunteer fire companies and civic organizations will be holding local pancake breakfasts in many areas.
– Mark Sommer
1. Baldwin Hill Farms, 8508 Baldwin Hill Road, Rushford
2. Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn, 4321 County Road, 15A, Angelica
3. Hint’s Red Roof Maple, 3345 State Route 275, Friendship
4. Boberg’s Maple, 2298 Edmunds Road, Delevan
5. Moore’s Maple Shack & Pancake House, 10444 Galen Hill Road, Freedom
6. Sprague’s Maple Farms, 1048 Portville Obi Road, Portville
7. Big Tree Maple, 2040 Holly Lane, Lakewood
8. Clear Creek Farm, 5067 Morris Road, Mayville
9. Fairbanks Maple, 9265 Putnam Road, Forestville
10. Benz’s Sugar Shanty & Pale Products, 12939 Van Slyke Road, East Concord
11. Gabel’s Maple Syrup, 3843 Lenox Road, Lawtons
12. Maple Glen Sugar House, 2266 Gowanda Zoar Road, Gowanda
13. Smith’s Maple Farm, 5257 Mayer Road, Hamburg
14. Weber’s Maple, 1241 Davis Road, West Falls
15. Wendel’s Maple & More, 12502 Vaughn St., East Concord
16. Randall’s Maple Products, 10307 Smithley Road, Alexander
17. Sweet Dream Maple Farm, 1116 Reynolds Road, Corfu
18. Wolf Maple Products, 9355 Chestnut Ridge Road, Middleport
19. Arcade Center Farm Pancake House, 7298 Route 98, Arcade
20. Beaver Meadow Audubon Society, Welch Road, North Java
21. Merle Maple Farm, 1884 Route 98, Attica
22. Zimpfer’s Maple Products, 3028 Merle Road, Attica