Gather family and friends...for a safe, socially distanced outing together! Start your adventure at our Sugarhouse where the evaporator transforms sap into thick, amber maple syrup. Then, journey to the 19th century to see the techniques and tools that early settlers used to collect sap and make maple sugar. Savor tales of maple sugaring origins with Haudenosaunee storytellers Tonia Loran-Galban and Perry Ground at the Village Square Stage, try your hand at tapping a tree, or making tallow candles in the Historic Village.
Calling maple foodies...to try the new Maple Fat Ox Ale made from GCV&M’s historic recipe in conjunction with Flying Bison Brewing. Learn how to make sugar-on snow, and visit the Confectionery for historically-based sweet treats. Stop by Foster House to discover 19th-century domestic uses for maple sap. The Depot Restaurant will be serving our special maple cotton candy and maple-bacon pizza. Bring a taste of your visit home with maple products made from GCV&M’s own Sugarhouse!
Be one with nature! Hike the Nature Center’s Maple History Trail to the drip, drip, drip of running sap. As part of our commitment to environmental stewardship you can learn about sugar maples, and the collection techniques we employ to keep our sugar bush sustainable. Indulge in our guilt-free pancake breakfast (reservations required) - we’ve partnered with Impact Earth to ensure a minimal waste experience!
Please note: Due to weather conditions, handicap accessibility may be limited. Scout-friendly.
At the Nature Center and in the Historic Village you can also:
- Stop by Livingston-Backus for a taste of something maple-licious
- See how villagers preserved food before the invention of refrigerators
- Pickup a take-and-make tin ornament kit ($)
- Visit village tradesmenn like the Cooper or Tinsmith
- and more!
The Sugar Shack, Nature Center, and Historic Village OPEN AT 10 am and will CLOSE at 3 pm.
Fuel up for your sugaring adventure with freshly made pancakes, sausage, milk, juice, coffee, tea and hot cocoa. Top off your morning with honest-to-goodness, real maple syrup made in New York State.
$12 per person age 13 & above
$10 for kids 3-12
All children 2 & under are FREE!
Breakfast seatings run every 45 minutes from 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Gluten-free pancakes and vegan oatmeal available upon request.