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Bring the whole family to visit all the sites! Watch maple syrup being made before your eyes. Our maple farms – including the following farms: Hidden Hollow Maple, Valley Road Maple, Toad Hill Maple, Candy Mountain Maple and Mud Street Maple – all are in the same business, but differ in many respects, so plan to visit them all. You’ll see syrup, maple sugar, maple peanuts and candies being made, as well as maple tea and coffee and souvenir clothing items. Wonderful maple treats will tempt your palate, and special activities will fill your day with fun. Sugarhouses will open their doors for touring and tasting, sampling and shopping.
But wait, there is more: Martin’s Lumber and Nettle Meadow. Martin’s Lumber host the Artisan Market where freinds join them in offering indoor activities, demonstrations and sales. Just down the road, find Nettle Meadow Farm, with tasting of goat and sheep cheeses and, weather permitting, farm tours each hour. And last but not least on all three Saturdays at the Thurman Town Hall (Saturdays only, 10:00 to 2:00) the Postal Service will be offering a pictorial postmark to commemorate Thurman Maple Days, each Sarueday you will recieve the stamp with that days date. Also, on Saturdays only, from 10:00 to 4:00 local crafters will be set up for our 1st annual Maple Days craft fair. (Be sure to gas up your vehicle before you arrive in as there are no Gas Stations in Thurman.)
269 Mud Street, 12810 – 10am – 4pm
Mud St. Maple will be offering tours of their Sugar Shack showing visitors the step by step process of sugaring. Enjoy “All Things Maple” from a maple lunch to donuts to S’mores by the fire pit. Sample some of our infused syrups, creams, bourbon maple syrup. Come enjoy the day with us.
Corner of Mountain Road and Don Potter Road – 10am – 4pm
Get DirectionsThe newest maple producer in our tour, Candy Mountian Maple offer natural and great-tasting pure New York Maple Syrup that is sustainably farmed, in a diverse forest ecosystem, using modern and environmentally friendly sap collection techniques. This will ensure the health of their forest “sugarbush” for many years to come.
Proprietors, Mike and Ingrid Richter, bring over 80 years of professional environmental experience to Candy Mountain to ensure they produce a healthy, responsibly farmed product. Candy Mountain is also STEM student friendly! They invite you and your family to visit their “learning line” to show how the sap gets to the sugarhouse and is made into maple syrup and then to your table!
They will be selling maple syrup and pint n’ pancake mix packages and look forward to meeting you during their open house at Thurman Maple Days in March 2023.
137 Charles Olds Road, 12810 – 10am – 4pm
The Galusha family has produced pure Adirondack maple products at Toad Hill Maple Farm for more than 50 years. In 2011 they opened their large new timber frame sugar house, which includes a new energy-efficient process for producing pure maple syrup utilizing a wood-fired evaporator, a reverse osmosis machine and large stainless steel tanks. Toad Hill manages nearly 900 acres of timberland and gathers sap from more than 3,000 sugar maple trees. Toad Hill’s tour guides will walk you through the maple operation and give you a wagon ride over the timber frame covered bridge and out through the sugar bush. You will learn how they manage their forest, how they get the sap from the trees to the sugar house, how they process the sap into pure maple syrup and some history of the maple industry and maple production at Toad Hill. Pure maple products produced in the Toad Hill confections kitchen include; maple cream, maple sugar and melt-in-your-mouth maple candies. In addition to pure maple syrup Toad Hill makes bourbon barrel aged maple syrup and rye barrel aged maple syrup. Maple specialty products include; maple caramel corn, maple frosted nuts, maple pecan granola, maple cotton candy and baked goods. Enjoy samples and browse the expanding list of products in the farm store which includes maple tea, maple coffee, cookbooks, t shirts, sweat shirts, hats and other non-maple items like hand crafted ceramic mugs and syrup pitchers.”
TH. Thurman Town Hall (Saturdays only)
311 Athol Rd.
On the 3 Saturdays during Thurman Maple Days, March 11, 18 and 25 there will be a USPS Pictorial Cancellation and a Craft Fair at the Thurman Town Hall.
The Postal Service will be offering a pictorial postmark to commemorate Thurman Maple Days on each Saturday during Maple Days from 10am till 2:00pm.
People attending may obtain the postmark in person at the the Town Hall. Pictorial postmarks are available only for the dates indicated, each Satuday will include a postmark of that date.
For more information on obtaining the pictorial postmark see: https://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2022/pb22606/html/info_009.htm
Craft Fair: Along with the Pictorial Cancellation, the Town Hall will be the site of our new craft fair. Local crafters will be set up with a dazzling display of their crafts.
280 Valley Road, 12885 – 10am – 4pm
Get in out of the cold! The saw-mill is shut down for the winter, but activities continue at Martin’s Lumber in their various workshops and home, where they host the Artisan Market. Tour the shops where friends and neighbors join them for hands-on activities, demonstrations and sales.
Please note the artist’s schedule:
Andy LeBlanc, offering a hands-on activity, to create your own oyster (mushroom) growing bucket will be here the 1st weekend Sunday ONLY, March 12.
Laurie West of Empty Nest Sud-drome with homemade soaps, shampoo and conditioning bars, body butter sugar scrubs, lotion bars, lip balm and bath balms will be here ONLY on the last 2 weekends, March 18,19,25,26.
John Los, famous for his Windsor chairs and hand carved spoons has had to cancel and will not be here.
Pyrography is the art of burning wood. Pyrography artist, James Martin of Pi.Rho.Dsine will demonstrate his art and take orders. Master Gardener, Elli Muller offers her wisdom on gardening questions, Gail Seaman of Clendon Brook Creations will demonstrate techniques used to create beautiful, three dimensional greeting cards. Mushroom forager, Ed Braley of E & S Wild Food Larder offers a selection of his Tinctures, extracts, salts and more from the best nature has to offer. Jim Ferris of Wax ‘n’ Wix, brings his candle making supplies to make a candle. Offering a choice of shapes, scents and colors; in no time at all you will have made your very own candle. Owners Gary Martin and Wini Martin will be on hand, Gary working on the forge in the metal shop and Wini with paper bead jewelry, offering a chance to make your own beads and bracelets along with a selection of Lazy Susans and charcuterie boards.
Throughout the day demonstrations and hands-on activities continue for the whole family.
For those hungry at lunchtime check out Nettle Meadow Farm and Sanctuary for hot ham & cheese sandwiches and some maple appetizer bites.
They will offer hourly farm tours (weather permitting) and cheese tastings, and will be selling their cook booklets, telling about their nationally and inter-nationally-awarded cheese*, the animals, and the history of the place, along with the recipes.
Be sure to check out what new babies are at the farm.
Land at this site has been farmed since John Thurman deeded acreage to the Johnson family, which founded Meadowbrook Stock Farm and ran it for generations. Nettle Meadow is now primarily an animal sanctuary, aging facility for cheese, and retail cheese shop. See, sample and shop their gourmet goodies. See the restored historic barn loft and all of the amazing animals from goats to highland cows, from chickens to miniature donkeys, llamas, sheep and barn cats too. During Maple Days, enjoy cheeses and made using maple.
Nettle Meadow’s cheeses are made with cow, goat and sheep milk and have won national and international awards over the last two decades..
VR. Valley Road Maple Farm
190 Valley Road. 12885 – 9am – 4pm
Breakfast is back at Valley Road Maple farm starting at 9:00. Enjoy the traditional pancake breakfast that so many have looked forward to each year. Enjoy the fist real signs of spring with steam billowing out of the cupola, sap pouring into the sugarhouse, and the wonderful aroma of boiling maple syrup spells the end of winter’s grip on the north. Tours will be given to guests from the start of the process to the final product. Explanations of the equipment and the operation will be given and questions are encouraged. They will be able to taste raw sap, RO sap, and fresh maple syrup. Hardy individuals are free to walk or snowshoe through the woods and watch the sap work its way through the tubing on its way to the sugarhouse. Coloring books with maple facts and history will be given to our young visitors. In our shop visitors will find syrup, cream, candy, sugar, maple roasted nuts, maple peanut brittle and maple cotton candy.
312 Dippikill Rd. – 10am – 4pm
Three generations of the Wallace family work together to produce pure Adirondack maple syrup, maple cream, delectable maple candies, and many specialty products such as maple jelly, cinnamon maple sugar. maple pepper and much more. Old meets new in this operation, with a traditional wood-fired evaporator processing sap already reduced by reverse osmosis. The Wallaces have expanded their operation to over 6,000 taps. Like Hidden Hollow Maple Farm on Facebook.
Planning to Spend the Weekend?
Have sweet maple dreams in Thurman!
Book your large group and share the rent at The Glen Lodge, with Adirondack Great Camp ambiance. Also check online sites for short-term rentals in Thurman.
(518) 494-4084 or www.theglenlodge.com