All Things Maple Last Updated: February 2021

Maple season is a wonderful time in Connecticut! From early February to late March, you can find Connecticut maple farms hard at work tapping the state’s first agricultural product – and you can find all of Connecticut celebrating alongside them. From fun events, to syrup farms, to signature maple treats, Connecticut is marvelously maple. So, make it a maple day (or month) and check out these great ways to celebrate maple season in Connecticut.

As always, be sure to check with each location before making plans as hours and details may change due to COVID-19.

See Syrup-Making In Action

Did you know that Connecticut is ranked in the top 10 maple syrup producers in the United States? So not surprisingly, our state is home to many magnificent maple syrup farms.

Take a tour or watch the syrup being tapped directly in front of you at these fantastic farms:

Exciting Events for Maple Season

Grab the family or a group of friends and enjoy some of the sweet festivities celebrating maple all month long! Check out these events for Maple Season:

Maple Tapping Day, Woodbury - January 30
Spend the day outdoors and witness the tree tapping demonstrations at Flanders Nature Center.

Tap-a-Tree Maple Sugaring Program, Wilton - January 30-21, programs runs to mid-March
Learn the science and history of maple sugaring by being a hands-on part of the process. You can come out to the Farm to collect sap from your tree. See the sap get boiled down the sugar shack and then get own bottle of Ambler Farm Dark Maple Syrup to bring home.

Maple Sugar Fest Sundays, Stamford - February 21, 28, March 7
Experience the sweetness of the maple sugaring season at this annual festival at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Learn how sap is turned into maple syrup, and enjoy other seaonal activities.

Maple Day, Farmington
 - February 28
This event features tapping a maple tree for sap and boiling the sap over an open fire as part of the sugaring process.

Maple Syrup Open House, Franklin - March 6-7
Kid-friendly education hands-on and seeing the total process of tree tapping to bottle filling. Enjoy the aroma of maple steam and taste the final product.

Maple Sugaring Sunday and Pancake Breakfast Party, Middlefield - March 7
Kids and adults can try their hand at tapping a “tree” before or after you indulge in a delicious 'Pancake Party' brunch menu.

Syrup Saturday, New Canaan
- March 13
Celebrate maple season at this fun brunch as well as other maple-themed activities.

Maple Sugaring in Your Own Backyard, Canton - March 14
Learn the entire maple syriup making process from identifying the tree to the best part, tasting the final product.

Pancake Breakfast & Maple Sugaring Demonstration, Bristol - March 20
Guests can enjoy a hardy pancake breakfast as take-out and while waiting for your order, you can watch the outdoor maple sugaring demonstrations.

Maple Weekend, Maple Syrup Producers Association - March 20-21
During these two days, many sugar houses across Connecticut will be open for tours and selling their maple products. Learn how maple sap is collected and turned into the sugary products we love.

Tasty Treats for Maple Lovers

If you’re mad for maple and just can’t get enough, Connecticut is filled with hidden gems ideal for getting that sweet fix. From maple ice cream to cocktails to tasty appetizers, if you want it, Connecticut’s got it.

For a wide array of pickings, The Sugar House in Burlington has a variety of maple treats, including maple kettle corn, maple sugar coated mixed nuts, maple lollipops, and maple walnut caramels.

Join the maple donut craze by trying the Maple Bacon donut at The Flanders Donut & Bake Shop in East Lyme or the Stuffed Maple French Toast donut at Donut Crazy

Maple doesn’t just have to be a food or pancake topping – it can be a delicious drink too! The Geronimo in New Haven and Fairfield serves a maple syrup cocktail, the Smoking Maple. Or try the maple syrup-based cocktails at, Craft260 in Fairfield, and Ristorante Roma Italiano in Oakville. For something really unique, try the Batcher’s Maple Bourbon at Litchfield Distillery, which is made through the process of aging craft maple syrup in retired bourbon barrels, then refilling them with straight bourbon. If you’re a coffee drinker, the Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret has a Maple Cinnamon Latte to satisfy all your maple cravings.

Indulge in a maple staple, maple walnut ice cream, which can be found at Gofer Ice Cream in multiple locations, A.C. Petersen’s in West Hartford, and J. Foster’s in Avon and Simsbury.

Try maple in savory dishes like the Beet Whipped Ricotta at the North House in Avon, or the Arugula & Beet Salad at The Abbey Restaurant & Bar in New Milford.

Maple Morning Treats

But of course, maple syrup would not be maple syrup without scrumptious breakfast dishes as its mate. Check out these great meals to make it a maple morning: