Thurman Maple Days return
Thurman Maple Days are held during the last three weekends in March, and this weekend offers second chance in 2014 to get out and see and smell how maple syrup are is produced in local “sugarhouses.” Area maple producers will open their doors to those wishing to learn more about the industry. Thurman has four maple producers in our quaint town and they are as follows:
• Hidden Hollow located on Dippikill Road has been in business for over 40 years and is now in its second generation of being family owned and operated. The Wallace family has 4,500 vacuum assisted taps in 4,100 trees and are the largest maple syrup producer in Warren County.
• Toad Hill Maple Farm has been producing pure maple syrup for more than 30 years. Toad Hill is a family owned maple sugaring operation with over 100 acres being actively managed for maple production with more than 4,000 vacuum-assisted taps.
• Valley Road Maple Farm, owned by Mike Hill of Warrensburg and Ralph Senecal of Queensbury have recently increased their sap collection by adding 12 miles of new tubing and doubling the number of taps, bringing their total to 2800.
• Adirondack Gold Maple Farm is seated on 30 acres with 1,200 taps and owned and operated by Marc and Cheryl Kenyon. They have been in the Maple business for 9 years and are the third generation of the Kenyons to make maple syrup on their property.
If you are in need of lodging while visiting Thurman, the Glen Lodge is owned and operated by Doug and Aimee Azert, located at the junction of Rte. 28 and Glen-Athol Road. The Lodge is a newly built bed & breakfast. The facility is an authentic style Adirondack lodge with availability during the Maple Days event. To reach Aimee or Doug by phone, call 494-4984.