The 2013 New York State Maple Tour is scheduled for July 14-16. It will be hosted by the Catskill Area Maple Producers Association and centered at the Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonkson, N.Y., in Ulster County. The tour opens with a reception, registration and trade show on Sunday afternoon, July 14. On Monday and Tuesday, July 15 and 16, the tour will feature visits to a variety of maple operations, both larger and smaller. Descriptions of the tour sites are now available at the "2013 NYS Maple Tour" heading at www.cornellmaple.com
This tour features the scenic Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains area of southeastern New York. The New York State Maple Tour has never visited maple operations in this area before. Sites include niche marketing, energy-saving technologies and organic production, as well as sugarbush sites. Cost is set at $195 per person to include the tour, meals and the annual banquet. Registration and tour stop information is available at www.cornellmaple.com
The tour host site is the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, 400 Granite Road, Kerhonkson, NY 12446. Mention New York Maple Producers Association for the special room rate of $119. Activities at the Hudson Valley Resort & Spa include European health spa, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, massages, facials, weight room, indoor and outdoor pools, and nature walks. Sports facilities include badminton, basketball, driving range, mini golf, golf, horseshoes, paintball, tennis, arcade games, pool table and ping-pong. Nearby attractions include Shawangunk Wine Trail, Woodstock, antiquing, Woodbury Commons, historical mansions and the Hudson Valley Pottery Trail.
Check it out and get signed up today; the registration deadline is July 3, 2013.