If you’re here in March or April a tour of the Uihlein Maple Research Forest is a great choice. Tour are available anytime of the year, but the best time to observe maple syrup production and related research is from late February to late April. Because syrup production is highly weather dependent, though, tours of the actual production operations are not available every day, so do call ahead.
The Uihlein Maple Research Forest is a core asset of the Cornell Sugar Maple Program. The Uihlein’s 200+ acres of forest provides an outdoor laboratory for the study of maple syrup production, forest management, forest health, and agroforestry . Its sugar maple orchards are at the heart of a half-century northeast regional research initiative to identify and cultivate genetically improved, high sap sugar content maple trees.
Uihlein Maple Research Forest
157 Bear Cub Lane
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone: (518) 523-9337
Website: Uihlein Maple Research Forest