2023 Maple Days
Enjoy the sweet experience of Mountain State Maple Days in Pocahontas County, West Virginia!
2023 Mountain State Maple Days in Nature’s Mountain Playground!
Mountain State Maple Days in Nature’s Mountain Playground will take place Saturday, February 18 & Saturday, March 18, 2023 @ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
West Virginia is home to one of the largest concentrations of Maple trees in the country and folks have been tapping trees for centuries, capturing the sweet water from the Maple and creating the delectable maple syrup. Today several family farms in Pocahontas County still harvest the sweet water and produce maple syrup and other maple products. Visitors can experience this tradition during the annual Mountain State Maple Days. Plan your winter weekend getaway around the events on Saturday February 18th and March 18th to enjoy not only winter outdoor adventure but also the sweet experience of sugar camp tours, special restaurant maple menus and more.
SUGAR CAMP TOURS 2023:
Located on Route 92, South of Dunmore & North of Frost. Tours are FREE & maple product sales available. Open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday mid-February through March. Offers a year round roadside stand. A traditional farm with modern techniques. Frostmore Farm offers you a peek into the more modern techniques to producing maple syrup. Learn about the applications of modern equipment and the sweet results of the authentic syrup.
Fort Warwick Farm:
Just off Route 28 near Green Bank, 1/2 mile South of the Dollar General Store. Turn at the Deer Creek Bridge beside the Church of God & follow the dirt road 1/2 mile. Tours are FREE & maple product samples are available. http://fortwarwick.com/ Fort Warwick captures the essences of traditional maple syrup production- family traditions passed down from generation to generation. Learn the ways of the past at this picturesque horse farm.
Yew Mountain Center:
9494 Lobelia Road, off US Route 219 South of Hillsboro. Lobelia Road is is just South of Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park (a right turn if you’re headed South). Stay right on Lobelia Road at the intersection with Jacox Road, about 2 miles. Continue for about 1.3 miles and Yew Mountain Center is on the left. Sugar bush tours, tapping techniques, savory & sweet maple delights and kids’ educational activities.
Hillsboro Maple Works:
Hillsboro Maple Works, near Hillsboro, WV, will offer sugar house tours including sap collection, reverse osmosis, and wood-fired boiling, to finishing, filtering and canning syrup. Syrup and products will be available for sampling and for sale. February 18 open house at the sugar house: From route 219 between Mill Point and Hillsboro, take Seebert Lane east towards Watoga State Park. Go 1/2 mile and turn right on Rose Rd. Go 1/2 mile and turn left on Puffenbarger Rd. Go 1/2 mile and turn left on Kelley Jones Dr. Go 1/2 mile to the last house on the left at the top of the hill, brown with blue trim.
March 18 open house at the sugar bush: From route 219 between Mill Point and Hillsboro, take Seebert Lane east towards Watoga State Park. Go 2 miles to gravel lots at the Greenbrier River Trail/Jack Horner’s Corner. Turn around here and head back the direction you came, up Seebert Rd. Go 0.2 miles to a slight right turn over the hill onto Seebert Rd (27). Continue on Seebert Rd along the river 0.7mi to the Low Water Bridge. Just prior to this concrete/culvert creek crossing, turn left under the rail trail bridge and through gate. Follow signs for parking.
Starry Night Farm: 1647 Dee Friel Road, Cass, WV II 304-799-4816
In operation for two years, Starry Night Farm owners Rick and Lisa tap ~100 trees on their farm. Maple Days tours 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. both February 18th and March 18th. Learn how to build a budget friendly maple syrup production system, tap the potential of your maple trees while keeping your day job. In addition to tours of the sugar camp, Starry Night Farm will have retail sales of candy/suckers, cinnamon rolls, and maple syrup. Directions: In Marlinton, turn off of Rt 219 at the Walgreens Pharmacy onto Airport Road/Brush Country Roads; travel straight on Brush Country Road until you come to the Edray Road intersection; Turn right onto Edray Road; take the next right onto Fairview Road; follow 2 miles and turn right on Dee Friel Road; travel to the end of the road and driveway is straight ahead. Watch for signing.
Maple Days Special Events:
Saturday, February 18, 2023: Opry Night @ 7:30 p.m. (traditional)
The Opera House is located on 3rd Avenue in Marlinton. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door, if available.
Saturday, March 18, 2023: Maple Magic Workshop at Fort Warwick Farm
High Rocks personnel will provide educational kid’s activities based around maple syrup production and products from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Sunday, March 19, 2023: WV Ski Free Day at Snowshoe Mountain
If you’re a West Virginia resident be sure to extend your maple days weekend and hit the slopes in honor of WV Ski Free Day at Snowshoe Mountain.
Maple Days Lodging Special:
Enjoy this lodging discount during the Maple Days weekend!
Station 2 Lodging || Durbin || 304.456.4509
One night stay for two queen beds is $99.68 ~ One night stay for one queen bed is $77.28
Pricing includes taxes, breakfast & a small maple gift.
Maple Days Dining Specials:
These eateries will be featuring special menus Saturday, February 18 & Saturday, March 18.
MARCH 18th ONLY: Pocahontas County Farmer’s Market Pancake Breakfast at Fort Warwick Farm, prepared by Pocahontas County Farmer’s Market
Enjoy a hearty brunch from 9 a.m. – noon. Locally sourced eggs, sausage, Bev’s Best pancakes, home fries, fruit, muffins, breads, jellies and jams. Advance tickets $18/adults; kids age 5-12 years $10. Contact Melia Thompson, 304-456-4239 or Anne Walker, 304-646-2491 (call or text). Paypal accepted.
Dirtbean Cafe || Marlinton || 304.799.4038
French Toast with Apple Compote Topping & Maple Lattes.
Pork Roast with orange maple glaze, sweet potato mash, vegetable side, brown butter corn bread with maple pear crisp dessert.
Just added to menu – Deer Creek Hard Cider.
* Dirtbean serving Frostmore Farm maple syrup*
Station 2 Restaurant || Durbin || 304.456.4509
All-day maple breakfast, all-you-can-eat pancakes & buckwheat cakes.
*Serving Cassell’s Sugar Shack maple syrup*
Snowshoe Mountain Village II 304.572.1000
10 Prime will be serving a maple cheesecake made in house.
Junction Ale House will offer a pulled pork sandwich with slaw and candied maple jalapeño.
Cheat Mountain Pizza will be crafting up a sweet and spice pizza with maple bacon, bell pepper, onion, sausage, jalapeño and 5 cheese.
*All specials will be served using locally sourced maple syrup*
Snowshoe Hare || Slaty Fork || 304.572.1200
Serving a special maple-inspired coffee – espresso, local Sunrise Farm maple syrup, steamed milk topped with whipped cream. Located at the base of Snowshoe on Route 66.
Greenbrier Grille || Marlinton || 304.799-7233
Freshly made maple flavored donuts and more. Serving local syrup TBA
Mountain State Cakes Bakery || Dunmore || 304.456.3176
Located at the intersection of Rt 28 and 92 in Dunmore and between Fort Warwick and Frostmore Farm sugar camps.
Serving maple flavored sweet treats including maple glazed donuts, maple glazed cinnamon rolls and maple cookies. Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A full selection of breads, cookies, cupcakes and more available.
*Local maple syrup ingredients provided by Sunrise Farms, Cass*
Many additional local cafes, restaurants and shops will be selling homemade maple inspired treats.
SAVE THE DATE: Mountain State Maple Days 2024 – Saturday February 17th and Saturday March 16th
Contact Mountain State Maple Days in Nature’s Mountain Playground
Pocahontas County CVB
301 8th Street