March is the sweetest month in the Laurel Highlands. Our region, specifically Somerset County, takes great pride in the tradition of tapping maple trees and producing maple syrup and other goodies. After all, it is the largest producer of maple products in the state. Celebrate the county's maple heritage while satisfying your sweet tooth at the following locations!
Attend Maple-Themed Events
2020 Maple Weekend Taste and Tour
The 2020 Maple Weekend Taste and Tour, a free event on March 14 and 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., will highlight maple camps' hard work and the sweet treats they create! See the process of maple syrup production first-hand and experience all of tasty maple treats you can handle.
Please note: The special events planned at Somerset Historical Center for Maple Weekend Taste and Tour 2020 have been cancelled.
73rd Annual Pennsylvania Maple Festival - Cancelled 😕
We are sad to inform visitors that the 73rd Annual Pennsylvania Maple Festival is cancelled for this year, but the beloved tradition will continue in 2021.
Learn the Process and Shop For Maple Products
The Somerset Historical Center is the place to visit to learn about historical tapping, gathering, boiling and sugarmaking in Somerset County. Be sure to get a taste of freshly-stirred sugar and "spotza," a maple taffy treat.
For eight generations and more than 200 years, Brantview Farms Maple has welcomed visitors to join in on the fun and see the maple-producing process first-hand. Take a mini- or full-tour of the camp, which includes product demonstrations and of course, free samples.
The Baer family gathers at Baer Brothers Maple Camp each spring to install more than 5,000 taps into maple trees and then boil the sap into a sweet maple syrup. Visit their camp to see their new maple equipment and browse goodies in their store.
Sechler Sugar Shack takes great pride in continuing maple-producing techniques that have been passed down by many generations since 1850 with the most modern technology. Their maple syrup is sold in uniquely-shaped glass bottles, from leafs to gingerbread men!
Be sure to use #LaurelHighlands when you post photos from your sweet adventures in Somerset County!