OUR STORY

Wild Hill Maple was established in 2002 by owner and operator, Brian Ducharme.  Brian’s commitment to traditional maple syrup production began as a child when he and his father experimented with boiling sap in outdoor fireplaces- in fact, four years of Wild Hill Maple syrup was created in just this way!

 

In the early years of production, Brian gathered hundreds of buckets of sap, and stocked outdoor fireplaces and burners with wood.  After refining his methods, he soon established himself as a respected New York State sugar maker.  In 2006, to meet the demand and to fully realize his dream, Brian constructed his own sugar shack using trees cut from his property. 

 

Wild Hill Maple has many loyal customers and his products are sold in a number of businesses in and around Salem, New York and into the Berkshires of Massachusetts.  Their 100% Pure Maple Syrup and Maple Products: Maple Candy, Cream and Granulated Maple Sugar, have won several awards in Washington County!

 

Throughout the years Wild Hill Maple has seen some changes to keep up with custome demand and production.  The shift to a larger scale with approximately 5000 taps, Tubing, an RO and and a Larger Evaporator never compromised Brian’s commitment to traditional methods of making

maple syrup.

 

Wild Hill Maple continues to grow with the help of his partner Julie Ryan who has stepped up the marketing and plays a big roll for the need in the increased production.  She has added a nice touch to Maple Weekend with a Family/Kids Corner which allows hands on learning.  She gives presentations to schools and organizations upon request, manages the book work, she is a whiz at packaging and still manages to keep up with fundraisers, custom favor orders, online orders and maintaining the the website and social media pages.  She continues to work side by side with Brian during the sugaring season and does most of the collecting while Brian is busy at work boiling, making maple products in the kitchen and keeping everything running smoothly.  Together they make a great team and will continue to put their heart and soul into making the very best maple products they possibly can for you.

Collecting Buckets
Flintstone Method Syrup Making

Wild Hill Maple welcomes visitors year round, 7 days a week, call to arrange a visit! Family and Group Tours are welcome just call ahead to plan your visit.

 

New York State Maple Open House Weekends are the last two weekend in March. Tours are given of the Wild Hill facility while we are up and running making delicious maple syrup. A family/kids corner is set up for hands on learning and fun for children of all ages, along with candy making in and product sampling. 

 

Our Products are available here at the sugarhouse year round as well as at the many stores listed below.  Stop by to say hello and pick up your favorite maple products today!   

Early Days Boiling
The Ducharme's
Early Days Boiling

WILD HILL MAPLE MAKES HEADLINES 

VISIT THE LINKS BELOW TO READ LOCAL NEWS ARTICLES

Behind the scenes, maple style

  • EVAN LAWRENCE Special to The Post-Star - Mar 23, 2019

Wild Hill Maple Grows to Meet Demand

  • Deborah Jeanne Sergeant, N.Y. Correspondent - Lancaster Farming - Mar 30, 2018​

YOU CAN FIND OUR PRODUCTS AT THE STORES AND RESTRAURNTS LISTED BELOW

Cambridge Shurfine Market - Cambridge, NY

Byron's Market - Schuylerville, NY

The Country Peddler Shops - Greenwich, NY

Battenkill Creamery - Salem, NY

Cameron's Deli - Queensbury, NY

Moss Street Deli - Hudson Falls, NY

Schuylerville Farm - Schuylerville, NY

Willow Marsh Farm Store - Ballston Spa, NY

Yankee Distillers - Clifton Park, NY

Mountain Girl Farm - North Adams, MA

The Wigwam Western Summit - North Adams, MA

Adams Mobil Mart - Adams, MA

Lancaster Mobil Mart - Lancaster, MA

Fire House Cafe & Bistro - Adams, MA

RESTAURANTS USING OUR SYRUP

Longfellows Restaurant - Saratoga Spring, NY

Olde Bryan Inn - Saratoga Springs, NY

Dix Ave Diner - Queensbury, NY

The Skinny Pancake, Albany, NY