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Miller’s Purely Maple, Wellsboro, Tioga County, PA

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Miller’s Purely Maple is a family-owned and operated farm that produces high-quality maple products. Owners, Dale and Melanie, stock over 30 different pure maple products in their store, including your favorite maple treats and original creations. Their store is located in Tioga county, PA, just a short drive from either Mansfield or Wellsboro, near Hills Creek State Park.

Home: 570-724-7907 * Cell: 570-439-5453

2766 Hills Creek Lake Rd. Wellsboro, PA 16901

Store Hours: 10AM – 4PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Wednesday and Sunday: By chance or appointment.

Our Story:

Making maple syrup has long been a tradition on the Miller farm. Dale’s parents purchased the 476 acre farm back in 1942, and Dale kept it in the family after they passed. In the early 1970s, Dale and his brother started making syrup in their backyard as a way to earn a little extra income. Dale and Melanie got married in 1980, and they built a house on a piece of property bordering the farm.

Melanie grew up on a dairy farm, and her family also made syrup, cream, and candy, which her brothers took to school to sell. In 1995, 15 years into their marriage, Dale and Melanie decided to return to their syrup making roots. They started out small: they tapped 100 trees and made 40 gallons of syrup in a flat pan over the fire. The next year, they built their first sugarhouse and bought equipment from a local farmer, who was getting ready to retire. That year, they tapped over 600 trees and made 180 gallons of syrup. Every year since then, they’ve worked to expand and improve their operation by installing more tubing to reach a greater number of trees, or by upgrading to newer, better, equipment and more sustainable practices. Gone are the days of dumping buckets of sap and boiling long hours over an open flame. Modern syrup-making equipment, such as tubing, vacuum pumps, monitoring systems and RO (reverse osmosis) machines, has made the process both more efficient and more productive.

 

In 2013, Dale retired from his job as a UPS delivery driver, so that he could devote more of his time to growing the business. For several years, they operated a food truck with maple-themed offerings at Leonard Harrison State park, where they introduced the taste of pure maple syrup to people from all over the world. In 2022, they built a new, state-of-the-art sugarhouse, complete with a natural-gas fired evaporator, sap tanks, RO room, cold storage, and a commercial kitchen. Every year, on the third weekend in March, they invite the public to tour their facilities with live syrup-making demonstrations and a pancake breakfast. They also sell their products at several local events, including:

Today, the Miller farm, dubbed Miller mountain, stretches to nearly 550 acres, with the majority of maple trees spread out over an area of 125 acres. Currently, they maintain over 8,300 taps in their sugarbush, and they aim to make at least 3,000 gallons of syrup a year. They have recently expanded their list of retail and wholesale customers across the state, and have started hosting bus tours in their new sugarhouse.

Our Commitment to Quality:

Here at Miller’s Purely Maple, every tree we tap is located right here on our farm. Our trees are our livelihood, and we do our best to take care of them. We don’t use any insecticides or other chemicals on them, and we may choose not to tap trees that have been damaged or stressed by disease or pests. We use food-grade plastic tubing and stainless-steel equipment. All of our products are hand-crafted in small batches here at our facilities.

For more information call 570-724-7907 or email us at contact@millersmaple.com.