The month of February has a lot to offer when it comes to maple syrup and pancakes and New York State does it better than anyone! I have 2 favorites!!!

Moore's Maple Shack & Pancake House in Freedom, N.Y., Cattauragus County. Worth the drive, this many-generation operation is making real maple syrup and serving up buttermilk pancakes everyday except Mondays and easter Sunday, through April 15th.

(716) 492-3067

10444 Galen Hill Rd. Freedom, N.Y. 14065

— The other favorite of mine is Cartwright's Maple Tree Inn in Angelica, N.Y. of Aleghany County. All you can eat buckwheat pancakes! This has been a maple-season tradition for people all over the state! This family has been making real maple syrup since the 1850's and serving pancakes since the early 60's! Open everyday except Mondays and Easter Sunday, now through April 15th.

 (585) 567-8181

4321 County Road 15A

Angelica, N.Y. 14709