2022 Gift Card Promotion

Dear Maple Friends, So often, we hear our customers tell us that the maple season is about MORE than maple syrup. It’s about quality time spent with family and friends. It’s about reconnecting with nature. It’s a celebration of that hard work which yields such sweet rewards.  Indeed, there is something about maple that prompts […]


Phelps Maple Fest – Maple Syrup Contest Results

Date/Location of the Fest: Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Phelps, Wisconsin Host/Coordinator of the Fest: Phelps Chamber of Commerce (Laura Boll, Executive Director) Facilitators of the Maple Syrup Contest: Smoky Lake Maple Products (Angela Schumacher, Alysha Karstetter, Jennie Blohm) Celebrity Taste Testing Judges: (Pictured above) Tipsy Housewife, Meteorologist Devin Biggs, Alice in Dairyland (Julia) CONTEST […]


Remembering Steve Mader

Our hearts are all extremely heavy today as we mourn the passing of our friend and coworker, Steve Mader. Steve was one of Smoky Lake’s first employees, joining our team while we were still working out of a residential garage. It was just a few months ago, that the entire Smoky Lake crew — including […]


There’s No “I” in “Boardwalk”

On June 9, 2021, the crew at Smoky Lake Maple Products came together for its Annual Volunteer Day. This year, they were presented with their most monumental Volunteer Day assignment to date. Naturalist Louie Lecker at the Brillion Nature Center was under the gun to remove 1/4 mile of old boardwalk in preparation for a […]

Thank You, Veterans!

Thank You, Veterans!

This May, Smoky Lake is excited to honor our veterans by donating a portion of all sales to Puppies Behind Bars. This nonprofit organization provides service dogs to wounded war veterans and first responders. The organization is very unique because the puppies are raised by prison inmates. It is a therapeutic and uplifting opportunity for […]

Video Contest - Round 1 Contestants

2021 Video Contest

This year will be our 6th Annual Video Contest! We look forward to connecting with everyone and seeing all the great things you are doing this maple season! Contest Overview Twice throughout April, the Smoky Lake crew will select their favorite 2 – 3 videos out of all the videos that have been submitted. Those […]

Maple Producers Bolster New Hope...

Maple Producers Bolster New Hope…

Throughout February, a portion of all sales on SmokyLakeMaple.com will go to support the very worthy nonprofit organization, New Hope Center, Inc. The Mission at New Hope Center: Inspire freedom and independence in the lives of people with disabilities. New Hope pledges to support, enrich, and empower those we serve.New Hope treats each relationship with respect, putting their needs and interests […]

Aldo Leopold Foundation

Smoky Lake will be donating a percentage of January, 2021’s sales to support the Aldo Leopold Foundation, nonprofit conservation organization whose mission is to inspire an ethical, caring relationship between people and nature. Smoky Lake is very fortunate to have developed a relationship with this great organization, and we are so thankful for their work […]

PanCan Charity

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Throughout the month of December, 2020, Smoky Lake will be donating a percentage of all sales to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in memory of sugarmaker Paul DeWindt. This charity has been vetted through Charity Navigator. PanCan Mission Statement: PanCAN’s vision is to create a world in which all patients with pancreatic cancer will thrive. […]

From Barrel To Bottle

Free Online Class! You are not alone. Filtering and bottling can be one of the most frustrating or cumbersome aspects of maple production. At this event, we’ll show you how to avoid common pitfalls so you can filter and bottle with greatest success! We’ll streamline your process and increase your efficiency. And we’ll make sure […]