Maple Fever

An article that celebrates Smoky Lake and the American dream! Written by Amelia Compton Wolff, Insight Magazine, November 2022, Vol 15, No 8, page 54. It was like that American dream, starting in the garage like we were The Ramones.Angela Schumacher

Great Cycle Challenge

This challenge was completed on October 1, 2022. It was very heartwarming to see the maple community come together to support the Children’s Cancer Research Fund in this year’s Great Cycle Challenge. Smoky Lake was proud to match all of its sponsors donations dollar for dollar, for a total of $1295.30. Overall, The Great Cycle […]

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 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 […]