You selected a Sugar Maple:
3.5 to 5.5 in. or 9 to 14 cm in diameter. Usually palmately 5-lobed
Bright yellow, perfect and staminate
Terminal buds are 1/4 to 3/8 in. long, sharply pointed (similar to an upside-down sugar cone).
Gray on older trees; Deeply furrowed, with long irregular, thick plates or ridges, sometimes scaly, very variable
Northeastern; Local disjuncts in central North Carolina, northwestern South Carolina, and northeastern North Dakota. Native to Vermont.
Twigs are slender and shiny. Samaras are U-shaped. Sugar maple is tapped for syrup and sugar. It takes 32 gallons of spring sap to boil down to 1 gallon of syrup or 8 lbs. of maple sugar. Also used as a source of timber.