Five Fun Ways To Enjoy Maple Sugar Season In New Hampshire
February 18, 2022
The maple tree magic that is Maple Sugar season in New Hampshire happens every spring for approximately 4-6 weeks. It’s during the month of March, with warmer days and chilly nights that maple sugar season is in full force. During this time, the sap is collected from Sugar Maple trees and then boiled down to the sweet syrup that we all love. Maple Sugar season has a rich history in New Hampshire, dating back hundreds of years; practiced by Native Americans prior to European settlement. In celebration of our love for maple syrup, we’ve put together a list of five great ways to enjoy Maple Sugar season in New Hampshire
Visit An Authentic Maple Sugar House.
Visitors are welcome at sugar houses across the state to watch the process and taste the result. While production season is short, the resulting syrups and candies are available all year long. This directory of sugar shacks to visit in NH is sure to keep any maple sugar enthusiast busy. Road trip anyone? New Hampshire celebrates “Maple Weekend” March 19th & 20th with over 350 maple producers in the state, though many properties open their doors to visitors throughout the month of March.
Participate In A NH Maple Weekend Event
This is a fun, educational, and tasty weekend event dedicated to all things maple. Located in nearby Tamworth, N.H. at the Eldridge Family Sugar House, you can participate in tours of the sap house so you can learn the process of how maple syrup is made. Enjoy samples, and indulge in yummy treats like Maple Soft Serve ice cream!
Take A Hike Or Snowshoe Through New Hampshire Forests, Where Maple Trees Are Plentiful
Did you know most maple trees are over 30 years old before they are tapped for their sap? Immerse yourself in the beauty of the region’s forests with a hike or snowshoe. Here at the inn, our trails meander through our serene property offering majestic views of Mount Washington and its Presidential Mountain Range.
Learn about all things Maple Syrup in New Hampshire
With so much to learn about Maple Sugar season, you may want to brush up on your maple syrup knowledge. Check out these fun facts so you’re in the know during your maple sugaring adventures. You can also watch this video from nearby Abbott Farm, located in Moultonboro, N.H.
Experience A Romantic Maple Sugaring Getaway
Experience the ultimate in all things maple syrup. Your weekend will start with the ambiance of our crackling fire and majestic mountain views. This romantic getaway includes a visit to Oak Hill Farm in nearby South Hiram Maine where you will enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, maple sugaring demonstrations, tours, and samples. Add in 2 pints of maple syrup to take home, a 3-course dinner for 2 at Max’s Restaurant & Pub, as well as breakfast at the inn with freshly baked muffins and hot entree choices, and this will be a beautiful weekend to remember.
*Sugarhouses will have their own COVID protocols for visiting and/or buying during the pandemic so check their listings or call ahead for details about online ordering, Maple to Go, appointments to visit, and more.
Partial funding for the development of this blog was made possible by a Rural Business Development Grant through the Northern Community Investment Corporation from USDA Rural Development.