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Maple Sugaring in New England

When is maple sugaring season in New England? The sap starts to flow in maple trees from roughly mid-February through March, when a pattern of warm days and cold nights is established. In this New England Maple Guide, discover the best sugar houses to visit and places to buy maple syrup in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, plus try New England maple recipes, attend maple events and more.
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Visit a Sugar House
When Sugar Maple trees sprout buckets in New England, it can only mean it's maple sugaring season. Come along on a sugar house photo tour and find out how to visit Lamothe's Sugar House in Connecticut yourself. *More Sugar Houses to Visit Below

New England Maple Events
Celebrate syrup! Here's your guide to the top maple events during sugaring season in New England.

Shop for Maple Syrup Online
New England produces some of the world's best maple syrup. Order online for delivery to your door!

How Sweet It Is... to be Scrubbed in Maple Sugar
In Vermont, French toast and pancakes aren't the only things being slathered in maple. You can be, too! I'll tell you all about the Maple Scrub treatment at the Avanyu Spa at the Equinox Resort in Manchester Village, Vermont.

Breakfast Recipes from New England
These scrumptious recipes for pancakes, waffles, French toast and fritters are perfect for topping with pure New England maple syrup.

Baird Farm Maple Syrup
You can visit this 360-acre farm in the foothills of the Green Mountains in Chittenden, Vermont, or order their sweet maple syrup online or by phone.

Berkshire Berries
Berkshire Berries makes 100% maple syrup in their sugar shack using only sap from Berkshire maples. Visit them in Becket, Massachusetts, or explore their online catalog.

Bob's Sugarhouse
This family-owned sugarhouse in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, is open to the public and offers a large assortment of maple products and gifts.

Boston-Area Maple Sugaring Demos
The Massachusetts Maple Producers Association lists facilities in Boston that usually offer maple sugaring demonstrations during the February to March timeframe.

Bulk Maple Products from Vermont's Bascom Family Farms
If you're interested in ordering maple products in bulk, turn to Vermont's Bascom Family Farms, which offers maple products for restaurants, food manufacturing and private labeling.

Carman Brook Farm
Want to see a working sugarhouse? Carman Brook Farm Maple & Dairy in Swanton, Vermont, invites you to see how sap becomes syrup.

Dakin Farm
Dakin Farm is more than just a maple mail-order giant--it's a place you can visit. Head for Ferrisburgh, Vermont, where you can tour not only the maple syrup cannery but a state-of-the-art smokehouse.

Fadden's Sugar House
Fadden's produces pure New Hampshire maple syrup. Orders may be placed by phone, and shipping is available in the U.S. and several other countries. Visit them for a tour of the sugaring operation. There's also a Maple Museum on-site.

Green Mountain Sugar House
Everything from maple syrup to maple nut brittle is made at this Ludlow, Vermont, shop. Also visit their Vermont country gift shop.

Harlow's Sugar House
The Harlow family has made maple syrup in Putney, Vermont, since 1927. Order made-in-Vermont maple products online, or stop by for a visit. The farm sales room and Vermont gift shop are open daily from March 1 through late December, and you can watch the sugaring process on weekends in season.

The Legend of Maple Syrup
Thatcher's Sugarhouse shares this Native American legend about how the first maple syrup was made.

Making Maple Candy
The Massachusetts Maple Producers Association supplies these directions for making maple candy.

Map of Sugarhouse Locations - MA
This map from the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association will help you locate and navigate to individual sugarhouses statewide.

Maple Facts
Thatcher's Sugarhouse has this informative look at maple trees and the weather and environmental conditions that affect maple sap production.

Massachusetts Maple History
The Massachusetts Maple Producers Association recounts this history of maple sugaring, from its Native American origins through the late 1800s.

Massachusetts Sugarhouse Directory
The Massachusetts Maple Producers Association provides this directory of sugarhouses in the state.

Merle Maple Farm
Merle Maple Farm in Attica, New York, offers an annual open house, and online ordering for the most extensive variety of maple products I've seen--even maple mustard!

Morse Farm Sugar Works
Morse Farm calls itself "Vermont's Premier Maple Attraction." You'll find free tours and maple tasting, a country store and an outdoor Vermont farm life museum at their Montpelier location year-round. Taste sugar-on-snow weekends in March.

Mount Pleasant Sugarworks B&B
Ready to get your hands sticky? Stay at the bed & breakfast at Mount Pleasant Sugarworks in Leicester, Vermont, during maple sugaring season, and you'll have a chance to lend a hand from gathering sap to stoking the wood-fired evaporator.

Parker's Sugar House
Head for Mason, New Hampshire, where you'll find this sugar house that makes maple syrup the old-fashioned way, with a wood fire. They have a gift shop and restaurant, too.

Pure Maple Syrup from K.E. Farm
K.E. Farm sells its 100% pure maple syrup from Sturbridge, Massachusetts, online.

Taft's Milk and Maple Farm
Visit this farm in Huntington, Vermont, or place your order for maple syrup, maple sugar or maple cream online.

Thatcher's Sugarhouse
Producing maple syrup since 1906 in Plainfield, Massachusetts, this sugarhouse offers a variety of maple products for purchase via mail or email order.

Vermont Maple Outlet
Visit this maple emporium in Jeffersonville, Vermont, or order online from their selection of maple gifts and goodies.

Vermont Maple Sugar Houses
Here's a round-up from the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association of Vermont maple sugar houses that sell maple products on-site and/or online.

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