Spring in New Hampshire
Spring in New Hampshire is stunning and sweet: a period of reawakening. Mother Nature sure makes up for the mess she creates, as snow melts and rivers rage. When days warm but nighttime temperatures still plummet, sap begins to flow in New Hampshire’s maple trees, and maple-sugaring season gets underway. During this intense period of six weeks or so, maple producers make syrup and other maple delights, and pancakes taste better than you've ever dreamed they might.
Spring events in New Hampshire delight the senses. The state celebrates New Hampshire Maple Month starting mid-March. More than 60 sugarhouses in New Hampshire open their doors to show visitors the maple-sugaring process in full swing. The New Hampshire Maple Producers Association
has dates and detailed information on participating sugarhouses and their offerings, from tastings and horse-drawn wagon rides to pancake breakfasts and the chance to make old-fashioned sugar-on-snow.
By May and June, New Hampshire is in bloom, and festivals encourage visitors to photograph and enjoy the state's natural beauty. America's oldest lilac bushes erupt in purple hues at the Wentworth–Coolidge Mansion in Portsmouth, and Rochester and Lisbon hold lilac festivals, too. Up north, Franconia and surrounding communities host a month-long Celebration of Lupines in June, featuring diverse events and a photo contest. Fuel up for a day wandering among the fields of white, pink, purple, and blue at Polly’s Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill, where yumminess has been served for more than 75 years.
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Monadnock Maple and Mud
Discover the charm of Peterborough in the Heart of southwest New Hampshire's Monadnock region. We will help you explore the area's sugar houses and chocolate shops. Afterward, you will dine at one of Peterborough's award-winning restaurants, and relax at the comfortable Jack Daniels Motor Inn.
Includes one night's lodging at the Jack Daniels Motor Inn, $60 Dining voucher redeemable at any of four local restaurants, one pint of maple syrup from a local farm, and a sampler from Ava Marie Handmade Chocolates.
$169. plus tax
February 1 through April 30
Available any day of the week subject to availability.
Jack Daniels Motor Inn
80 Concord Street, Route 202 North