Spring

Nothing is more refreshing than springtime in New Hampshire when the ground begins to thaw and the temperature slowly starts to rise. Grab the kids and get outside for a family friendly day hike, and be sure to track down a waterfall on your way to the peak! Our brewery tours are refreshing in their own way, offering local craft beer and fare.

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.  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.

Ready to plan your maple getaway? Check out the following selection of sweet offerings taking place around the state:
  • The New Hampshire Maple Experience is a three-hour adventure, which includes tree-tapping, a tree identification lesson via horse-drawn carriage, a tour of the on-site sugar house, and a visit to the NH Maple Museum where visitors learn about the history of maple sugaring. Topping it all off, the experience concludes with a syrup, donut, and pickle tasting. The program is taking place from March 17-April 7 with exclusive lodging packages available around the north country.
  • Tucked away in the mountains of historic Hebron, Coppertoppe Inn & Retreat Center offers guests uninterrupted views of pristine Newfound Lake, one of the cleanest lakes in the world and the deepest in New Hampshire.  Visitors to this mountain retreat can celebrate Maple Month with maple-themed breakfast buffets, as well as maple-infused recipes and cooking classes.  Additionally, those who mention “maple madness” will be offered 10% off lodging and cooking classes.   
  •  Set on a historic and picturesque farm, Throwback Brewery is celebrating New Hampshire’s 23rd Annual Maple Weekend with the third installation of its Maple Madness Event on March 25.  Perfect for families, the event features a magic show, farm tours, maple beers, maple-based food, live music, and free maple syrup sampling from Syrup by the Sea – a Seacoast-based, family-run business with over 600 taps in the Portsmouth and Rye, NH area.
  • For the entire month of March, Waterville Valley Resort is celebrating the age-old tradition with a lodging package that includes accommodations, a maple-themed gift basket, and a map of all local maple sugaring attractions and events taking place throughout Waterville Valley.
  • A family-run business established in 1972, Fuller's Sugarhouse, is celebrating Maple Weekend by offering visitors a taste of its award-winning syrup in its purest form and in maple-flavored treats, such as sugar-on-snow, maple coffee and donuts, and maple sugar candies.  Guests can learn about the craft of maple sugaring through a walking tour of the maple tree-tapped woods, as well as a firsthand demonstration of how sap is converted into pure maple syrup.  
  • Just 20 minutes from New Hampshire’s capital, The Henniker House B&B is offering 10% discounts on two-night stays, a maple breakfast menu each Saturday, and a suggested route to help guests hit all the nearby maple sugaring farms throughout the month of March.
  • Omni Mount Washington Resort, one of the last standing grand hotels in New Hampshire, is offering a weekend maple experience package, which includes accommodations and a visit to the nearby Rocks Estate.  A horse-drawn wagon ride takes guests around the estate to learn about identifying and tapping trees, see how tree sap is collected, and enjoy the warm, sweet taste of freshly made maple syrup.