Maple Sugaring

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 every March. More than 90 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.

maple month Special Events & lodging packages

Tree to Table Tour
Inn at Pleasant Lake, New London
All month in March when the sap is running!
Spend your Spring break getaway learning about one of New Hampshire’s tastiest traditions - maple syrup! Tour the inn's maple tree farm to learn about tapping maple trees and go on an off-site tour of a local sugar shack to see the process of turning sap into maple sugar products.  You'll enjoy a signature 5 course dinner for two one evening, featuring the flavors of March and a full breakfast for two with traditional maple syrup dishes and afternoon tea daily.  

Tap Into Maple
Prescott Farm, Laconia
March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020
Experience an old-fashioned New England tradition—making maple syrup! From tapping a tree to tasting delicious maple syrup, you will participate in every step of the syrup making process. Our environmental educators will help you to build tree identification skills; learn the parts of a tree and their functions; use measuring tools to find an appropriate tree to tap; use historical and modern tree tapping tools; learn the history of maple sugaring including Native American legends; and discover the math and chemical/physical science in the boiling process.

Maple Madness Dinner
The Inn at East Hill Farm, Troy
March 8, 2020
Maple orchards, maple trees, maple leaves, sap, buckets, lines, sugar houses, maple syrup and candy- get ready to celebrate  all things maple at the annual Maple Madness Dinner. Hors'doeuves and live fiddle music played by Randy Miller begin at 5:00, followed by a five course maple-inspired feast at 6:00. This gastronomic delight features fresh baked bread, fritters topped with maple syrup, green salad, homemade Gap mountain soup, maple glazed corned beef, maple walnut chicken, creamy mashed potato and roasted carrots. If you have room for dessert, you will choose from crème puffs drizzled with chocolate, bread pudding topped with maple syrup and maple cream pie.

Charmingfare Farm's Maple Express
Charmingfare Farm, Candia
March 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2020
Celebrate Maple Month on Candia Farm's Maple Express. Charmingfare Farm has created an event for the whole family to experience maple sugaring on a working farm. Your visit will include a horse-drawn tractor train ride, maple tree tapping, authentic sugar shack tour, animal visits and more! 

Maple Syrup DIY Workshops
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth
March 14 & 28, 2020
Gather in the Sugarhouse where you will spend the day as a syrup maker’s apprentice and learn to make maple syrup. At the end of the day, you will leave with hands-on knowledge of how to produce your own syrup and a sample of the syrup you helped produce. In addition, participants will create maple treats while waiting for the sap to boil down. Participants will learn all the steps of syrup production, including tree identification, sap collecting and storage, boiling and filtering sap, and grading and regulations. 

Kids Can Cook: With Maple Syrup
Prescott Farm, Laconia
March 21, 2020
Inspired by one of our most popular camp weeks, discover new recipes and practice new skills side by side your favorite aspiring chef. For adult and children ages 7-16 to learn together. This sweet treat is delicious enough to eat on its own and is of course a staple at breakfast time. But that is not the only way to use maple syrup! Explore different ways to add the taste of maple to your plate during Maple Sugaring Month.

Open House in the Sugarhouse & Historical Demos
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth
March 21, 2020
During New Hampshire’s annual, statewide event, all are invited to celebrate the state’s sweetest of natural products by visiting the sugar house at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in the center of quaint Tamworth Village. Outside, learn about historical maple sugaring practices, including how Doc Remick’s handmade backyard boiler works. Inside the sugarhouse, see a modern evaporator turn sap into syrup, taste a sample of maple-bacon jam, enjoy a Remick-made maple treat (for sale while supplies last) and purchase maple syrup. In addition, visitors are welcome to enjoy the museum grounds and farm animals at their leisure.

Sugar on Snow Pancake Breakfast
The Preserve at Chocorua, Tamworth
March 21, 2020
Celebrate NH Maple Sugar Weekend at the Preserve at their annual pancake breakfast. Delicious pancakes and their own maple syrup will be available for $5.00 per person, $20.00 for a family of four or more. After breakfast,try your hand at making the nostalgic maple treat-sugar on snow. Then head over to Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm for their open house in the sugar house.

Maple Weekend at Fuller's
Fuller’s Sugarhouse and Country Store, Jefferson & Lancaster
March 21-22, 2020
March is Maple Month, a great time to visit and see Fuller’s Sugarhouse in full effect. Each spring we tap more than 26,000 trees and boil half a million gallons of maple sap to produce 11,000 gallons of our pure maple syrup. Visit us at our two locations – our Sugarhouse and Country Store – during Maple Weekend, March 21 + 22 for the ultimate maple sugaring experience!

Canterbury Maple Festival
Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury
March 21-22, 2020
Discover high quality products and experience a variety of programs, food, and demonstrations around Canterbury! Visit sugar houses to taste local syrup and learn about the maple sugaring process, and visit Canterbury Shaker Village for a pancake breakfast and historic exhibits.

Maple Weekend 2020
Turkey Street Maples, Tamworth
Visit for Maple Weekend 2020 as sap is boiled into syrup. Help collect sap, sample fresh maple syrup on vanilla ice cream. Experience the atmosphere of a true dooryard sugar house. Riverstones Bakery and Roberts Farm will also be joining with maple inspired cupcakes & treats and cotton candy. Enjoy a scavenger hunt and be entered to win some maple goodness!

Farm to Table Cooking: Maple Syrup at Every Meal
Prescott Farm, Laconia
March 28, 2020
Celebrate the local harvest with cooking workshops focused on seasonally available produce. The taste of fresh-picked ingredients will be highlighted as you have the exclusive opportunity to prepare and preserve recipes in our historic farmhouse. Sap is flowing, the evaporator is running, and a new batch of maple syrup is ready. This sweet treat is for more than just pancakes! Get inspired and learn how to add this New Hampshire staple to a variety of recipes. Bonus: sample sap and discover its uses (weather dependent).

5th Annual Maple Madness
Throwback Brewery, North Hampton
March 29, 2020
Throwback Brewery’s historic and picturesque farm will become the setting for all things maple on the Seacoast! This is the fifth year that Rye-based Syrup By the Sea has teamed up with North Hampton’s Throwback Brewery to host a fun-for-the-entire family event that includes tasty maple treats - including special maple beers and plenty of from-scratch food made with real NH maple syrup. Chris Olsen from Syrup By The Sea will be bringing maple syrup for sampling and for sale. In addition, Olsen will both discuss and demonstrate the real-time process of turning sap into syrup.  There will be plenty of entertainment to go along with all of the maple goodies including a magician for the kids, live music from local favorites and a meet and greet with the beloved animals of the farm- Nigerian Dwarf goats Blanche, Rose, and Dorothy, as well as our donkeys Rocky and Jane.