Spring’s Sweet Farewell to Winter
Spring is Maple Time in New Hampshire, the pinnacle of “sugaring time” in the heart of Maple Country. March 22 and 23, 2003 is Maple Weekend in New Hampshire. And, with more than 50 sugarhouses open throughout the state, New Hampshire’s spring ritual of making syrup is emerging as a popular weekend travel adventure. Take the opportunity to tour maple orchards and sugarhouses and learn how maple syrup is made. Taste free samples of maple products and fill up on pancake breakfasts. Gather sap with horses or oxen, take a horse-drawn hayride, watch a sap gathering contest with up to 20 teams of horses, or tour barnyards to see common and exotic animals. Here is all the information you need to create a story on this emerging travel trend.
From mid-February through early April, the state’s maple producers sweat and toil in their sugarhouses to boil maple tree sap down to syrup, and they invite the public to participate in this labor-intensive harvest. Maple Weekend brings special activities throughout the state, with inns and restaurants offering package deals.Read More