The Maple Festival is held annually the second weekend in March throughout the town of Hebron, Connecticut. Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple-related events. The goal for this event is to bring families together and provide noncommercial, inexpensive enjoyment during a quiet time of year.
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Mount Washington Valley invites guests and residents alike to join in a scavenger hunt and an inn-to-inn tour featuring maple tastings. The weekend includes a self-guided inn-to-inn tour where ticket holders will sample tasty delights both savory and sweet. Along the way there will be opportunities to visit several “sugaring” locations to experience the maple syrup process first hand, as well as ‘Maple Country Partners,’ happy to share clues and information.
Celebrate spring at this beautiful thirty-three acre estate on Narragansett Bay with a spectacular display of more than 50,000 daffodils. Blithewold is one of the finest garden estates in New England with diverse gardens and a 45-room English style manor house. Blithewold is located on Narragansett Bay, 25 minutes east of Providence and 60 minutes south of Boston. It was named in Yankee Magazine’s Best Five Public Gardens in New England.
A walk among the daffodils at Laurel Ridge Foundation is a rare early spring outing in an unspoiled oasis. The wild natural landscape of gently sloping woodland, fields and aged stonewalls overlooks a small lake dotted with two tiny islands. The park land and one of the islands is completely carpeted with gold and white blossoms, a glorious sight that is nirvana for photographers. For more information: http://www.litchfielddaffodils.com/.
The Annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend will be held at sugar houses throughout Vermont. The Open House Weekend is the public celebration of the maple syrup season in Vermont and an opportunity for the public to visit one or more “sugar houses” throughout the state. Activities during Open House Weekend will be different at each sugar house but will include the opportunity to watch maple syrup being made (weather permitting) and often sample maple products.
Popular maple tours are back at The Rocks Estate, a 1,400-acre property owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. Reservations are recommended. Discover the history of maple sugaring, participate in the process of tapping trees and making syrup, enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides through the scenic Rocks property and taste maple sugar treats. Visitors learn how to identify the sugar maple trees that produce the sweet sap for making syrup, hear the history of maple sugaring, and see part of the process demonstrated at the on-site New Hampshire Maple Experience. The Experience is housed in a renovated historic building, which features a working sugar house and museum featuring a collection of sugaring artifacts. For those looking to turn the springtime maple experience into a weekend-long north country stay, The Rocks collaborates with local inns to offer weekend vacation packages.