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.
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The Connecticut Spring Antiques Show is a fantastic pre-1840′s antiques show. Collectors and historians will enjoy this look at our country’s past and an opportunity to own a piece of history. Come see what Antiques and The Arts Weekly calls “the singular popular showcase for American furniture and decorative arts.” Nearby, visit The Mark Twain House & Museum, the Harriett Beecher Stowe Center and the Connecticut Science Museum.
More than 60 sugar houses across the state will participate in this open house weekend. Visit a sugar house near you and learn how maple syrup is made and the modern methods used to carry on this ancient tradition. Enjoy free samples, horse-drawn rides, sugar on snow, pancake breakfasts and more! Fun for the whole family.
In Maine, always on the fourth Sunday in March, you can travel across the state to maple syrup farms and see firsthand how sap is magically turned into your favorite sugary topping. There are lots of free tastings and other activities, too.
The annual event has close to 2,000 participants and 30,000 spectators, making it the largest single day event in the area. The Mystic parade starts at Mystic Seaport’s South Lot and heads into Historic Downtown Mystic where the parade’s “marquis act” will perform.
Each April, Blithewold opens its gates to welcome visitors as springtime begins. The season unfurls with the well-known daffodil display, covering this 33-acre seaside estate with over 50,000 daffodils that delight visitors for nearly a month.