The Quest for Local Maple Syrup
Vermont may have the maple reputation, but here at New Hampshire Magazine, we’ve long maintained that Granite State maple syrup is where it’s really at. Get a closer look at the process — and taste plenty of maple — during the the 23rd annual New Hampshire Maple Weekend held on March 24 and 25. Sugarhouses around the state will open their doors to the public, offering a behind-the-scenes look at how sap becomes the tasty golden stuff we love so much. At the family-owned Heritage Farm Pancake House in Sanbornton (pictured here), start off your day of learning with one of the best breakfasts around. Order up a stack, pour on the syrup that’s made right on site and dig in. As an added bonus, they use farm-fresh eggs, homegrown potatoes for the home fries and Fox County Smoke House bacon.
Our favorite sugar shacks to visit during the month of March
100 Acre Wood Sugar Shack
41 Obersvatory Way
Atkins Family Sugarhouse
504 South Main St.
Ben's Sugar Shack
83 Webster Highway
Crow Valley Farm
1038 Hopkinton Rd.
Folsom's Sugar House
130 Candia Rd.
Meadow View Sugarhouse
141 Wakefield Rd.
Nature's Sweet Secret Sugar House
41 Tirrell Hill Rd.
Parker's Maple Barn
1316 Brookline Rd.
Trail Side Sugar House
246 Currier Rd.
Turkey Street Maples
673 Turkey St.
Not-to-miss maple events
New Hampshire Maple Experience
When: March 17, 24, 25, 31, April 1 and 7, 2018
Where: The Rocks Estate
4 Christmas Lane
Maple Sugaring Day Open House
When: March 24, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm
58 Cleveland Hill Rd.
Maple Sugar Day
When: March 25, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum
18 Highlawn Road
A sampling of our favorite maple-infused products
Calef's Maple Bacon Cheddar Cheese from Calef's Country Store in Barrington, NH.
Maple Horseradish Mustard from North Country Smokehouse in Claremont, NH.
Maple Drops Hard Candy from Morning Star Maple Sugar House in Dublin, NH.
Pure New Hampshire Maple Fudge in Bristol, NH.
Maple-Kissed Wheat Porter from Throwback Brewery in North Hampton, NH.
Ledgetop Maple Barbecue Sauce from Gage Hill Sugar Shack in Hopkinton, NH.
Raspberry and Blueberry Infused Maple Syrups from Evert's Maples in Claremont, NH.