Maple Month at The Rocks:
March 16-April 6
Maple sugaring has been a sweet tradition for centuries in New Hampshire, where smoke rising from sugar houses tucked into the woods signals the welcome arrival of spring. As the days warm, sap begins to flow through sugar maple trees, ready to be collected and crafted into sweet maple syrup, sugar, and candy.
The New Hampshire Maple Experience at The Rocks explores this maple tradition, from the techniques used by indigenous peoples and early European settlers of the region to the operations of the modern sugar maker.
Visitors will learn how to identify and tap a sugar maple tree, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through the historic estate, and take a tractor ride to talk with a fourth-generation sugar maker as he plies his trade in the sweet-scented steam of a working sugar house. Next door to the sugarhouse, the interactive New Hampshire Maple Museum displays maple sugaring tools, from historic to modern.
Of course, no Maple Experience would be complete without sampling the finished product. We pair our own maple syrup with fresh cider donuts and a sour pickle – to offset the sweetness of the syrup – for a unique tasting experience.
Registration is open for the
New Hampshire Maple Experience:
- $20 per person. Children 5 and under are free.
- Each tour includes up to 16 people and lasts two hours on average.
- Tours are ongoing on these days from 10 AM to 2 PM, on the hour: Saturday, March 16; Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24; Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31; Saturday, April 6
- Advance registration requested! Select a date and then choose your time as the ticket type during the registration process.