NH Maple Experience
Maple sugaring has been a sweet tradition for centuries in New Hampshire, where smoke rising from sugar houses tucked into the woods signals the
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.
Housed in a 1906 building at The Rocks in scenic Bethlehem, with stunning views of the White Mountains, The New Hampshire Maple Experience is a hands-on educational experience that includes a visit to a working sugar house and interactive museum comprising maple artifacts from the extensive collection of legendary sugar maker Charlie Stewart of nearby Sugar Hill.
2023 MAPLE MONTH AT THE ROCKS
Saturday, March 11
Sat, March 18 & Sun, March 19
Sat, March 25 & Sun, March 26
Saturday, April 1
Tours are ongoing on the days above from 10 AM to 2 PM, on the hour (10, 11, Noon, 1, 2 PM).
Tours include a horse-drawn wagon ride to look at the maple lines; a tractor-drawn ride to the sugar house where you’ll meet a fourth-generation surgarer who will explain the science behind the syrup; a maple tasting with syrup, donuts, and pickles; and the chance to help tap a tree. By the time you leave, you will know how to identify a maple tree, and how to tap and boil the sap in order to make syrup. The Rocks’ maple syrup will also be available for purchase.
Each tour will include up to 16 people and lasts two hours on average.
LOCATION: The Rocks, 4 Christmas Tree Lane, Bethlehem NH 03574
COST: $20 for adults and $18 for children (or $70 per family, maximum of 2 adults and 2 children), with two rides and tasting included.
REGISTER: Reservations are advised but walk-ins are welcome. Email [email protected] or call 603-444-6228 to make a reservation.