Maple syrup producers all over Maine are opening up their sugar houses this weekend for visitors to sample local maple syrup, candy and other treats.

Josh Archer - TSM

 

Held every year on the 4th Sunday in March, Maine Maple Sunday is now in its 31st year promoting the state’s sweetest product.

In addition to enjoying locally made treats, you and your family can learn how maple syrup is produced, and participate in sugar bush tours and other activities that vary from place to place.

Sugar houses in Aroostook County that are opening their doors this weekend include Northwoods Nectar in Eagle Lake,  The Maple Moose in Easton, Bradbury Maple Farms in Bridgewater, Spring Break Maple and Honey in Smyrna Mills, and Sunny Crest Maple Farm in Reed Plantation.

Despite an exceptionally cold March that has meant the sap is not yet running in most places, more than 80 syrup makers are hosting events this weekend.  To find a participating sugar house near you,  check out this map from Maine Maple Producers.

Maine produces over 300,000 gallons of maple syrup a year and is third in the nation behind Vermont and New York.