When you think of Vermont, you think of maple syrup! And, we are proud of that fact.  From the smell to the taste, there are few things we love more than maple. This weekend, March 25th and March 26th, the entire state of Vermont is celebrating the sugaring season. Maple sugar houses throughout the state will be opening their doors to visitors to learn more about the process, tour the facilities, enjoy some family fun activities, and, of course, try some delicious maple treats!


There are sugar makers throughout Chittenden County that are participating. No matter where you live in the Burlington metropolitan area, there will be a sugar house within a short drive for you to explore this weekend. Here is the list of local sugar makers offering open houses this weekend:


Backyard Boilers (1861 Mallet’s Bay Avenue, Colchester)

Poor Farm Sugar Works (825 Poor Farm Road, Colchester)

Thompson Farm (2453 Middle Road, Colchester)

Bixby Hill Sugar House (52 Bixby Hill Road, Essex Junction)

Sherman Hollow Organic Farm (251 Sherman Hollow Road, Hinesburg)

Audubon Vermont/Green Mountain Audubon Center (255 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington)

Taft’s Milk & Maple Farm (683 Camel Hump’s Road, Huntington)

End O Road Maple (89 Field Lane, Jericho)

Palmer Lane Maple (1 Old Pump Road, Jericho)

Georgia Mountain Maples of Vermont (345 North Road, Milton)

Mountainview Mapleworks (1324 Kenyon Road, Richmond)

Slopeside Syrup (1090 Cochran Road, Richmond)

Palmers Sugar House (332 Shelburne Hinesburg Road, Shelburne)

Shelburne Sugarworks (746 Shelburne Hinesburg Road, Shelburne)

Burgess Sugarhouse (251 Irish Settlement Road, Underhill)

Davis Family Maple (189 Upper English Settlement Road, Underhill)

Maple Crest (51 Page Road, Underhill)

Moose Mountain Maple (34 Butler Lane, Underhill)

McBride Family Maples (39 Orchard Lane, Westford)

Tucker Maple (51 Rollin Irish Road, Westford)

Sugartree Maple Farm (787 Bradley Lane, Williston)


Can’t make it out of Burlington this weekend? There are also partnering businesses that are participating in the statewide event due to their use of maple in their products or services. Check out one of these Burlington partnering businesses to sample their delicious maple creations:


Lake Champlain Chocolates (750 Pine Street)

Lang House on Main Street Bed & Breakfast (360 Main Street)  

Mad River Distillers (137 St. Paul Street)

 Switchback Brewing Company (160 Flynn Avenue)

 

Enjoy Vermont's Maple Open House Weekend!