Another year, another Maple Sunday in Maine. This year it’s being held on Sunday, March 24th.
What is Maine Maple Sunday? A quote from the Maine Maple Producers website says it best:
The Maine Maple Producers Association welcomes you to join Maine’s Maple Syrup Producers, statewide, as they celebrate Maine Maple Sunday. Most sugarhouses offer free maple syrup samples and demonstrations on how pure Maine maple syrup is made. Many farms offer games, activities, treats, sugarbush tours, music, and so much more.
We didn’t head out last year because the weather was horrible, but we hope to do so this year. The Maine Maple Producers website has a good map of local sugarhouses if you don’t know of one. We’ve been to the following, and have had great times at both:
Typically we look for a farm that is offering more than a sugar shack to tour and buy maple syrup from. Holding a pancake breakfast is a plus, and both farms above held one. We suggest printing a map of local sugarhouses and bringing it with you. We ran into a couple of “sugarhouses” that were nothing more than a shed on someone’s front lawn. We’re not saying you shouldn’t patronize those places, but we have kids in tow and prefer places with additional activities to keep the kiddos busy.
The Get Real Get Maine website also has information on the event.