New England Maple Sugaring
New England Sugar Houses & Maple Producers
|In New England, maple sugaring is the first sign that spring is indeed on it’s way. Being one of the very few places where the sap from a maple tree can be tapped and then turned into maple syrup is part of what makes New England and maple syrup so special.Maple sap cannot be harvested anywhere there is a maple tree. Certain weather conditions are required in order for the sap to flow properly for harvesting. One of the largest and best places for maple syrup production is early spring in northern New England.Vermont is the largest maple syrup producer in the United States, having produced up to 570,000 gallons of maple syrup in a given season. New Hampshire and Maine are both among the top five maple producing states.The maple syrup season is such a big deal in New England that there are events all over Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. All three of these states have Maple Open House weekends. This gives the public an opportunity to see the maple syrup making process in action. Towards the end of the season are also maple festivals and other events celebrating this wondrous sweet. The maple sugaring season in New England usually starts about mid-February and ends around mid-April. How well and long the season runs is greatly dependant upon the weather. New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine usually produce hundreds of thousands of gallons of maple syrup in any given season. Considering that it takes forty gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup that is alot of sap.
Sap is collected when the pressure from a maple tree thawing reaches a certain level. It allows the sap to flow from the small holes that are made to collect the sap. The required pressure level needed to get the sap flowing is created when the tree freezes and thaws. Thus, warm days and cold nights make for the best maple sugaring conditions.
Maple syrup is produced mostly in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. We hope you will stop by one of the many maple sugar houses in New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont to see first hand how maple syrup is made. It will be a memorable experience.
burlington maple syrup | montpelier maple syrup | burke maple syrup | rutland maple syrup | brattleboro maple syrup
portsmouth maple syrup | concord maple syrup | keene maple syrup | dartmouth maple syrup | winnepesaukee maple syrup | white mountain maple syrup | pittsburg maple syrup
aroostook maple syrup | acadia maple syrup | portland maple syrup | augusta maple syrup | auburn maple syrup | boothbay maple syrup | ogunquit maple syrup | bangor maple syrup
bridgewater maple syrup | hartford maple syrup | mansfield maple syrup | plainfield maple syrup | bridgeport maple syrup | new haven maple syrup | essex maple syrup | norwich maple syrup
amherst maple syrup | fitchburg maple syrup | salem maple syrup | boston maple syrup | fall river maple syrup | cape cod maple syrup
scituate maple syrup | cranston maple syrup | barrington maple syrup | warwick maple syrup | block island maple syrup | newport maple syrup
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