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The Sweetness of Maple Sugaring in the Springtime

horse drawn carriageThe warm days and cold nights of Spring start the sap running in Vermont's famous maple trees, kicking off Vermont's world-renowned maple sugaring season. Visit a sugar house to see first hand how sap is boiled off to make Vermont's best known local product: maple syrup.

Take a maple tour and learn how syrup is made!

Trapp Family Lodge: Visit the Trapp Family Lodge sugarhouse as they renew the centuries-old tradition of making pure Vermont maple syrup. Every March, when the days become longer and warmer, they start the process of maple sugaring. They still “sugar” the old-fashioned way, using buckets to collect sap and a sled and a team of draft horses to gather sap. Then, they boil the sap down to syrup in their sugarhouse in a very large, wood-fired evaporator. The sap and the sugaring process are completely organic; they do not use any chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides. The Trapp Family Maple Sugar Tour is a casual, 1-mile hike around the property where you learn about our process and enjoy a tasty maple treat. Meet at the Outdoor Center 15 minutes prior to your tour time. To check the maple tour schedule, please visit the Trapp Family Lodge Activities Calendar.

Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm: Each spring since 1980, the Coty family has tapped sugar maple trees in the foothills of Mt. Mansfield. The mountainside sugarbush slopes up from Nebraska Valley in Stowe, six miles from the village and part of the scenic view from Trapp Meadow. Visitors are welcome year-round (all-wheel drive recommended in winter). Their retail room features maple products for sale at sugarhouse prices and a display of photos and artifacts. To see when the next scheduled boil is, please visit the Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm Boiling Hotline.

Stowe Maple Products: Owners Robin & Stephen Pierson boil some of the finest syrup in Vermont. Located at 2616 Waterbury Road (Route 100, just across from the Fly Rod Shop), this family-run operation produces syrup in the spring months, but is open year-round for retail. You'll enjoy 100% pure Vermont maple syrup at farm prices, and they'll even ship your syrup for you! Hours do vary seasonally, so it's best to call ahead to make sure Stowe Maple Products is open, or to check the next boil time: (802) 253-2508.

Stowe in Spring - Days of Sun and Skiing

maple sugaring, trees with bucketsTake advantage of the refreshing springtime weather, off-season lift and lodging pricing, and the abundant springtime activities in Stowe. Check the lodging section to learn about rates and availability, and check out all the things to do in Stowe for families, couples and kids!

Springtime in Stowe, Vermont brings sunshine, blue skies, brilliant skiing and flowers blooming in the valley. These are the sunny days of spring that give Stowe the deepest snow base with the warmest skiing and sunniest days of the ski season.

In the Valley, buds are evident on the trees and we are treated to the return of the brilliant colors and fragrance of spring flowers blooming in the valley. Springtime is a great time to visit Stowe! Many lodges offer special rates during the spring season and there's always plenty to do, from fishing to zip lining to dog sledding! And be sure to check our Event Calendar page for the latest events.

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