Sweet Escapes: 5 Unforgettable Maple Syrup Experiences in Central Vermont

small bottle of maple syrup catching the light
The Disordas make maple syrup in their sugarhouse in Benson, Vermont.

When you’re planning your Vermont vacation in March, be sure to include these maple syrup experiences to your itinerary.

1. Dakin Farm: A Culinary Delight


Embark on journey at Dakin Farm in Ferrisburgh, where the rich aroma of freshly tapped maple syrup fills the air. Explore their diverse maple products, showcasing the true essence of Vermont’s liquid gold. Don’t miss the chance to savor some of their signature breakfast samplers, and a variety of meats and cheeses.


2. Palmer’s Sugarhouse: Tradition and Innovation


Palmer’s Sugarhouse in Shelburne seamlessly blends tradition with innovation. Take a guided tour to witness the age-old process of maple syrup production, followed by a tasting session that features their unique maple creations. Discover how this family-owned sugarhouse preserves the authenticity of Vermont’s maple heritage.


3.Vermont Maple Market: A One-stop Maple Haven

Indulge your taste buds at the Vermont Maple Market, where a myriad of maple-infused products awaits. From artisanal syrup to gourmet snacks, this market in central Vermont is a haven for maple enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the diverse range of local flavors and bring home a piece of Vermont’s sweet magic.

4. Spring Maple Open House Weekend: Behind-the-Scenes Adventure



Experience the magic of maple syrup production firsthand during the Spring Maple Open House Weekend. Tour various sugarhouses across central Vermont, meet passionate producers, and witness the fascinating journey from sap to syrup. It’s a unique opportunity to connect with local maple community and appreciate the craft.

5. Werner Tree Farm: Where Nature and Syrup Converge


Werner Tree Farm offers more than just a sweet treat – it’s an immersive experience in nature. Explore the sugarbush, learn about sustainable maple productions, and enjoy a peaceful escape surrounded by Vermont’s scenic beauty. This destination provides a unique perspective on the harmonious relationship between maple syrup and the environment.

To learn more about maple syrup in Vermont, check out this blog post on processing maple syrup here and some suggestions for how to enjoy this lovely treat on your visit to Vermont.

Woman watches as maple syrup is processed in a sugar house.
The Werner Tree Farm offers maple syrup processing tours and sells maple syrup products at the farm.
maple syrup processing equipment
Maple syrup processing equipment at Rocky Ridge Sugarworks in Benson, Vermont.
State of the art maple syrup processing equipment.
We’ve come such a long way from dragging buckets to sugarhouses. Now tubes transport sap directly into the boiling pans.

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