Thank you to the folks at the Lakes Region Tourism Association for bringing this to our attention.
If you are planning a visit to the Lakes Region during maple sugaring season you might want to consider doing so during New Hampshire Maple Weekend 2012. New Hampshire Maple Weekend 2012 is scheduled for March 24-25 – an ideal time to learn more about this special Granite State industry. Whether you are looking for a weekend-long education experience or would prefer to discover your own sugar shacks in the region throughout the season, a getaway inspired by maple is the perfect way to see the Lakes Region at this time of year. For more information on accommodations during maple sugaring season, visit the Lakes Region Tourism Association’s Where to Stay page.
But you do not need to limit your visit to that one weekend, sugaring season in New Hampshire typically lasts from February to April – though weather may increase or decrease the length of the season each year. In New Hampshire, around 90,000 gallons of maple syrup are produced each year, according to the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association. Maple is also used in other original products, such as maple candies, creams, sugars, barbecue sauce and baked goods, among others.
For more on New England’s Maple Syrup producers see New England Maple Syrup Producers / Sugarhouses.