Maple Open House Weekend March 23-24, 2013Posted on: March 11th, 2013 by Patti Eddington
Visit Southern Vermont Sugar Houses on March 23 – 24
Saphouses will be open to the public offering tours, activities, and free samples of syrup. The sugarmakers are found in ten towns throughout the county so there’s bound to be one or two close to your place.
So put on your boots and spend the day enjoying Vermont during this unique season. Visit one or all of the participating sugarhouses as they partake in the springtime ritual of transforming sap into maple syrup. Start the weekend off at the Bennington Catamount Rotary club’s annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.
Just a few miles from the Eddington House Inn you will find several sugar houses where you can view the process, take a taste of Vermont’s special syrup and purchase some REAL Vermont syrup to take home.
Here are a few…but you can get more info at http://benningtonmaple.org/
614 US 7, Bennington, VT 05201
Hours: 11:00 AM to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday
Activities: refreshments, trivia contest and a door prize
Directions: on US 7 3 ½ miles south of
VT 9 & US 7 intersection.
**Accessibility** ¼ mile walk form parking.
Maple Hill Maple
207 Maple Hill Road
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday and Sunday
Activities: Maple treats, sap house tour.
Directions: RT. 7A , to Old Depot Road, ( 0.3 miles North of Chocolate Barn.), Old Depot Road, 0.6 miles to Maple Hill Road, Right fork UPHILL 0.2 miles, left at top of hill.
217 Holiday Drive
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Hours: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday
Activities: sugar on snow, syrup samples and syrup for sale
Reverse Osmosis demonstrations.
Directions: North on 7A from Bennington to South Shaftsbury
Left onto Cleveland Ave, next left onto Holliday Drive, we
are all the way at end of road.
We also heard from our neighbor Steve Bennett, just recently, that he is currently “boiling” and invites our guests to come visit.
We are stocking up on this Vermont specialty ourselves to make sure we have plenty for upcoming breakfasts here at the Eddington House.