The NH Maple Experience
March 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Maple Season at The Rocks celebrates spring and sweet traditions!
Guided tours of our sugaring operation including horse drawn and tractor drawn rides, tap a maple tree with the group, tree ID, the history of mapling, the NH Maple Museum and sample maple syrup and donuts. Cost, including both rides, horse drawn and tractor drawn, is $15 for adults and $12 for children. Maple tours run throughout the day from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling (603) 444-6228 or emailing [email protected]
Each tour includes an indoor discussion of the history of sugaring, which stretches to before European settlers arrived here, before heading outside.
Participants will enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through the historic property, learning to identify different types of trees along the way. They’ll be invited to tap a sugar maple and take a tractor-drawn wagon ride to The Rocks’ own sugarhouse.
There, fourth-generation sugar maker Brad Presby will demonstrate the process of boiling gathered sap into syrup. Adjacent to the sugarhouse is an interactive maple museum, where visitors can see how sugaring has evolved over many years.
No maple tour would be complete, of course, without a maple syrup tasting. Tasting includes fresh donuts to offset the sweetness of the syrup.
During the New Hampshire Maple Experience, Kingdom Kernels Kettle Corn will be on site with their delicious flavors – including, of course, maple. Smokin T’s of Lancaster will also operate a food truck, featuring maple-centric lunch items including a smoked ham and cheddar panini with maple syrup glaze and fresh-grilled burgers with maple bacon and chipotle mayo. In addition to onsite meals, they will offer to-go orders. Since Smokin T’s prepares food fresh, they ask that any large takeout orders are placed ahead of time via email at [email protected] or through their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SmokinTsLancasterNH/
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