Maple Sunday (Weekend) 2015

As part of the Vermont Maple Open House weekend the Bennington County Sugarmakers will be hosting our annual “Maple Sunday (Weekend)” on March 28-29, 2015. 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.

Participating Sugarmakers:

Armstrong Farm
Keith Armstrong
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.

Ball Brook Maple
Dave Dence Family & Friends
Niles School Rd.
Pownal, VT 05261

Hours: 10AM to 5PM
Activities: Informational tours, maple candy making, maple popcorn for everyone. Sales of maple syrup, maple candy, and maple butter. Feel free to bring groups or clubs.
Directions: From Pownal Center follow signs 1 mile up Barber Pond Road, then right onto Niles School Road, go 1 mile, sugarhouse is on the right.

Dutton's Farm Stand
RT. 11 & 30
Manchester Center, VT 05255
Hours : 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM  Saturday and Sunday
Directions;  on 11 & 30 East of Manchester Center
Products: Maple Syrup and all kinds of great stuff!

Glastenview Maple Farm
Bill & Susan Freeman

571 Glastenview Drive
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Hours: 10AM to 4PM
Activities: Saphouse tours of our wood-fired evaporator, candy making, maple snacks, and syrup to sample and purchase.
Directions: Rt 7A to Paulins in S.Shaftsbury, take Daniels Road to first right, Glastenview Drive, go 0.6 mi., last house on left.

Kobik Family
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, driveway on left at top of hill.

Mance’s Tree Farm
217 Holiday Drive
Shaftsbury, VT  05262
802-688-3506 or 802-733-4045

Hours: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday
Activities: Sugar on snow (Sunday only), sap house tours, syrup samples and syrup sales.
Reverse Osmosis demonstrations.
Directions: North on 7A from Bennington to South Shaftsbury
Left onto Cleveland Ave at cemetery, next left onto Holliday Drive, we are all the way at end of road.

Merck Forest & Farmland Center
3270 Route 315
Rupert, VT  05768
Hours: Center open 9AM to 4PM, Pancake Breakfast 10AM to 2PM Sat & Sunday
Activities: Wagon rides, children's games and activities, pancake breakfast (Merck Forestsausage, eggs, pancakes, coffee), newborn lambs in our barn and more!
Accessibility: 1/4 mile walk or wagon ride from parking area to sugar house.
Directions; 12 miles north of Manchester. Rt 30 north through Dorset, left onto Rt 315 west, go approx. 3.5 miles, Merck on left at top of hill.

Mountain Valley Maple Farm
Michael Lourie and Family
1498 St. Hwy 153
West Rupert, VT  05776
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday
Activities:  See syrup being made, free samples
Syrup & candy for sale.
Directions: ¼ mile north of Sherman’s’ store on RT 153

Peacock's Pure Vermont Maple Syrup
133 Lake Paran Road
Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Hours: 11AM to 4PM Sat & Sun of maple weekend
Activities: Sap house tour, walk the woods learning process, collecting buckets for children.
Directions from South: Rt 7 north to exit 2, 7A north through South Shaftsbury, left on Rt 67 west, go 1 mile, bear left on Lake Paran Road, 2nd drive on left.
Directions from North: Rt 7 south, exit 3, Rt 7A south to Rt 67 west, follow directions above.

Williamson's State Line Farm Sugar House
1289 White Creek Road
North Bennington, VT 05257

Hours: 9am to 5 pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Activities; Syrup, honey and Sweet Sorghum samples.
Directions: Off Rt. 67 west in North Bennington, take White Creek Road North 1.3 Miles , Sugarhouse is on left.

The Wing Farm
McEnaney Family
599 Town Line Road
Bennington, VT 05201

Hours: 11AM to 5PM
Directions: Rt 7A south from blinkng light in Shaftsbury approx 1 1/4 miles to Town Line Road on left. Continue 1/2 mile. Please park in driveway and walk out to the sugarhouse.

XR Maple Farm
Hawley Family
29 Sugar Shack Road
Arlington, VT 05250

Hours: 10AM to 5PM Sat and Sun
Activities: Fresh made maple donuts, pancakes with syrup, maple cookies and of course, syrup tasting!
Directions: 1 mile north of Arlington on Historic Rt 7A.

Doug Zecher Family
Havoc Hill Sugarhouse.
190 Havoc Hill
East Dorset, VT  05253

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Activities: Syrup Samples & boiling (we ship syrup)
Directions: from Rt. 7 in East Dorset, turn east onto Mad Tom Road 1.6 Miles to Havoc Hill Rd, turn left, straight up to sugarhouse on right.