Maple Sunday (Weekend) 2016

As part of the Vermont Maple Open House weekend the Bennington County Sugarmakers will be hosting our annual “Maple Sunday (Weekend)” on April 2-3, 2016. 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.

Loomis Family Sugar House
708 West Mountain Rd
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Hours: 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday
Activities: Sap house tour, Maple treats
Directions: RT. 7A to West Mountain Rd, 3/4 mile down, Sugar house is on the left

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: Visitor Center open 9AM to 4PM. Pancake Breakfast 10AM to 2PM Saturday and Sunday.
Activities: Wagon rides, tapping demonstrations, children's scavenger hunt, and more. Pancake breakfast includes Merck Forest sausage and maple syrup, eggs, coffee, juice, and hot chocolate. Adults $10, children 4-12 $5, under 4 free.
Accessibility: 1/4 mile walk or wagon ride to the Sap House.
Directions: 12 miles north of Manchester on Route 30. Left at intersection of Route 30 and 315, north of Dorset. Approximately 3.5 miles to Merck access road. Look for the sign on the left at the top of the mountain.

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.

Touch of Peace Farm
Peace and Jenn Varga
831 Chapel Road
Bennington, VT 05201

Hours: 10AM to 2PM, Sat. and Sun.
Activities: Demonstrations and Tastings
Directions: From Route 7A turn onto Houghton Lane, continue to end. Turn left onto East Rd., take next right onto Crossover Rd., continue to end and turn right onto Chapel Rd.. 831 will be on the left just before the overpass. Go all the way up the driveway to sugarhouse.

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

Hours: 10AM 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: Both Saturday and Sunday 10AM to 4PM
Activities: Free: sugarhouse tours, silver dollar pancakes, syrup samples and store samples of many maple products, VT jams, cheese, and apple butter.
For Sale: Maple glazed and cider donuts, maple milkshakes, maple frosted sugar cookies, and all grades of maple syrup.

Directions: 1 mile north of Arlington on Historic Rt 7A.