The New Hampshire Maple Experience will return to The Rocks with self-guided tours beginning July 1. The Maple Trail leads visitors through the woods, along old stone walls, and into the sugar orchard. Interpretive signs tell the tales of maple sugaring, and the trail ends at the sugar house and Maple Museum.
Self-guided maple tours are available daily from July 1-Columbus Day weekend at The Rocks Estate.
Maple sugaring has been a sweet tradition for centuries in New Hampshire, where smoke rising from sugar houses tucked into the woods signals spring's arrival. As the days warm, sap begins to flow through sugar maple trees, ready to be crafted into sweet maple syrup, sugar, and candy.
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The New Hampshire Maple Experience at The Rocks Estate explores and demonstrates this maple tradition, from the techniques used by Native Americans and early European settlers of the region to the operations of the modern sugar maker.
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Housed in a 1906 building on the historic Rocks Estate in scenic Bethlehem, with stunning views of the White Mountains, The New Hampshire Maple Experience includes a working sugar house and interactive museum housing maple artifacts from the extensive collection of legendary sugar maker Charlie Stewart of nearby Sugar Hill.
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The NH Maple Experience is located at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, the North Country Conservation & Education Center for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.