New Hampshire Maple Experience

Bethlehem, NH

Maple Vacation Packages

The New Hampshire Maple Experience

sap bucketOne of New Hampshire's most enduring rites of spring--the maple sugar season--will be celebrated this year with four special fun-filled weekend programs at the historic 1,400-acre Rocks Estate property.

During March we are offering a fun, educational trip which will include the ins and outs of maple sugaring while you vacation in some of the area's best lodging establishments.

The New Hampshire Maple Experience is a hands-on learning adventure.

Maple Museum: interactive panoramaVisitors not only see how syrup is made, but also learn about the history, basic tree identification techniques, and the economic importance of natural maple products. Visitors help tap our maple trees so that they can enjoy and understand this rural aspect of New England.

the NH maple experience
Horse-drawn wagon rides, warm syrup, donuts and the infamous pickles are a few of the highlights!

The NH Maple Experience adventure is scheduled for the last 3 weekends of March and the 1st weekend of April. (Saturdays only the first and last weekends). Continual tours and horse drawn rides take place throughout each day.

kids tapping treesPlease call for rates.

Participants will take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the Rocks Estate property and see up close the workings of a modern-day (pipeline collecting) system and visit an operating sugarhouse. They will also learn how to drill and tap a maple tree. To top off each session, the program will finish with maple syrup and fresh donuts.

"The entire program is really geared towards families," says Nigel Manley, longtime Director at The Rocks. "It's educational, but a lot of fun, too. People really enjoy the experience of tapping a tree themselves, and find the visit to the sugarhouse a real treat."

The Maple Sugar Programs, held in March, are open to the general public but reserving a spot ahead of time is required as program space is limited. For fee and registration information, contact The Rocks at 603-444-6228 or info@therocks.org.

horse drawn wagon ridesThe Rocks is teaming up with more than a dozen White Mountain area hotels and inns offering the maple sugar program as part of a weekend vacation package deal. View our list of participating inns here.

For more information or for reservations, call 603-444-6228 or e-mail info@therocks.org.

View the Local Inns offering Maple Vacation Packages with The Rocks Estate

Sampling Maple Sap Want to experience the full NH Maple Process with a guided expert? We offer private tours of the NH Maple Experience