A Sweet Tradition

Maple sugaring has been a sweet tradition for centuries in New Hampshire, where smoke rising from sugar houses tucked into the woods signals the welcome arrival of spring. As the days warm, sap begins to flow through sugar maple trees, ready to be collected and crafted into sweet maple syrup, sugar, and candy.

The New Hampshire Maple Experience at The Rocks explores 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.

Housed in a 1906 building on the historic Rocks in scenic Bethlehem, with stunning views of the White Mountains, The New Hampshire Maple Experience is a hands-on educational experience that includes a visit to a working sugar house and interactive museum comprising maple artifacts from the extensive collection of legendary sugar maker Charlie Stewart of nearby Sugar Hill.


Click on your preferred date to purchase NH Maple Experience Tour tickets.

Saturday, March 16

Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24

Saturday, March 30 & Sunday, March 31

Saturday, April 6

Tours are ongoing on the days above from 10 AM to 2 PM, on the hour (10, 11, Noon, 1, 2).

Learn more about the Maple Experience Tour!

Want the full Rocks experience? Stay at our historic Gardener’s Cottage during one of our Maple Weekends and receive FREE NH Maple Experience tickets for your group (up to four adults) and a quart of maple syrup from the Rocks!