The NH Maple Experience

During the last three weekends of March and the first weekend of April, The Rocks welcomes visitors of all ages to explore the New Hampshire Maple Experience. This hands-on program leads participants through the fascinating history of the sugaring tradition, from techniques to gather and boil sap used by Native Americans to those employed by the earliest European settlers and right up to the most modern methods for turning sap into syrup.

Visitors will learn how to identify and tap a sugar maple tree, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the historic estate, and talk with a fourth-generation sugar maker as he plies his trade in the sweet-scented steam of a working sugar house. Next door to the sugarhouse, the interactive New Hampshire Maple Museum displays maple sugaring tools, from historic to modern.

Of course, no Maple Experience would be complete without sampling the finished product. We pair our own maple syrup with fresh cider donuts and a sour pickle – to offset the sweetness of the syrup – for a unique tasting experience.

2023 Tours:

  • Saturday, March 11, 2023
  • Sat, March 18 & Sun, March 19
  • Sat, March 25 & Sun, March 26
  • Saturday, April 1

Each tour includes up to 16 people and lasts two hours on average.

LOCATION: The Rocks, 4 Christmas Tree Lane, Bethlehem NH 03574

COST: $20 for adults and $18 for children (or $70 per family, maximum of 2 adults and 2 children), with two rides and tasting included.

REGISTER: Reservations are advised but walk-ins are welcome. Email or call 603-444-6228 to make a reservation.