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.

2024 Tours:

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

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

LOCATION: The Rocks, 113 Glessner Road, Bethlehem NH 03574

COST: $20 each (children 5 and under free), with two rides and tasting included.

REGISTER: Click your preferred date above to register for 2024 NH Maple Experience tours. Reservations are advised; walk-ins are welcome if space is available. Email info@therocks.org or call 603-444-6228 for more information or to schedule a private 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!