Visit Connecticut Sugarhouses & See How Maple Syrup is Made
Plumes of steam and smoke rise from evaporators in hundreds of sugarhouses all across Connecticut this time of year. This annual rite of spring is eagerly looked forward to by local sugar makers and their many loyal customers.
The traditional maple sugaring season in Connecticut extends from early February until late March, depending greatly on the weather. Freezing nights and warm, sunny days are necessary to provide good sap yields.
Maple producers welcome individuals and parents with children during the sugaring season. You may watch the whole process of how sap is gathered and boiled, and smell the hot steam rising off the evaporator. Be sure to call the sugarhouse ahead of time to see if sap is being boiled into syrup and sold. Besides selling syrup during the sugaring season, this and other maple products may be purchased at many sugarhouses throughout the year.
Need more reasons to visit Connecticut during maple syrup season? Check out the many special “Maple” events held throughout the state this spring on CTvisit.com.
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