NH Maple Sugar Season
Maple sugaring time in New Hampshire runs from mid-February to mid-April. Each year, the New Hampshire maple industry produces close to 90,000 gallons of maple syrup.
As the frozen sap in the maple tree thaws, it begins to move and build up pressure within the tree. When the internal pressure reaches a certain point, sap will flow from any fresh wound in the tree. Freezing nights and warm sunny days create the pressure needed for a good sap Harvest.
In late February, New Hampshire maple producers tap their sugar maples by drilling a small hole in the trunk and inserting a spout. A bucket or plastic tubing is fastened to the spout and the crystal clear sap drips from the tree. It is then collected and transported to the sugar house where it is boiled down in an evaporator over a blazing hot fire. As the steam rises from the evaporator pans, the sap becomes more concentrated until it finally reaches the proper density to be classified as syrup. It is then drawn from the evaporator, filtered, graded and bottled. It takes approximately forty gallons of sap to make one gallon of pure maple syrup.
NH Maple Sugar Weekend
Click on the maple leaf markers for contact information to sugarhouses in your area!
March 22 & 23
From sugaring tours, to demonstrations, to samples and other goodies, Maple Sugar weekend offers fun for the whole family and will be sure to sweeten your day! Use the + / - buttons to zoom in/out.
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March Sugar Events
Preview Maple Sugar Season celebration events from the NH.com events calendar. From tree tapping tours to romantic maple getaways and everything in between, we have all of the maple sugar events to satisfy your sweet tooth! Visit NHEvents.com and search Subject category "Maple Sugar" for events in your NH area!
Sugar Houses by CountyFrom http://www.nhmapleproducers.com
Check out the New Hampshire Maple Sugar Producers website for information about Maple Sugaring in NH!