Most sugarhouses will offer up free samples, education and tours. Some offer pancake breakfasts, horse-drawn sleigh rides, sugar-on-snow parties and plenty of maple products to taste including maple donuts, maple cotton candy and maple creemees.
A particularly fun stop is Purinton Maple, owned by Peter Purinton, located on 190 Pond Road in Huntington. Their sugarhouse is a classic barn red with plenty of room for the whole family to see the operation. They boil over a conventional wood-fired arch. Maple farming has been Purinton family tradition for generations. Meet Peter in person! For more information call them at (802) 434-4385.
Another fan favorite is Runamok Maple, owned by Eric Sorkin, located at 675 Glenn Drive in Cambridge. They will offer tours and tastings of their Oprah’s Favorite barrel-aged, infused and smoked maple as well as samples of their celebrated maple bars. For more information call them at (802) 644-9366.