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Maple Sugaring Maine

Maine Made Maple Syrup
Maine  Maple Syrup

Now is the busiest time of year for Maine’s Maple Trees. With one of the mildest winter in years, Maine has something sweet to offer, as the maple sugaring season got underway about 3 weeks ago..  This year the SAP has already started and  is flowing abundantly because of the warm days and cool nights. Local Maple Sugaring  Shacks are gearing up for   Maine Maple Sunday which is always the fourth Sunday  in March some Sugar Houses are also open on both Saturday March 26th and March 27th because Sunday is Easter Sunday.

The trees are tapped, and in a good year, one large forty year old Maple

Maine Sugaring Taps
Maine Sugaring Taps

Trees may produce as much as 60 gallons of sap.  It takes about 40 quarts of the sap to get one quart of the golden maple syrup that you find beside your pancakes, ice cream or in maple candies.  Maine is the 3rd largest producer of Maple Syrup.

Sap Evaporator
Sap Evaporator

 

At  many of these farms near the Atlantic Birches Inn  in Old Orchard Beach Maine you can go into the sugaring shack and watch the sap evaporate, and learn about how it goes from what looks like nothing more than water, to one of the sweetest things made in Maine. Sometimes the syrup is pale gold and delicate, sometimes dark and rich. It all depends on the soil and terrain, the wind and the weather, just like fine wine.

For a full list of participating farms visit  Maine Maple Producers  or see our map below of nearby Maine  Maple Sugaring Shacks below come see us and we can give you a list with directions to some of the Local Nearby Sugaring Shacks within driving distance of The Atlantic Birches Inn.

Your Innkeepers Ray and Heidi Deleo

Yarmouth Clam Festival – 2015

Bed and Breakfast Maine namely  the Atlantic Birches Inn  an Old Orchard Beach Inn  would like to  inform you of one of our favorite events of the year the   Yarmouth Clam Festival 50th year annual tradition, which comes alive this Friday July 17, 2015 it  provides a sense of seasonal timekeeping; for others, a centerpiece for homecoming gatherings; and for… Continue Reading

Maine Maple Sugaring Weekend

Did you know that this is the busiest time of year for Maine’s Maple Trees?  Even with worst of winter in ten years, Maine has something sweet to offer, as the maple sugaring season got underway this past  weekend.  This year the SAP has started late  and and is flowing slowly but should be flowing… Continue Reading

Southern Maine Fall Foliage

Central and Southern Maine are the best locations to see colorful foliage through the coming week, these area’s are close to or very near peak according to the  2012 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Conservation. Maine Forest Service and state park rangers are reporting past peak leaf color in zones 5 through… Continue Reading

Southern Maine Fall Foliage

The leaves are changing here in Southern Maine and families from all over are celebrating Autumns arrival in towns all across Maine. by attending craft and country fairs, apple and pumpkin picking along with fun and unique ways to experience the beauty of the fall season –from hot air ballooning, hopping on the Mail boat… Continue Reading

Southern Maine U Pick Apples

Its that time of year again when the nights are cooler, daylight is shorter, scent of fresh apple cider is the air  and the apples are ripe and ready to be picked. Bed and Breakfast Maine namely the Atlantic Birches Inn a Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast would like to share with you some of… Continue Reading

Maine Open Lighthouse Day

The Atlantic Birches Inn is delighed to inform our friends and guests of the following, as a result of the huge success of past years open Lighthouse day’s The State of Maine and the U.S Coast Guard and the American Lighthouse Foundation have announced the 4nd annual Maine Lighthouse open house day the  twenty-two Maine Lighthouses… Continue Reading

Old Orchard Beach Car Show

The Atlantic Birches Inn a Old Orchard Beach Bed and Breakfast would like to make you aware of the 19th Annual Old Orchard Beach Car Show and Parade will take place September 14 – 15th with hundreds of classic and antique automobiles parading through the streets of Old Orchard Beach.  This Car Show weekend has… Continue Reading

Great State of Maine Air Show

The Atlantic Birches Inn would like to inform you about  one of the most exciting, thrilling and  fun filled Events  in The State of Maine. The Great State of Maine Air Show  it takes place August 24, 25 and 26 at the  Brunswick Landing, the former Brunswick Naval Air Station ,  in Brunswick’s Executive Airport. … Continue Reading

Old Orchard Beach – Special Olympics

The Atlantic Birches Inn would like to invite you to one of the biggest fun celebrations in Old Orchard Beach  the Special Beach Olympics of Maine , in its 29th year. The event  sponsored by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution & Town of Old Orchard Beach. This family fun event held August 17 – 19,… Continue Reading