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Maine Maple Sugaring Weekend

Maine Made Maple Syrup

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 abundantly within the next few weeks.  The trees are tapped, and in a good year, one large forty year old Maple Tree may produce as much as 60 gallons of sap.

Maine Sugaring Taps

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. Visit Maine’s maple producers this spring as they celebrate Maine Maple Sugaring Weekend Saturday and Sunday March 21 – 22 the day the  sugar makers around the State open the doors of their sugarhouses for the public to join them in their rites of spring – Making Maple Syrup.

Sap Evaporator

At  many of these farms near the Atlantic Birches Inn  in Old Orchard Beach Maine you can go into the sugaring shack, 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. But don’t worry, if you can’t make it for Maple Sugar this weekend at one of these farms, you can always visit them the rest of the month of March and early April.  

For a full list of participating farms visit  Maine Maple Producers  or see our map below of nearby Maine  Maplc Sugaring Shacks below come see us and we can give you a list with directions to some of the Local Nearby Sugaring Shacks .  Your Innkeepers Ray and Heidi Deleo

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

Maine Maple Sugaring

Did you know that this is a busiest time of year for Maine’s Maple Trees?  Even in the worst of winter, Maine has something sweet to offer, as the maple sugaring season gets underway.  It all starts in late February when the sap starts flowing through the trees.  The trees are tapped, and in a… Continue Reading

Southern Maine Fall Foliage

Central and Southern Maine are the best locations to see colorful foliage through the weekend, according to the final 2011 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Conservation. Maine Forest Service and state park rangers are reporting past peak leaf color in each of the state’s seven tracking zones, but pockets of remarkable color… Continue Reading

Maine Fall Foliage

Just took a ride this morning and as amazed at the amount of trees changing color just over night.  It finally looks like fall but still unusually warm for this tiome of the year.  Some leaves are strting to fall but not manny yet.   We’re  here most of the Fall Foliage Season attending to guests … Continue Reading

Southern Maine – Fall Foliage

Bed and Breakfast Maine namely Atlantic Birches Inn invites you to Old Orchard Beach Maine during the fall foliage season where there are miles and miles of scenic roads ,parks and coast line that we can send you on to see trees displaying their Autumn colors. Some of our favorite spots to see the autumn… Continue Reading

Maine Birding Trails

You can feel, hear, see and smell it as soon as you walk outside, the warm air, the chirping of the birds, the crocus, day lilies and daffodils pushing up through the ground, the mounds of snow melting you finally realize spring has sprung. The busiest birding season begins in April, when blackbirds, waterfowl, sparrows,… Continue Reading