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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

Portland Old Port Festival

The 39th Annual Portland Old Port Festival It’s that time of year again to kick off the summer with the free 39th annual Old Port Festival in Portland Old’s Port.  Only a 12 minute drive from Old Orchard Beach’s Me.  and the Atlantic Birches Inn.  Don’t miss this event on Sunday June 10 11am –… 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