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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

Southern Maine Getaways and Vacations

With Spring just around the corner its time to start thinking about Memorial Day Weekend or your Summer Vacation.  Rooms are filing up fast for the Holidays and Summer Vacations At our B&B you’re a guest, but a guest that is considered part of the family. This means you get your privacy, and intimacy you require… Continue Reading