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Maine Maple Sunday
Mark your calendars! An event that is always held on the fourth Sunday in March is sure to brighten the spirits as the end of winter nears – Maine Maple Sunday. Each March, regardless of how much snow is still on the ground, the maples are at it again – sending sweet sap surging up to feed the buds – but not before maple syrup producers can tap the trees to make delicious syrup and candies.
An annual celebration of the coming of spring, Maine Maple Sunday is the perfect activity for families. Syrup producers from across the state open their sugarhouses to the public to enjoy samples of freshly made maple syrup and other goodies.
Each of the nearly 100 participating sugarhouses offers different events and activities including tours of the sap lines and demonstrations of sap boiling; tastes of culinary delights of all things maple, from pancakes to maple syrup-topped ice cream; and hayrides and face painting. Many sugarhouses are open both Saturday and Sunday of the fourth weekend in March.
It’s no wonder Maine Maple Sunday is a favorite event in Maine. This local treat not only tastes delicious but has health benefits from promoting healthy pro and prebiotics to reducing inflammation. What better way to stay healthy!
Did you know? Somerset County in Maine is the largest maple syrup producing county in the U.S.