Maple Grove Farms
1052 Portland St, Saint Johnsbury, VT, USA
www.maplegrove.com/index.asp - (802) 748-5141
Maple Grove Farms Saint Johnsbury Reviews
How Maple Syrup is Made Oct 14, 2008
The tour at Maple Grove Farms is fairly quick, informative, fun, and tasty! Margo & I took the first tour on a Tuesday morning in October. It begins with a 15 minute video about the history of Maple Grove Farms and also covers the production of the candy that they make there and the maple syrup making process.
You don’t actually get to see syrup made, but if the line is running that day you do get to see the bottles filled. You get to see a bit of the candy making process. These go by quickly, but they are interesting. Our guide was very informative and very proud of Maple Grove. It kind of rubs off on you.
You next go to the Sugar House, which is essentially a museum with many maple syrup making artifacts inside. They have information telling you about their uses. You are self guided from and including the Sugar House. So you can stay for as long or as little as you like. We went through it kind of fast.
The last stop is the gift shop, where free samples of syrup and candy can be found. The real maple syrup is much lighter both in viscosity and taste. I was surprised, when I tried it. You will likely spend much time in the gift shop, as they have a lot of things to see there as well.
The tour is only a dollar and the whole thing including the gift shop is about an 75 minutes. We really liked the whole experience.
Part of the New England 2008 travel blog
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