There is something special about drizzling warm maple syrup on a steaming, fresh stack of pancakes—it is mouth watering just talking about it! Maple syrup has a great history in Vermont and the New England Maple Museum in Pittsford, VT is all about celebrating this gift from Mother Nature and educating visitors on how this great product goes from the tree to your table.
The fall in Vermont is simply beautiful so you are already poised for a great outing simply with the enjoyable drive to the New England Maple Museum. Until October 31, 2014, the museum will continue with its fall and Halloween celebrations. The first thing you will notice in the museum is the incredible display of murals that were hand painted by Grace Brigham, who extensively researched the history of maple sugaring. Fascinating black and white photos and two incredibly designed dioramas bring the syrup making process to life. A slide show also depicts the maple sugaring process and there is of course the opportunity to sample a variety of maple syrups as well as delicious Vermont specialty foods.
It is also a great place to do some early Christmas shopping for those friends and family members who would love some real Vermont syrup in their stockings. The gift shop carries all grades of syrups, maple products, artwork, crafts, books, and more. The rates for the tours are $5 for adults, $1 for children, and those under six are free. If you have a group of 12 or more, there are special rates as well as discounts for senior citizens and AAA. The museum is open daily from 9:30am to 5:30pm.
Take the time to enjoy this fall tradition in Vermont and make your visit complete by staying with us at Swift House Inn. We are a bed and breakfast located in Middlebury, VT and our classic New England warmth, relaxing atmosphere and luxury accommodations will have you anticipating your return! You can check availability online or feel free to contact us at (866) 388-9925 for reservation information.