It is not only Canada who gets to claim rights to creating gorgeous, golden brown, delicious maple syrup! Did you know that Vermont is the biggest producer of maple syrup in the U.S? Over 1 million gallons of the sticky, sweet syrup is produced every year and when winter draws to a close and spring begins, the maple sugaring business goes into full swing.
Just 30 minutes from Middlebury, VT, where Swift House Inn is located, you can visit a quaint place called Pittsford, VT. It is here where the New England Maple Museum can be found. Surrounded by the beauty of the Green Mountains, this is just one of many great establishments that is open year round and offers tours, gifts, and a vast supply of maple products.
You can learn about the wonderful history of maple syrup that started over 200 years ago when the Native Americans discovered that cooking the sap turned into delicious, sweet syrup. The history in this museum has been beautifully painted on over 100 feet of murals. It is truly fascinating to learn about the maple sugaring process and no matter how old you are everyone can appreciate sampling some of the goods at the tasting counter!
This is a great place to pick up some gifts for loved ones such as sweets, butters, jams, cookies, drizzles, spreads, dips, fudge, gift baskets, and of course, syrup. Skip your loved ones, we bet you can’t leave without an armful of delicious goodies for yourself!
The drive to this museum is scenic and after an afternoon of learning and tasting, you can come back to Middlebury and enjoy a dinner out and relaxation at Swift House Inn. You will be served a delicious breakfast in the morning and can use your fresh maple products if you desire—what a great way to start a morning. Contact us today if you are looking for a fantastic place to getaway this winter or spring—we have plenty of room and it is a great time of year to visit Vermont. Call (866) 388-9925 or take advantage of our online reservations.