One of the first signs that you’re going to have a good day is waking up to the smell of maple syrup. When you head to the kitchen, still half asleep, your day doesn’t really start until you’ve have a fresh stack of hotcakes or waffles to fill you up. This March, many states in New England are celebrating Maple Madness – a celebration of all things maple! So what are you waiting for? Put down your NCAA brackets and find the nearest bed and breakfast serving up some maple-y goodness.
Farm by the River Inn
New Hampshire, usually known for its cold temperatures, is also known for the delicious maple syrup factories spread all across the state. At two of BnBFinder’s inns, you can indulge in the sweet liquid and pour it on everything you eat during Maple Madness. In North Conway, NH, Farm by the River Bed & Breakfast’s Maple Madness Package includes two night accommodations and two tickets to tour surrounding inns offering up sweet maple-infused foods. After you’ve awakened from your sugar coma, visit the New Hampshire Sugar Houses and build up your adrenaline all over again by partaking in a scavenger hunt where prizes are worth up to $250.
Bear Mountain Lodge
Less than 50 miles away, the Bear Mountain Lodge in Bethlehem, NH has it own package to pay homage to all things maple. Their package includes two nights stay with 20% off the second night, a box of maple sugar candies and syrup from Fuller’s Sugarhouse. The next day after enjoying your maple-themed breakfast, take a trip to The Rocks Estate to learn the inns and outs of maple sugaring and literally ride off into the sunset in a horse-drawn wagon.
Golden Stage Inn
One state over, in Vermont, you can continue your Maple Madness celebration at the Golden Stage Inn located in Proctorsville. Whether you book a standard room or a suite, these rooms are bright, cheery and spacious – perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway. This inn also features the Gone Sugarin’: A Sweet Escape package that is valid the weekend of March 22nd-23rd where each morning you’ll wake up to the aroma of maple syrup all around you and dine on the finest selection of maple flavored breakfast items. Throughout the day you can snack on complimentary cookies and speak with the inn owners to learn where you can experience all the Maple Madness activities in the area. Mention this special when checking in and get a free bottle of maple syrup from a local sugar house!
This March, the possibilities are endless as to how many ways you can celebrate maple. One thing is certain however – if you are looking to get your maple syrup fix, New England is the best place to do just that.