Find ways to tap into NH Gold
When it comes to maple sugar, Mt Washington Valley businesses get a little sappy.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 21-2008
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LOOKING FOR A CHANCE TO TAP NEW HAMPSHIRE GOLD?
Mt Washington Valley gets a little "sappy" when it comes to Maple Sugaring - fun for everyone from romantic couples to families and school groups.
North Conway, NH - When it comes to maple sugar, Mt Washington Valley businesses get a little sappy. Creating everything from a maple sugar scavenger hunt to creative maple drinks and special packages, anyone interested in New Hampshire's version of liquid gold will enjoy a March getaway to Mt Washington Valley. As daytime temperatures increase slightly while nights continue to freeze, moisture moves and collects within the trees. By early March Mt Washington Valley is filled with silver buckets suspended from maple trees collecting sap. Read on for a complete list of events and packages to make the most of March Maple Madness in Mt Washington Valley.
March 3-7 and March 10-14: Maple Sugaring Workshops at Remick Country Doctor Museum, Tamworth, NH: Morning and afternoon workshops for up to 20 participants will be offered where participants will learn about Native American, Colonial, and modern backyard boiler maple sugaring methods, then visit the new Remick Museum Sugar House to see an indoor evaporator system. Participants can learn about tapping maple trees, collecting sap and boiling it down to syrup. At the end, participants will taste a variety of maple products such as maple cream, maple jelly, maple candy, and of course, sugar-on-snow! Cost is $3 per person, and this opportunity is open to school groups. Call to register (603) 323-7591 or (800) 686-6117; spaces fill quickly, For more information, visit http://www.remickmuseum.org/2007%20maple%20sugar.htm.
March 29-30: 5th Annual March Maple Madness: A Weekend of Maple Sugaring, Treat Tasting and Scavenger Hunting for Prizes: Bed & Breakfasts Inn Mount Washington Valley invite guests and residents alike to join ina scavenger hunt, and an inn to inn tour featuring maple tastings. The weekend includes a self-guided inn-to-inn tour where ticket holders will sample tasty delights both savory and sweet. Their recipes can be found in a keepsake booklet included in the ticket price. Ticket holders can also choose to take the challenge of "A Hare Raising Quiz" and "The Maddening Scavenger Hunt", competing for hundreds of dollars in prizes. Along the way there will be opportunities to visit several "Sugaring" locations to experience the maple syrup process first hand, as well as, ‘Maple Country Partners' happy to share clues and information. A valuable prize package is at stake for the winner who scores the most points. Tickets are$15 per person, and valid for both days from 11AM to 4PM. All proceeds benefit the scholarship awarded each year to a Kennett or Fryeburg graduate pursuing a further education in the field of hospitality. To learn more about March Maple Madness, the scholarship fund, or the participating inns, visit Bed & Breakfasts Inn Mount Washington Valley http://www.bbinnsmwv.com/.
Snowvillage Inn, Snowville, NH: Maple Sugaring Weekend: With daytime temperatures warming to the high 30's and nights still below freezing, maple sugaring season gets into full swing in the last weeks of March. It all culminates on the fourth Sunday of the month. Located close to several large maple producers, many of whom will be offering demonstrations on tapping trees, collecting sap and boiling it down to syrup, the weekend features the best available accommodations Friday and Saturday night, along with dinner on Friday and Saturday night, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning and a bottle of maple syrup to take home. This package is offered March 21-30, 2008 for $299 per person (double occupancy), $49 for each child 12 and under. For more information or reservations, call 800-447-4345 or visit http://www.snowvillageinn.com/.
Riverbend Inn, Chocorua, NH: Maple Sugar March Packages: Come taste and discover how local sugar shacks make maple syrup. Watch teams of oxen collect sap, and learn various methods of making syrup at the Remick Museum in Tamworth. Plus, for breakfast, enjoy fresh fruit compote with maple syrup and granola, blueberry pancakes with maple syrup and maple-flavored bacon. Two nights lodging in a deluxe king room are $350 per couple. This package is offered throughout March, 2008. For more information, call 800-628-6944 or visit http://www.riverbendinn.com/.
Covered Bridge House, Farm by the River B&B, Buttonwood Inn, Mt Washington B&B & Cranmore Inn: These are just a few of the B&Bs from the inns from Bed and Breakfasts Inn Mt Washington Valley offering lodging packages during the 5th Annual March Maple Madness Weekend, celebrated March 29-30. All packages include accommodations, daily breakfasts featuring maple products and tickets to a self guided tour of the inns where maple sugar sampling is encouraged and a fun scavenger hunt may result in prizes. Everyone takes home a nice collection of maple recipes too. Some inns include dinners, others add sleigh rides. Visit http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/packages/pkg_business_list.cfm?packageid=70&wreathid=2 for a complete list of packages.
For a full schedule of March events and packages and a complete trip planning resource for Mt Washington Valley getaways, visit http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/. For more information, call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364). Don't miss March Maple Madness in Mt Washington Valley this year.
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