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Mar 7, 2008 04:55 PM

Maple sugar house

Anyone know of a maple sugar house where you can see the process of making maple syrup and also get pancakes, etc? Looking for a place within 50 miles or so of Boston.

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    1. Its not a sugar house, but the community gardens near Union Sq, Somerville is doing a yearly maple syrup boil with intent of educating about the process. This year's boil started yesterday and goes through today -- not certain how weather will affect schedule, but if you search the internet for Somerville Big Boil it should provide you with address and contact info.

      1. This weekend (March 8/9) they are doing a sugaring thing at the Blue Hills. I went a few years ago and it was pretty interesting. Weather could be dreadful, though-- probably a Sunday thing.

        1. Breakheart Reservation in Saugus is having Maple Sugaring Days next weekend, the 16th & 17th. It's easy to get to, right off Rte 1 by Kelly's and Target. No pancakes though.

          Since there aren't many maple sugaring operations in the Boston area, you really ought to ask on the New England board since those recommendations would be off topic here.

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          1. re: Chris VR

            Parkers Maple Barn is a restaurant and sugar house combination. It is located in Mason NH which should be within your fifty mile destination limit! They have a website that you might want to check out.

          2. We always enjoy the Davenport Maple Farm and Restaurant in Shelburne, MA. Great breakfasts and they are wonderful showing the process to you. Waits can be long this time of year, but the view is awesome and afterwards you can hang out in Shelburne Falls!