When the nights are cold and the days are warm, Vermont maple producers across the state know sugaring season is upon us. Vermont is the nation’s leading producer of maple syrup. Producing over 2 million gallons of syrup in 2020, Vermont generated over 50 percent of the country's maple syrup. Some are thinking, “Wow, that’s a lot for such a small state!” but keep in mind, that’s coming from more than 1,500 sugarhouses statewide.
Vermonters are proud of their sugarmakers and the products they make. Maple syrup is all-natural and made by a very simple process. Next time you’re in Vermont, especially in the spring, visit a sugar house and buy some maple syrup. Not only are you bringing a small piece of Vermont home with you, but you’re supporting the agricultural heritage and the sugarmakers who work so hard to sustain the productivity of their land. The best part is, you’re purchasing maple products directly from the people who produce them.
Vermont Chefs on How to Use Maple
Who better than a Vermont chef to explore creative, unexpected uses for Vermont maple syrup? Learn new ways to use Vermont’s sweetest product in your kitchen and get some new recipes.
Vermont Maple for the Whole Family
Vermont maple products are kitchen staples, adding sweetness and delight to dishes from breakfast to dessert and all kinds of snacks in between. Find your family's next favorite way to use Vermont maple.
THERE'S MORE TO MAPLE
Discover a new side of Vermont maple, whether baked into your favorite treats, as part of a beautiful Vermont hike or even with a fun bingo card helping you find Vermont's sweetest offerings.
BUY VERMONT MAPLE SYRUP
Vermont maple syrup is a kitchen staple, sweetening everything from coffee to pancakes to some of your favorite cocktail recipes. Ensure you never run out by ordering directly from a Vermont maple producer.
FIND VERMONT SUGAR MAKERS
Vermont produces more maple syrup than any other state in the nation. Some offer tours, many offer samples and all have the sweet stuff in spades. Find a Vermont sugarmaker to get a taste of the real Vermont.
Maple and Murals
Sweet signs of spring include maple forests awakening and a plethora of outdoor art awaiting visitors. This year, pair your visits to the state’s famed maple sugarhouses with outdoor arts exploration.
WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO STAY
Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.
Free Vermont Vacation Guide
Also available online, the Vermont Vacation Guide is filled with insider info to steer your Vermont visit in the right direction.
SOLAR SWEET MAPLE FARM
Watch how this sugarhouse is putting a new green twist on an old Vermont tradition.