The maple syrup tour is one "sweet trip" but is available for a limited time only! It may sound like a typical sales pitch - but this time it's true.
Real maple syrup can only be made one time each year. And that time is late winter/early spring (usually late February/early March in Northeast Ohio).
This is when the sap begins to rise in the area maple trees and can be tapped for making syrup.
And of course, Northeast Ohio is known for its abundance of maple trees - making the area the maple syrup capital of Ohio.
The early settlers learned from the native American Indians how to turn the watery sap of the maple tree into a delightful and wholesome treat.
The tradition continues to this day as many locals "boil it all down" for you to enjoy in their sugarbush or sugarhouse where the sap is transformed into a dark, rich, thick, sweet, amber syrup.
If you've ever had freshly made, real, maple syrup, you'll never be satisfied with the "artificially flavored stuff" again.
So, treat yourself to a double bonus - watch it being made and then take some home with you.
The fine folks at The Northeast Ohio Maple Producers have detailed a list of all the stops on the maple syrup tour and have created this wonderful map to help you find your way along this road of sweetness!
The following is a detailed list of the stops on the maple syrup tour. Please remember that the Amish owned sugarhouses are only open for visitors on the Saturdays of the tour. It is requested that no pictures be taken of them or their operations.
Burton Sugar Camp
Burton Chamber of Commerce, south end of Burton Square, a working sugarhouse and maple sales, Burton, Ohio 44021.
Cline Family Sugarhouse
500 buckets, 5069 S Wright Street, south of Rt. 84, Kingsville, Ohio 44048.
Bob Welder and Family, 600 taps - easy access, pancake breakfast each Saturday, tours available each Saturday and Sunday, 16767 Swine Creek Road, east of the intersection of SR 608 & SR 528, Middlefield, OH 44062.
Geauga County Maple Festival Sugarhouse
Maple Festival Sugarhouse at south end of Chardon Square, enjoy fresh maple stirs and other tasty maple treats, Chardon, OH 44024.
Geauga Maple Company
12100 Claridon Troy Road, north of SR 322, Chardon, OH 44024.
Grossman Maple Products A new timber-framed sugarhouse, 500+ taps on tubing with vacuum, 3 x 12 wood fired evaporator, 12147 Claridon-Troy Rd. North of Rt. 322. Chardon, OH 44024.
Hopewell Sugarhouse Amish owned, Norman Wengerd, 9488 SR 534, north of SR 87, Mesopotamia, OH 44062.
Lucius Maple Syrup
3795 Locust Grove Road, Liberty Township, OH 44820.
Maple Hill Farm Amish owned, Daniel Byler & family, 1000 taps on buckets, 15658 Burton Windsor Road, Middlefield, OH 44062.
Maple Valley Farm
8701 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville, OH 44273.
Misty Maple Sugarhouse
10644 Middletown Road Salem, OH 44460, Saturday March 14th only.
Messenger Century Farm
Sugarhouse is in building built in 1905, 17098 Messenger Rd Auburn Township, OH 44023.
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