breaking news

Stalked for 31 years, ex-ballerina pins hopes on West Palm jury

One sweet trip: hotel packages for maple syrup season


The cold nights and warming days of March and early April trigger maple sap flows and sugaring season deals across the Northeast. 

In Vermont, the Inn at Manchester is offering a Maple Getaway package through April 15. It includes a tour of a sugar shack, a quart of maple syrup, a half-pound of buttermilk pancake mix, overnight accommodations and breakfast from $195.  

In New Hampshire, the Snowvillage Inn near Mount Washington is offering a maple sugaring weekend, March 24 to 26, that includes a three-course dinner for two, two nights’ accommodations, two pints of syrup and a sugarhouse tour and pancake breakfast. The package starts at $619 for two.  

The tree-to-table tour offered most weekends in March by the Inn at Pleasant Lake in New London, New Hampshire, starts on the inn’s property with the tapping of its maple trees. It then visits a sugar shack. Rooms start at $225 (two-night minimum) and include a five-course dinner and a chef’s demonstration on cooking with syrup.  

In Cooperstown, New York, the Farmers’ Museum offers demonstrations of syrup making along with tastings and breakfast every Sunday in March. The season coincides with winter rates at the Cooper Inn, which start at $99 a night, including breakfast and a bottle of wine. 

A culinary program held the weekend of March 24 to 26 in the Finger Lakes region of New York includes a visit to a maple syrup farm as well as a lesson in crepe-making. The Meet the Finger Lakes Tastemakers weekends include two nights at the Inn on the Lake Waterfront Resort and Conference Center in Canandaigua or the Ramada Geneva Lakefront in Geneva and $150 in dining vouchers. The package starts at $495.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Travel

Earth Day 2018: Ways to celebrate, honor the earth in Palm Beach County
Earth Day 2018: Ways to celebrate, honor the earth in Palm Beach County

Earth Day is every year on April 22. The intention is to raise awareness about the planet we live in and to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Want to participate? Here’s a list of Earth Day activities around Palm Beach County.  The Palm Beach Zoo’s party will be filled with educational, engaging and fun activities for...
Disney: Pandora Utility Suit coming to Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is introducing a 10-foot-tall way to get into the details of its World of Avatar. The Pandora Utility Suit, a mechanical apparatus guided by a human pilot, will debut at the theme park on April 22.  The new brand of street entertainment will inform guests about Pandora’s flora — bioluminescent and otherwise...
Retiring travel editor names his top 10 trips
Retiring travel editor names his top 10 trips

Over my 20-year career writing travel stories for The Seattle Times, a question I’ve fielded (happily, I should say) when meeting someone for the first time was almost as predictable as the number of pretzels I got flying Coach: What’s been my favorite trip? I usually fudged. Prettiest place? Nicest people? Most fun? Educational? How does...
In Beijing encounters, a wayward soul stumbles toward self-discovery
In Beijing encounters, a wayward soul stumbles toward self-discovery

I like to watch the beautiful women of Beijing spit on the street. My journey to get to the capital of China was arduous. I got an hour of sleep on the plane. My first 24 hours here came without closing my eyes. That first evening, a friend insisted on giving me a long walking tour of the city. Over the next few days, I visited the Forbidden City and...
In Bangkok, an intimate hotel with an inky past

1 Lan Luang Road; bpresidence.com   Double rooms from 4,800 baht (about $154).  Stop the presses. The fading glories of books and printing receive a retro-chic resurrection at Bangkok Publishing Residence, an intimate eight-room hotel that opened last year in the former offices of Bangkok Weekly magazine. The atriumlike four-story structure...
More Stories