Maple syrup producers all over the state are opening up their sugar houses this weekend for visitors to sample freshly made maple syrup and maple candy.  Held on the 4th Sunday in March, Maine Maple Sunday is now in its 30th year promoting the state’s sweetest product.

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In addition to enjoying locally made treats, visitors to Maine Maple Sunday can learn how maple syrup is produced, and participate in sugarbush tours and other family activities.

Sugar houses in Aroostook County that are opening their doors this weekend include The Maple Moose in Easton, Bradbury Maple Farms in Bridgewater, Spring Break Maple and Honey in Smyrna Mills, and Sunny Crest Maple Farm in Reed Plantation.

Maine produces over 300,000 gallons of maple syrup a year and is third in the nation behind Vermont and New York.

A number of Maine syrup makers are hosting events on both Saturday and Sunday. For a list and map of participating sugar houses statewide, visit the Maine Maple Producers website.