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“Great to visit whilst in Vermont”

Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks
Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Montpelier
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Free sugar house tours and tasting, multimedia displays in a real woodshed theater, a nature trail, country store, and an outdoor Vermont farm life museum make up the Morse Farm experience, and sprinkled throughout, are whimsical carved folklife characters created by Burr Morse.
Reviewed October 16, 2013

50 of us visited this as part of a Travel Department tour of New England. We had a very interesting and hilarious talk from Burr Morse - owner of the sugarworks. Amazing giftshop too - plenty to pick from. We also got to sample the 4 grades of maple - most of our group seemed to prefer the 3rd grade - class A dark amber. Lovely maple ice cream cones too - but the smallest size is massive! All in all, a very enjoyable visit.

1  Thank K1Z
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

An old, charming and not-to-miss family affair. Their maple creemies are amazing. View perfect. I love this place.

Thank Claudia W
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Last minute decided to drive to see how maple syrup is obtained from Vermont maple trees.
Saw a movie that explained the production of syrup, taping the trees without using buckets.
Interesting man- Burr Morse is 8th generation of syrup production in his family gave a witty talk. He's also an author.
Sampled tastes of syrup from early Spring (light and flavorful) to end of season (almost tasted like molasses). Also tasted soft serve maple Ice Cream(yummy).
Finally we walked out among the trees to see the hoses and valves involved in obtaining syrup.
Bought items in the store. Reasonable priced.
Would go back again.

Thank malbeclady
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

THis is a self guided tour, Start in the woodshed. I love movies about how things are made, so I enjoyed the little presentation in the shed about how maple syrup is made. The whole operation is family run, and you can tell they take pride in their products. Samples of the different grades of syrup are available in the Sugar Shack store. The grounds surrounding the store and sugar shack are beautful. So glad we visited this as part of our Maine Tour.

Thank sanfranbound099
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is a small but interesting introduction to maple sugaring. We went in August. Way, way out of maple sugar season. But we wanted to see how it is done.
The sugar works are a "do it yourself" attraction. Start at the Woodshed Theater. It's next to the store. You may need to turn on the TV and DVD player to get the presentation to start. (That took 3 adults for our party because we didn't have a teenager available.) It's a fun presentation of how the family works, and has worked for generations, to produce maple syrup each year. After the DVD presentation, you can go next store to see the condensing equipment. The informational signs are sparse. But you don't need to be a chemical engineer to figure out that they just boil the sap to reduce the water content and get maple syrup.
Finally, you can walk up the trail, following the sap collection tubes to see how they tap the trees and bring the sap down to the condensers.
Of course, at the end, you go to the store and sample the different types of syrup. For those of us outside the Northeast, where else can we buy real Vermont Maple Syrup right from the "factory."
It's a short, fun experience for everyone.
But, it takes some minimal walking / hiking on uneven ground. It's really not accessible if walking is a problem for you.

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