New Hampshire Maple Experience at The Rocks Estate
We invite you to explore the New Hampshire Maple Experience during your visit to The Rocks Estate. Located in the former Sawmill/Pigpen - one of the many carefully restored historic buildings on the property - the New Hampshire Maple Experience takes visitors on a tour through time and taste.
Maple sugaring - the process of transforming sap from sugar maple trees into sweet maple syrup and sugar - is a time honored tradition in New Hampshire's North Country. Native Americans made sugar before the arrival of European settlers, and maple sugar became an important staple for early homesteaders. While the process has evolved through generations and with new technology, the end result is just as sweet as ever!
We offer hands-on learning on our Maple Tours, offered during sugaring season - the last three weekends of March and the first weekend of April. Guests will learn the history of sugaring, help tap a sugar maple tree, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through our beautiful property, and get a taste of the syrup made onsite at The Rocks.
Visitors to The Rocks during the summer and fall months - from June 1 through Columbus Day - may visit the New Hampshire Maple Experience museum for a self-guided tour, complete with a video demonstration of maple sugaring. The museum includes a display of maple sugaring tools and artifacts from the extensive collection of Charlie Stewart, who sugared for decades in nearby Sugar Hill.