45 maple stops. Two weekends. It’s the Ohio March Maple Madness Driving Tour, as sugaring operations across the state have joined together to present Ohio maple at its finest. Each of the 45 stops will participate in their own way. Here are some of the maple activities you’ll experience depending on which sugar houses you visit: taste sap fresh from the trees and syrup fresh from the evaporator, enjoy an AYCE pancake breakfast, take a sugaring tour, enjoy a hayride or horse-drawn wagon ride, purchase maple products, listen to live music, or enjoy maple products by a fireplace. Sample maple candy, try maple biscotti, a maple latte, or maple wine. See how maple candy and maple cream are made.
The Maple Madness website has all the details on each of the 45 stops. Not every sugar house will be open all four days. In particular, the ones operated by the Amish will not be open on Sundays. There’s also a lot of information in the online edition of Maple Ohio Magazine. Remember to dress for the outdoors, and you might want to wear boots – it could get pretty muddy in the spring. Should be a fun time!