Maine Maple Weekend, coming right up! Tammy Wells Photo

Sometime during the past 40 years since its beginning, Maine Maple Sunday became Maine Maple Weekend — with sugar houses adding days where people can stop by, watch the syrup-making process, and indulge in a taste of that delicious, unmistakable flavor.

There will be sugar houses open all over York County — some for the full March 25-26 weekend, some for part of it, and others extending beyond the fourth weekend in March.

Here is a list of a few sugarhouses nearby the York County central coastal region:

• Douston Maple and Honey, at 251 Old Alfred Road in Arundel is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25 and 26, with tours of the sugar house, free samples of syrup on ice cream, and syrup and other maple treats for sale.

• 207 Tappers, 125 Dennett Road, Biddeford, will be serving maple coffee and more starting at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, and on Sunday, breakfast, at $10, is open 7:30 to 11 a.m. The sugarhouse is open until midafternoon. 207 Tappers also offers maple syrup, maple candy, maple sugar, maple nuts, maple whoopie pies, maple needhams, maple cotton candy and more.

• Brookridge Boilers, 2144 Alfred Road (Route 111) in Lyman will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Maine Maple Sunday, with syrup making demonstration and free syrup samples on request. The maple store will sell syrup in a variety of sizes, maple products and French-Canadian favorites, and the Nigerian Dwarf goats will be around for petting and viewing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


• Cole Farm Maple will be open at Andy’s Agway, 13 Cole Farm Road in Dayton on Saturday, March 25. There will be face painting and $5 pony rides, 8 a.m. to noon, along with sugar house tours. Maple syrup and other maple products will be for sale.

• Harris Farm, 280 Buzzell Road, Dayton, will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 25 and 26. Maple treats include kettle corn, cotton candy, maple donuts and more. Maple syrup for sale at the sugarhouse and the dairy store.

• Chase Farms, 1488 North Berwick Road, Wells, will be boiling sap and making treats in the bakery. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Those willing to drive a bit further afield can find many maple syrup producers throughout York County, inland west of the Maine Turnpike, in Alfred and Waterboro, Shapleigh, Newfield, Limerick, Cornish and more. Lists can be found at Maine Maple Producers Association: and at Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association:

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