- Tapping the maple tree causes no permanent damage. In fact, many sugar maples have been tapped for over 150 years.
- Warm sunny days (above 38 degrees F) and frosty nights are ideal for sap flow. The maple season may last 6- to 10-weeks, but sap flow is heaviest for only about 20 days.
- Each tap yields an average of 10 gallons of sap per season or about one quart of maple syrup.
- Maple syrup is boiled even further to produce maple cream, sugar, and candy. It takes one gallon of syrup to produce eight pounds of maple candy or sugar.
- Typically, a maple tree is at least 40 years old and 12 inches in diameter before it’s tapped.
- A gallon of pure maple syrup weighs 11-pounds and contains no preservatives or additives.
- The sugar content of sap averages 2.5%, while the sugar content of the syrup is 66.9%.
NH Chronical visited Fadden's - watch here for a behind the scenes look at making "sugar on snow."
Intrigued? We offer Maple Sugaring Weekend packages here at the Inn. Get two nights lodging, dinner one night in the Woodstock Station, and admission to the Maple Experience at the Rocks Estate starting at just $172 per person, double occupancy. Book today!