This Sunday, March 27th, is Easter but it's also Maine Maple Sunday, which is held the 4th Sunday in March every year. Participating sugar houses will be open for visitors to enjoy freshly made maple syrup and candy, demonstrations of syrup production, sugarbush tours and a variety of other family activities.

According to a release from the Governor's Office, Maine's maple industry contributes an estimated $48.7 million to the Maine economy which includes a direct contribution of 27.7 million and multiplier effects. Last year 545,000 gallons of syrup were produced, and Maine is the 3rd largest syrup producing state. Somerset County is the largest producing County in the State of Maine and Maine has around 1.4 million taps collecting syrup

For a list of participating sugar houses in the State you can click HERE

Participants in Penobscot County include
Cider Hill Maple Farm - 247 Cider Hill Road, Exeter
Nutkin Knoll Fam and Sugarworks - 269 Chapman Road Newburgh
Maine-Lee Maple - 602 Arab Road, Lee
Maxwell Maple Syrup - 3142 Lee Road, Lee

Piscataquis County
Baker's Maple Syrup - 26 North Road, Shirley
Bob's Sugarhouse - 252 East Main Street, Dover Foxcroft
Maine Highlands Sugarworks - 269 Williamsburg Road, Williamsburg Township

Waldo County
Back Ridge Sugar House, 107 Boston Road, Winterport
Bradstreet Maple Farm, 69 Peters Road, Searsmont
Beaver Hill Plantation, 130 Sibley Road, Freedom
Ducktrap Valley Maple Farm - 153 Dickey Mill Road, Belmont
Ireland Hill Farm - 361 Nickerson Road, Swanville
Kinney's Sugarhouse - 200 Abbott Road, Knox
Simmon's and Daughters Sugarhouse - 261 Weymouth Road, Morrill

Washington County
Chandler's Sugar Shack, 116 US Highway 6, Kossuth Township