Maple Madness Tour offers something sweet March 8-9


BURTON, Ohio – The third annual Maple Madness Tour March 8-9 will feature 20 stops in Geauga, Portage and Trumbull counties.

It will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days with the exception of the Amish sugar camps, which will be open Saturday only.

What’s to see. Visitors will have a chance to see some of the latest in maple syrup technology at work. This includes tubing systems, reverse osmosis and ultra-modern filtration systems.

There will also be traditional setups, where horses are used to transport sap from the bush to the sugar houses.

There are several small operations on the tour and that offer tips on getting started in maple production.

Getting maps. It is a drive-it-yourself tour, and maps, including a list of tour stops, will be available at the Big Creek and West Woods nature centers in the Geauga Park District and many of the pancake breakfasts held throughout the three counties.

Maps will also be available at all Geauga County libraries, Burton Public Library, Patterson Fruit Farm in Chester, Richards Maple Products in Chardon, the Burton Chamber of Commerce Log Cabin in Burton Village as well as all tour stops.

For more information call 440-834-4656 or 440-285-2222, extension 5260.


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