Thursday, February 13, 2014

Spring brings return of NH Maple Experience to The Rocks

Maple syrup lovers, rejoice! The New Hampshire Maple Experience returns to The Rocks Estate March 15 and will run weekends through April 5.

Anyone who’s visited during the Maple Experience in past years knows the event is a feast of the senses, with spectacular views, the heavenly sent of sap boiling into syrup, and – to top it all off – a syrup tasting, complete with fresh donuts and the requisite sour pickles.

Maple Experience visitors learn about the history of maple sugaring and are invited to jump right into the process by helping identify sugar maple trees, drill and tap them to collect sap, and fill a New Hampshire Maple Experience commemorative mason jar with warm syrup at our own sugar house.

While at the sugar house, guests will see fourth-generation sugar maker Brad Presby at work. Brad loves to spin a good yarn, and he’ll happily answer questions about his springtime work of making maple syrup and sugar.

Maple Experience tours also include a horse-drawn wagon ride through the Estate, with an interpretive guide on board each wagon to share information about sugaring and the history of The Rocks.

The New Hampshire Maple Experience runs March 15, 22-23, 29-30 and April 5, with tours scheduled throughout the day. Reservations are recommended and may be made by e-mailing or calling 603-444-6228.

For more information about the Maple Experience, please check out the New Hampshire Maple Experience website.

Monday, February 3, 2014

And the winner of The Rocks’ Omni Mount Washington vacation is…

Thanks to everyone who entered our Facebook contest this Christmas tree season for a stay at the Omni Mount Washington Resort & Hotel. Our winner, picked at random from all the entrants, is Russell Schmehl of Dunedin, Florida. Congratulations, Russell!

Russell will enjoy a two-night stay at the historic Omni Mount Washington in beautiful Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. With the majestic Mt. Washington as a backdrop, the Bretton Woods ski area across the road, and activities from dog sledding and Nordic skiing to horse-drawn sleigh rides and a day in the spa, the resort is an ideal getaway for adventure seekers and relaxation specialists alike.

Although he lives far south of The Rocks, Russell has been visiting the farm for about 14 years with a group of family members and friends. Like many of our Christmas tree seekers, Russell and his group enjoy the Christmas Memory Packagewhich includes a stay at one of the area’s beautiful inns and hotels and a visit to The Rocks to find the perfect Christmas tree for trimming.

“I look forward to visiting The Rocks each year, and many of the guides on the wagon rides remember us from previous years,” Russell says. “We were just there in December and look forward to next year’s visit.”

We look forward to next season, too, and welcoming new visitors and old to The Rocks Estate!