The Group Travel Leader

JUL-AUG 2017

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2 7 GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E It's not just for pancakes: Traveling through the Northeast as the weather grows cooler gives groups an opportunity to see where maple syrup is produced and to sample the wide variety of products that can be made with the sweet, sticky stuff. Many groups on fall foliage trips through New England will spend time in New Hampshire. While they're there, they should take time to visit the New Hampshire Maple Experience, which is housed in a 1906 building on a his- toric farm in Bethlehem near the White Mountains. The visit includes a walk through an interactive museum and a working sugar house, as well as samples of the maple- flavored foods made on-site. Though maple trees are dormant in the fall — harvesting begins in the winter, and production ramps up in the spring — groups that visit in the autumn still get to learn all about the process. A lot of maple syrup is produced in Wisconsin as well, and groups on foliage tours in the fall can take tours of tree farms and syrup operations. The Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association has more than 300 mem- bers. M... Artwork by Donia Simmons

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