When the days start to warm, but the nights are still a bit chilly, the maple sap starts to run. Late winter, early spring is the time to collect the maple sap and sugar houses in West Virginia begin the task of creating syrup, sugar and other delectable treats.
Maple syrup production is the state’s fastest growing industry according to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and maple producers in the Potomac Highlands are set to celebrate all things maple.
Saturday, March 21 is Maple Day and each county in the Potomac Highlands has special activities planned. In Hardy County, restaurants will feature maple-themed specials.
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College and the Potomac Valley Transit Authority have collaborated to offer three Maple Day Bus Tours. This is a perfect way to see historic sugar camps and experience tapping operations, while leaving the driving to PVTA. All of the buses depart at 10 a.m. and returns at approximately 5 p.m.