Beginning in September of 2020!
To further “tap” into what Highland County is most known for, we are happy to introduce the Virginia Maple Syrup Trail! This passport program offers visitors the chance to visit eight sugar camps in Highland County throughout the year, excluding the busy Maple Festival weeks and weekends, to experience each unique camp. Two of the participating camps are not currently open to the public during the Maple Festival, which adds another dimension to the intrigue. Visitors are invited to call ahead to the sugar camps, schedule a visit for a tour, taste their syrup and get a stamp on their passport. After all eight camps are visited, there will be a prize, but the real incentive is to have more one-on-one interaction with the farmers who run the camps. Visitors can check out what happens on these farms and in Highland County year-round outside of the busy syrup-making season in late winter and early spring. If you want to know where your food comes from, this is a great family outdoor opportunity.
Pick up your passport at various Virginia Welcome Centers or at the sugar camp itself upon arrival. Please be sure to follow the current CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) and Virginia Guidelines (https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus/) for preventing the spread of coronavirus, and please stay home if you have symptoms, are in a “hot spot” area or are feeling sick.
Visit www.virginiamaplesyrup.com for more details. Enjoy!
The Virginia Maple Syrup Trail brought to you by the Highland County Chamber of Commerce, the Highland County Tourism Council and participating sugar camps.