Sunday River opens sugar shack

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How sweet it is, as the Great One used to say.

Just because you’re planning on skiing this weekend doesn’t mean you can’t take part in Maine Maple Sunday. Sunday River today opened a sugar house at the base of the Sundance trail, in the South Ridge area. Stop by for tours, demonstrations, and free maple candy and syrup samples.

Local maple syrup producer Bob Milligan, of Andover, designed Sunday River’s sugar shack. Nearly 3 miles of tubing connecting 950 taps flow syrup to the shack. Each tap should produce a pint of syrup per season. The Rivah can store 2,400 gallons of the sweet treat. (I think there’s one of those strike-fear-in-me mathematical word problems in there, shudder).

So, if you’re heading for The Rivah this weekend, see if you can sample a li’l bit ‘o sugar on snow. The sugar house will be open daily through mid-April.