March is MAPLE MONTH in New Hampshire so come join us on our horse-drawn Maple Express. Charmingfare Farm has created an event for the whole family to experience maple sugaring on a working farm. Everyone loves the taste of New Hampshire maple syrup!
Plan on Two Hours
- Horse-Drawn Ride
Our draft horses transport you 20 minutes to the authentic sugar shack and meet a professional Sugar Maker.
- Maple Tree & Tapping
Learn about the trees themselves and the proper way to tap them for their delicious sap!
- Authentic Sugar Shack Tour
Take a look at how a real sugar shack operates and learn about all the equipment involved in sugar making.
- Taste Testing
Your mouth will water when you take your first bite of the syrup on our buttery silver dollar pancakes.
- Maple Syrup
Reserve your Maple Syrup online when booking your tickets.
Pints-Save $2 | Quarts-Save $4 | 1/2 Gallon-Save $6 | Gallon-Save $8
- Visit the Animals
The Oakhurst Dairy Discovery Barn will be available for your children to visit with their animals friends.
Maple Candies, Maple Sugar, Maple Coffee, Maple Cotton Candy and more will be available in our gift shop. Don’t forget to prepare your shopping list for your family and friends.
Space is limited be sure to reserve your seat on the Maple Express today!
You Should Know
- “Check in Time”
You will be asked to select a time while purchasing your ticket(s). Our staff CANNOT check you in any earlier than 15 minutes before your chosen time. If you arrive LATER than your chosen time you will not be able to participate in the event.
- During the month of March conditions on a farm can be unpredictable. Please plan for either snowy or muddy conditions by wearing appropriate footwear. Boots are strongly recommended!
- Our horses will transport you to and from the Sugar Shack.
- There is a bonfire surrounded by picnic tables. You may bring along your own refreshments to enjoy.
- We serve silver dollar pancakes for guests to taste test the syrup. Please do not consider this a meal.
- During your visit our barns housing our agricultural animals are available for guests.
- Sled Runners or Wheels?
The condition of our trails determines whether or not we use sled runners or wheels.
(Sleighs need a 6 inch base of packed snow.)
“Maple Express at the Farm”
It was a great time learning about how to make maple syrup and then partaking in some warm syrup on pancakes and hot cocoa. A fun morning for my family and all the friends we went with.
We took at sleigh pulled by horses through the snowy woods. The sights on the way were beautiful landscapes, animal tracks in snow, decorations, and real animals on the farm! Once we reached the sugar shack, we enjoyed hot pancakes with newly made maple syrup, hot cocoa and coffee by the fire pit. The kids loved playing in the snow, looking for “dripping” trees in the woods along a path, and learning about making maple syrup while the process was in action. Fun for all ages! Better to go when the temperatures are closer to 40 degrees to really see the sap dripping from the trees.
“A “Charming” Maple Syrup Excursion”
We visited on Maple Syrup weekend and a horsedrawn hayride escorted us down a winding dirt road to a maple syrup farm where we learned about making the syrup. We were served a sample pancake and syrup around a fire pit. It was so quaint and so New England. We then spent time looking at all of the wonderful animals, including a 2-day old colt. We had a spectaular time!
“You will be charmed at Charmingfare Farm”
What a delightful surprise we discovered here. We wanted to experience the quintessential New England Maple Sugaring process and researched many places before settling on this one. We made the right decision. It gave us all we hoped for and then some! It is a beautiful, indeed charming property, in and of itself. The house is charming, the barn is charming, the animals are charming, etc. They make hot pancakes fresh off the griddle for you and scoop up hot syrup directly from the pot it is made in in the Sugar Shack. The most delicious syrup we’ve ever tasted.
“Best Sugar Shack Visit in NH”
This visit was so much more then a typical sugar shack visit. We arrived and boarded a wagon pulled by 2 giant Percheron Horses. The wagon driver was extremely friendly and encouraged questions. She provided lots of information about the horses and the farm. The 20 minute wagon drive to the sugar shack was very enjoyable. At the sugar shack, the owner went through the details of how maple syrup was made a number of times and answered any questions I, or the kids had. Then, we were treated to free pancakes with maple syrup and hot chocolate. I was just so impressed with how friendly everyone was – especially since this was the end of the day. When we returned to the farm via wagon ride, we then had the opportunity to explore all the animals that reside at Charmingfare. I truly enjoyed spending 3 hours + outside with my kids. I would highly recommend this to anyone that wants to do more then just see a demonstration and sit and eat maple syrup.