What to Expect:

♦  A Culinary Experience for the Entire Family



♦  Traditional and Modern Syrup-Making Techniques



♦  Free Taste of Syrup at Each Sugar Camp



♦  Opportunities to Purchase Syrup and Gifts



♦  Beautiful, Expansive Scenic Views



♦  Farm Life and Entrepreneurial Insights



♦  Hospitality and Captivating Stories

Virginia’s Sweet Spot, Highland County, is Waiting for You to Explore!

Take an extended road trip through this rural mountain community to learn more about the tradition of making maple syrup.  Seven unique local sugar camps await you year-round!  Here’s how to participate:

Pick up your passport at Virginia Welcome Centers, visitor centers and businesses across Virginia ,or at a local sugar camp




Contact a maple producer to schedule your tour – each sugar camp has its own hours and touring times.  Participants in the Trail are responsible for reaching out to schedule tours with each camp in advance.  Passport tours will not be available during the two weeks and weekends in March of the annual Highland County Maple Festival (March 7 – 20, 2022).  Other blackout dates may apply.




Visit a sugar camp to tour their operation, learn about their unique process, and taste some of their delicious pure maple syrup




Once tour is over, get a custom stamp on your passport




Collect all 7 stamps to get your free Highland County Virginia Maple Syrup Trail gift, which includes a t-shirt and bumper sticker!




You don’t have to visit all sugar camps in one trip – take your time and enjoy the experience no matter the season!

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