The Maine Maple Produces Association has nearly 200 sugarhouse members. Maine Maple Sunday is always the fourth Sunday in March, although some sugarhouses offer events (maple syrup samples and demonstrations on how the syrup is made) on both Saturday and Sunday. Many farms offer games, activities, treats, sugarbush tours, music, and more.
The State of Maine, as part of its agriculture regulations, has developed standards for grading maple syrup. They measure flavor, cleanliness, cloudiness, and color. The official definitions of maple sugar and maple syrup appear in the glossary.
In addition to Bowdoin, Richmond, Sabattus and Woolwich, an extensive maple sugar harvesting operation, using tubing leading directly to a shed for storage or processing, is visible along Route 6 in Carroll.
Pennamaquan Lake is located in Charlotte in Washington County. According to Eckstorm, the Indian word Pennamaquan in its various forms essentially refers to a maple ridge as a source for maple syrup.
Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy. Indian Place Names of the Penobscot Valley and the Maine Coast.
Nearing Helen and Scott. The Maple Sugar Book. White River Junction, VT. Chelsea Green Publishing. 2000. (original publication 1950)