Winter delayed this year's maple season with long term frigid conditions and mountains of snow still lingering around, refusing to go away. Going to the sugar shack is a sign that Winter is finally coming to an end. What better way than to celebrate with a belly full of maple!
This sugar shack is located in Stilesville, up around Gorge Road in the Indian Mountains (a few minutes drive from Moncton). There are several shacks vying for our business, but I like going to the one all the way to the end called Trites Maples (recently changed from Trites Family Sugar Bush).
Heading towards sugar shack at the end of the road
Most lines finally jutting out from the snow, promoting sap transportation
They've renovated and it looks amazing! They added an extension which double the size of the place. The wood stove is also positioned in the center, distributing heat and making it very comfortable. The outside porch was also added, which is great for people waiting in line.
I showed up SUPER early as I couldn't wait!
I now try to go at least once a year. I tend to coax my friends and family to go and enjoy a good ol' tradition of filling one's belly with sugary goodness!
Good bye Winter, HELLO SUGAR!