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“Went just to have a Creemee”

Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Montpelier
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Went just to have a Creemee”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

No trip home is complete in the summer without a delicious creemee at a creemee stand, with so many sell soft serve of dubious quality its certainly worth the short divert from Montpielier to hit this place, even if its only for a creemee! perfect Maple flavor.

Visited June 2014
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“Worth the trip”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Of course I would not go to VT just to go to Morse, however I knew I was going so I brought my jug. My Jug? Yep, they filled it up with maple syrup and I was good to go. Big store, video, maple trail, excellent maple soft serve, all in July. Going to try and comeback during March, for maple production.

Visited July 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Lots of products plus cafe, more touristy than others”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

There are plenty of places in Vermont to find maple products, and by that I mean plenty. It's everywhere. Morse Farm is a bit different.

For starters, it looks a bit like a cabin, so that's nice - you're still buying touristy stuff, but at least it's in a nice place. Beyond that, you have a very large selection of product. You can find maple (insert product here) of just about any variety, and of course you can find all sorts of other goodies too.

One thing that I really don't get - and this isn't a knock only on Morse - is that they have these jars lined up for jams or jellies or whatever, like you're buying something straight out of the field, and if you look at the label, it comes from several states away. I hate that.

Anyway, the other nice thing about Morse is that they have this little diner attached. You mosey up to the counter, place your order and then sit at the table and eat. Nice, right? Well, it could be. We happened to be there during "sugar on snow" season, which is when they are making their syrup (generally defined as the spring). It turns out that they pour the hot syrup on the snow, and you get this taffy-like mess.

Why is it called sugar on snow, when they use syrup? No idea. I mean it has plenty of sugar in it, but it's syrup.

What makes the whole process a bit of a mess is that you can order the sugar on snow, and it costs you $X. Or you can order the sugar on snow, plus a drink, and something else (bread? fruit? pickle? frankly, I don't recall everything involved) - and it costs you right around the same amount. If you should then decide, while placing your order, that you want to add a drink, and only a drink to your sugar on snow, it will cost you more than if you order everything. Go the distance, order the whole thing and just throw away what you don't want. Seriously. Strange but true.

Overall it's probably worth a stop if you haven't seen maple elsewhere, or if you haven't had sugar on snow elsewhere. But the odd snow-cone consistency (it's not really snow) with taffy on top is a bit odd otherwise.

Visited March 2014
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“Quick stop passing through”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Stopped in while in the area. There was a small playground for kids. We found a nice place to sit and eat our ice cream. Had a lot of stuff for sale in store.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

It is very easy to find and right outside of Montpelier. We watched the video, and took the walking tour. We tasted the varieties of maple syrup. The Maple trail could be marked a little a better - at first I thought the trail ended but you have to go under the tubing to continue up the trail. That aspect of this place would be a problem for those with mobility issues. The kids enjoyed seeing the wooden sculptures. I can't imagine spending more than an hour here - unless you go during the time they are actually making the syrup.

Visited June 2014
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