Morse Farm is open daily year round.
Winter / Spring 2024 Hours: 10 am – 5 pm.
Nestled on a hilltop just 2.7 miles outside of Montpelier, Vermont (the smallest state capital in the USA) – Morse Farm is a throwback to a simpler, quieter time when generations of the same family worked together to carve out a living on the land.
A visit to Morse Farm can include viewing an entertaining and informative sugarmaking video presentation by Burr Morse as well as visiting the sugarhouse. Visiting Vermont during sugaring season – roughly speaking, between Valentine’s Day and Tax Day? The Morse Farm sugarhouse is open to the public. Visitors can walk the ‘maple trail’ winding through the sugarbush and visit Rex and James, the Morse Farm goats. Pieces of folk art and antique farm implements can be found throughout the property.
The Morse Farm store is always well stocked with maple products as well an assortment of Vermont specialty foods and gifts.
Finally, no visit would be complete without trying our renowned maple creemee (described as “an exceptional maple creemee” by New England Travel Today), made with copious amounts of Morse Farm maple syrup. Please note, Morse Farm Maple Creemees are available year-round, we think creemees are always in season, and if you want a creemee, even in the cold dark heart of the Vermont winter, please ‘do drop in’.
Our hours vary with the seasons, but we are always open 7 days a week.
Summer: June 12th – September 3 we are open 10 am – 7:00 pm
Fall: September 4 – December 31th we are open 10 am – 5:00 pm
Winter/Spring: January 1st – June 11th we are open 10 am – 5:00 pm
(We close at 2 pm Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and are closed all day on Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Location and Parking:
Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks
Ample parking is available, including pull-through parking for RVs.
Plan To Visit All The Seasons
In March it’s Sugarin’ Time and the Sugar House is surrounded by a cloud of steam with visitors lined up for their annual taste of sugar on snow — hot maple sugar turned to taffy when it’s drizzled over shaved ice and served with a fresh donut.
Summer brings many visitors to Vermont and Morse Farm invites you to explore all our property has to offer. Unmatched views, farm animals, wood carvings, walking trails are among our offerings, and there’s that famous Morse Farm maple creemee that’s literally worth a trip from anywhere.
The Foliage Season lasts from about Sept. 20th until Columbus Day in our area, and the views of the autumn splendor from the Morse’s hillside are spectacular. Enjoy the crisp air and a real maple creemee while walking along our nature trail to get the full effect.
Winter means skiing, sliding, snowmobiling and skating and stopping by the Morse’s for Vermont breakfast fixin’s and delicious natural snacks to enjoy around the fire. Please note that the Morse Farm cross-country ski and snowshoe trails have permanently closed.
“Burr Morse is something of an East Montpelier, Vermont renaissance man, an accomplished lifelong sugarmaker, but also a musician, writer, storyteller, artist and all-round raconteur.
Burr has carried on the Morse family tradition of sugarmaking, originally learning the art and science of sugaring from his father and grandfather. Apart from the farm, Burr is a musician, playing trombone with Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vermont National Guard’s 40th Army Band, and other groups. As a writer, Burr has contributed to the Barre Times-Argus, written three books, and regularly shares snippets of life on the farm via the Morse Farm newsletter. Finally, as a man of many talents, Burr’s chainsaw carvings and other folk art creations dot the farm grounds.”
The Woodshed Theatre
The Morse Farm Woodshed Theatre is a unique structure made with walls of sugar wood. Inside, a humorous and educational video plays about the Morse Farm maple process, narrated by Burr Morse, an accomplished storyteller. Our visitors find Burr’s video to be both entertaining and informative. While in the theatre, relax on our maple stump seats, enjoy the show and look at the artifacts. If you look close, you will find our example of dogwood among the other labeled sugar woods. Folks always leave with a smile.