Sugarhouse

 

We began making maple syrup in 2014 as a way to work together as a family outdoors and share maple syrup with others. We love this piece of land and appreciate it every day - the sugar woods, trails, the caboose, our home and the memories we are making here. We feel a responsibility as landowners, and it is important to us to share the resources the land has to offer while protecting and maintaining a healthy forest. 

 

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Adam grew up in Danville, up the hill from Emergo Farm, a dairy farm that has been in the Webster family since 1858. He spends the weekdays working at his family's business building houses, and when the sap runs in the spring, he is in the sugarhouse late into the evenings and on the weekends. Molly is from Maine, having moved to Vermont to attend the University of Vermont. After completing graduate school in Boston, she returned to Vermont and has since worked in the non-profit sector. Most importantly, there are the taste-testers...two future sugarmakers, ages six and eight, who never turn down a sample!

THE BRIDGE ROAD

In addition to the sugar woods, our property is home to a 1923 caboose which traveled along "The Bridge Road" line on the St. Johnsbury and Lamoille County Railroad, connecting Maine and New York with covered bridges along the route. 

The 100 mile corridor from Swanton to St. Johnsbury is currently being converted into the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, the longest all-season recreational trail in New England. We are currently renovating the caboose to be a useable space while keeping it as close to a historical replica as possible.

Caboose before and after

VISITING THE SUGARHOUSE

Our sugarhouse is located in West Danville in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, a rural three-county region (named by Governor Aiken in 1949 due to the lack of support for east-west transportation improvements at the time). Today, the area is a beautiful, unique place to visit with hiking and biking, skiing, farms, breweries, restaurants and small family-run sugarhouses. It is rich in history and culture and many families have been in the area for generations. 

If you are planning a visit to the area and would like to purchase syrup from the sugarhouse, please 
contact us in advance at molly@bridgeroadsugarworks.com.

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