Myrna George
South County Tourism Council
4808 Tower Hill Road, Suite 101
Wakefield, RI 02879

Sticky sweet in South County In a sure sign of Spring

The first sure signs of spring are buckets and tubes sprouting from the sides of maple trees. The harbinger of the sweet side of life, the buckets foretell of pancake breakfasts and wonderful kitchen aromas.
While several farms produce maple syrup in South County, there are three which are open in March to demonstrate the maple sugaring process to visitors. Spring Hill Sugar House, 522 Gardner Rd., Richmond is open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Uncle Buck’s, 11 Church St., Ashaway is open Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Charlie’s Sugarhouse, 124 Hall Rd., Coventry is open weekends while the sap is running.
The time for maple syrup is short: it ends when nighttime temperatures no longer dip below freezing, usually the end of March. Grab a friend, enjoy the early spring days and get some South County Rhode Island maple syrup.
The South County Tourism Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the towns of Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, West Greenwich, and Westerly as a leisure travel destination.