Ages: 0 and up
Cost: Free - Admission is Free | Items for purchase
Come gather with family and friends for an authentic Vermont experience and share a tradition that has been in our family for over 50 years. Watch the maple sap being boiled and turned into Vermont liquid gold and take a horse drawn ride through the snow, weather permitting. Tempt your taste buds with the traditional sugar on snow including a doughnut and pickle and many other maple goodies. We have live music every weekend with plenty of seating & parking. Please bring your skis/snowshoes and enjoy a trek through our sugarbush, don't forget to say hello to our goats on the way by!
- Saturdays and Sundays | March 4 - April 16, 2017
- Open 12:00-4:00pm
- Call ahead for an appointment during the off season
- Open House Weekend - March 25-26 from 9:00-5:00 with a maple breakfast from 9:00-1:00
- Kids Day - April 9 open from12:00-4:00pm
- Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt - April 15 open 12-4 and the hunt begins at 1:00
Right off from Dorset Street in Shelburne, 2 blocks up from route 7 and Shelburne Museum, 10 minutes from Burlington.
Reviewed on 03/30/2009
Pulling into the parking lot at Palmer's and seeing the small wooden shack with steam rising from roof tells you that you have arrived at a traditional Vermont Maple Sugarhouse. Inside is no different. Taking center stage is a gigantic evaporator with Mr. Palmer at the helm. He is more than happy to talk to you about how sap is collected, syrup is made and all the grades from amber to fancy and everything in between. Be sure to grab...more
Reviewed on 03/26/2013
We had a wonderfull time at Palmers Sugar House. The syrup and demonstrations were fantastic. It was nice to see and old time Vermont tradtion being continued. There was all types of wonderfull maple products available. I really loved the sugar on snow. And there was live entertainment and goats to feed and pet. The kids want to go back for the goats. We want more sugar on snow. Overall this is a great place for the entire family to spend...more
Reviewed on 04/06/2012
My husband I went here last week. We were instantly greeted by the family with a warm welcome - and a warm syrup sample to try. We went for the traditional sugar on snow (with pickle and donut) but found we REALLY enjoyed their maple hotdogs. We enjoyed watching the goats play in their playpen. A great place to take children, young or old!
Reviewed on 12/27/2011
My family enjoys going to Palmer's Sugar House to have maple treats, get some fresh air, visit with the animals/goats, and watch the boiling process (when mother nature allows)....
They're always very welcoming to talk about the process of the sap boiling down to make syrup!
Seems to be a very happy place to be in the spring!
I enjoy seeing the sap boil down and the wonderful sweet aroma that fills the air, but again...more
Reviewed on 04/17/2011
I was disapointed... They def weren't boiling, and because written in details I expected to have boys see sap being boiled! Honestly the reason behind me going! I think it should be advertised as a maple snack shop... because thats what it is! You go in and order from the dif snacks they have (all with maple in them!) It's not a bad place at all, very cute, very yummy, just advertised poorly!
There were many of adorable friendly...more
Reviewed on 03/20/2010
I was sadly disappointed. Having grown up in Vermont and going to sugar houses where you see the whole process and sample from diferent kinds of syrup, etc.. was what i was hoping for..
This place- you just walk in- and kind of look around- and then order sugar on snow if you want- and that was it... There was no goat (I was told she was long gone)
I guess I was hoping for more of a hands on place. This felt more like a tourist...more
Reviewed on 03/23/2008
I went there with my great grandchildren not knowing what to expect since I have never been to "sugar on snow" and we had a great time. The people were very friendly and the children enjoyed the food and then we hiked out to see the trees where the maple syrup actually comes from. It was a very interesting experience.
Reviewed on 03/23/2008
Palmers Sugarhouse in Shelburne is a true family owned and operated sugarhouse. On any given weekend, they are serving up delicious treats to visitors. Not typical of the average sugarhouse, they offer fresh fried dough, Maple Cotton candy, Hot Chocolate, Maple lollipops and more. Walk in to find a fun and welcoming atmosphere. Local talk, reasonable prices, easy going people and a few farm animals for the kids to see and enjoy. The...more