Highland County Getaway

Maple syrup is great on pancakes and waffles, baked into muffins and pies or even used in savory dishes such as maple glazed salmon or chicken wings. We've all probably had a taste of it at some point, but have we ever stopped to think about how it's made? See the process for yourself this Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11, when you take a step back in time to Highland County to attend the Maple Festival. Since 1958, thousands of visitors have been drawn to this region to celebrate the "opening" of the trees and observe the process of maple syrup making through a unique and educational experience. After you've learned all about the process of collecting sweet syrup, stay overnight at Laurel Point Retreat, and bask in the rustic serenity of the sweetly decorated guest rooms. Hike nearby trails or relax on the front porch on Saturday, and wake Sunday morning to a delightful breakfast complete with homemade breads and muffins. Click here to learn more about the Maple Festival, and click here to book your stay at Laurel Point.