The snow is just starting to thaw, the sun is shining, and the birds are heading back north. That can only mean one thing—it’s maple season. Come out to Bissell Maple Farm this March and witness the action for yourself! Tour the facility, sample several different maple-flavored products, and learn the history of maple production in Northern Ohio.
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Here’s What You Need to Know About Bissell Maple Farm
Discover maple season like a local at Bissell Maple Farm this year. Take in the sights and smells of an authentic northern sugar shack. You can make a dentist appointment later—make the most of maple season while it lasts!
The History of Bissell
In 1830, Peter Bissell and his family began settling the 3.3 million acres of Northern Ohio known as the Western Reserve. The family established a farm producing a range of products from dahlias to their stash of homemade maple syrup.
Years later, Carl Bissell continued the legacy of the apple orchard but was eventually put out of business due to bustling construction nearby. David Bissell picked up where Carl left off in Rock City, and the maple tradition carries on today. The farm encompasses an expanded sugar house, modern equipment, and large crowds that flock each year to get a taste of the sweet sorghum.
Maple Madness Tour
See how the age-old product is produced to the highest maple standards at their Maple Madness Tour. Tour the sugar shack, ride around the farm on horse and carriage, enjoy live music, and put their syrup to the test on a short stack of pancakes.
Tour dates are limited so in case you miss out on the in-season action, Bissell’s country store is open year-round, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Maple syrup—it’s not just the sticky stuff that sweetly adorns your breakfast food. Try their sweet and spicy, maple-tainted barbeque sauce or their tangy maple mustard. Get a bag of maple sugar and take your baking game to the next level. And if you haven’t experienced the pure joy of maple cream yet, you’re sorely missing out. Try it all during your next maple days trip!
Cozy Up at The Lakehouse Inn Resort
Once you’ve gotten your fill of sweet maple, come back to The Lakehouse Inn. Plan your stay in the second-floor, Lake Erie Suite and enjoy a king-size bed, two-person whirlpool tub, kitchenette, electric fireplace, views of the sugary-coated lake, and a warm, chef-crafted breakfast each morning of your stay.
Add some icing to your maple-covered cake with our Winter Getaway deal. Book your midweek stay (Sunday-Thursday) and stay one night at our regular rate and receive the second night at half price! We can’t wait to welcome you to The Lakehouse Inn this winter!