Patti’s March 12 “Inside New Gloucester” column

Visitors to Pineland Farms can take a self-guided two-hour tour each weekday of Maple Week, March 22-26. The weekend tours are sold out. Patti Mikkelsen / For Lakes Region Weekly

Maple Week

Pineland Farms is offering two-hour self-guided tours containing some fun maple-based activities each day of Maple Week, March 22-28. (Note that the tours on March 27 and 28 are sold out.) Tickets are sold for every hour between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and provide visitors with access to the Family Farmyard and Valley Farm.

Tickets are available at $5 per person; 2 and under are free. Season pass holders should use their discount code at checkout. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Tickets can be purchased online at

For visiting the farm with a group of 10 or more, place your reservation at

Visitors are asked to check in at the Smokehouse on Valley Farm and park next to the big white silo. They are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing at all times, keeping a minimum distance of 6 feet between household groups. Contact the Education Department at 650-3031 or with any questions.

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