The eco-lodge taps its own maple trees for syrup used to flavor such dishes as the creme brulee.
1600 Mount Aetna Rd., Frostburg, Md., 301-689-3200, www.savageriverlodge.com.
Start the day sweet and sticky with an all-you-can-eat stack of buckwheat cakes doused in Garrett County maple syrup.
113 E. Main St., Grantsville, Md., 301-895-5055, www.thecasselman.com.
Even proteins get the maple syrup treatment; try a slice of the house-cured maple ham.
418 S. Main St., Accident, Md., 301-746-6012, www.zaisergermanmeats.com.
At the park's free Sap to Syrup demonstration March 20-21 learn about the process from start (tree) to finish (breakfast-ready condiment).
222 Herrington Lane, Oakland, Md., 301-334-9180, www.dnr.state.md.us
Pancakes and maple syrup served on March 21 cost $7, age 12 and younger $4. Entry to park: $3 per car on weekends and holidays.
Area artists find inspiration outdoors, creating paintings of maples, for instance.
206 E. Alder St., Oakland, Md., 301-334-6580, www.garrettarts.com.
The Steyer family certainly knows the biz. They have been producing syrup for more than a century. Taste their heritage by the bottle or jug.
2735 Gorman Rd., Oakland, Md., 301-334-2900.