Motorcycle traveling is a great way to learn more about the areas you visit. For instance, did you know Virginia produces maple syrup?
Canada might be more famous for its syrup, but that doesn’t make Virginia’s maple syrup producers any less hardworking—or their product any less delicious. The locals are rightly proud of their state’s sweet, sticky goo and highlight it with the Virginia Maple Syrup Trail.
The trail takes you to seven maple syrup-producing locations (or sugar camps, as they’re called) to learn more about and sample local maple syrup products. While doing so, you can collect stamps on the Maple Syrup Trail Passport to win an appropriately themed gift pack.
You should hurry, though. The passport program ends on March 31, 2024, and no new passports will be handed out after December 31, 2023. That means it's the perfect time to hop in the saddle and collect those stamps!
There’s no official route for the trail, so we put together this fun 80-mile motorcycle jaunt out of Monterey, VA, that covers the entirety of the Virginia Maple Syrup Trail.