The Vermont spring thaw is officially here (for now, anyway). After a long, cold, dark winter, temperatures have recently climbed well above freezing. On Wednesday, Burlington hit 50 degrees for the first time in 2015 (it was a good day).

Other good news? These lovely spring temperatures have jump-started Vermont’s famous maple season. Producers typically need temperatures in the 40s during the day and below freezing at night for optimum sap flow. Looks like we’re in good shape.

Read more:
Vermont Tourism: Vermont Maple Season
NECN: After a Relentless Winter, Vermont Spring Thaw Arrives


Bread Loaf View Farm in Cornwall.
Bread Loaf View Farm in Cornwall.


  • Another Vermonter here. A thaw is certainly welcome, was beginning to wonder if Vermont had turned into a sort of Narnia where winter never ends! Those two days earlier in March where it went to the forties and fifties was bliss, and then steam from our neighbor’s sugar house about ten days ago…so I am hopeful for warmer weather in a matter of weeks. Lovely blog, I look forward to reading your posts.

    • Hi Daphne – I know exactly what you mean! It’s been such a long winter, and those days in early March were really a tease. Hopefully we’ll have a lovely spring and summer (not too rainy, not too humid). Thanks so much for checking out Happy Vermont! Always a treat to hear from readers.

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