Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mountains, syrup, sheep ... 2015 Highland Maple Festival begins this weekend

By Lynn R. Mitchell
That's my child bonding with a sheep.
It is known as Virginia's Switzerland, this rural, mountainous, southern-most location for gathering maple syrup, and it is right here in our back yard. Just 45 miles west of Staunton, picturesque Highland County hosts its 57th annual Maple Festival during the weekends of (read more with photos at