This fall, Highland County, known for its award-winning maple syrup production, launched the Virginia Maple Syrup Trail. The trail includes a passport program and offers visitors the chance to experience eight participating Highland County sugar camps throughout the year. The Maple Syrup Trail was formed to bring awareness to this long-standing tradition and encourage tourism to this beautiful and rural part of Virginia. Five Fields of Gold members are participating in the trail, including Puffenbarger’s Sugar Orchard, Laurel Fork Sapsuckers, Mill Gap Farm, Back Creek Farm and Sugar Tree Country Store. Passports can be picked up at various Virginia Welcome Centers or at the sugar camps themselves upon arrival.