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Merck Forest and Farmland Center

Merck Forest and Farmland Center (MFFC) is a nonprofit educational organization with the mission to teach and to demonstrate the benefits of innovative sustainable management of forest and farmland. Our property includes a 3,100-acre managed forest and a 62-acre farm, on which we produce Vermont-Certified Organic maple syrup and pasture-raised pork and lamb products, and over 30 miles of forest trails to explore. We offer demonstrations, classes and apprenticeship programs, as well as recreational and volunteer opportunities for individuals, families and school groups. Visitors may visit the farm or venture into the forest to hike, ride horseback, cross-country ski, snowshoe, or stay overnight in rustic cabins or lean-tos. These offerings enable visitors to connect with MFFC's farm and forest through meaningful experiences with a working landscape. The Center is open to the public year-round, seven days a week from dawn to dusk. Admission is free. How to find us: Merck Forest and Farmland Center is located between Rupert and Dorset, at the top of the very large hill on Route 315 (Rupert Mountain Road). Please do not rely solely on your GPS: once you reach the top of the big, big hill on 315, turn into Merck Forest's Driveway. If you start going downhill, you've missed us!
Merck Forest and Farmland Center

3270 Route 315
Rupert, VT 05761

Hours of Operation

Grounds are open year-round from dawn to dusk; Visitor Center is open 9am - 4pm daily, except for Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter, and Thanksgiving.

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