Merck Forest & Farmland Center, Rupert

#6 of 9 in Outdoors in Green Mountains
Merck Forest and Farmland Center is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to teach and demonstrate the benefits of innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland. Located on 3,160 acres of forest and farmland in the Taconic Mountains of southwestern Vermont, Merck Forest and Farmland Center is open to the public year round, seven days a week from dawn to dusk. There is no admission fee and the public is invited to enjoy the thirty miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding.
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33 reviews
  • July 11, 2017
    We really enjoyed our hike to Mount Anton. The trails were easy to follow based on the map we had printed. You can also stop in the visitors center for maple soda, local root beer, and snacks. In term...  more »
  • January 29, 2017
    They have an education center for children and Maple Syrup operation in the spring but the real draw is their trails through the forest. A variety of trails of moderate to easy difficulty. When we wen...  more »
  • November 14, 2016
    A fun day for all ages. You can hike the mountains or stroll through the farm. See the process of making maple syrup from the woods to the boiler. You can get up close to many of the farm animals. A g...  more »
  • May 19, 2017
    Went there with a summer camp and school. Nothing could have been better. The animals are adorable, the trails are spectacular and the staff are very kind.
  • March 28, 2017
    Our Boy Scouts Troop always enjoys camping here. It's great for cabin camping and a nice hike
  • December 24, 2016
    Fun family camping and hiking. Nice views. Watch out for porcupines (if your dog likes to roam).
  • June 7, 2017
    Have had many fun weekends hiking and camping here
  • February 21, 2017
    Enjoyed camping in the cabins. Very nice place.

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