Merck Forest & Farmland Center, Rupert

#6 of 8 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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  • We have been going to Merck Forest for years, mainly to hike and occasionally camp. The property is crisscrossed with miles of hiking trails, everything from field walks to mountain scrambles. Sheep, ...  more »
  • This is a wonderful place to spend a day, not too far from Manchester VT, the Farm is really cool, the pigs are especially big, and then we hiked a really nice trail through the forest. You can rent a...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃 I went with my 5th an 6th grade group both years and want to go again before I go to 7th grade. The views are amazingly beautiful on the mountain with a flowing river next to a lean-to. This place is a must see campsite with cabins as well as an few lean-to's If you are staying at a cabin or just visiting for the day, you must go on a trail or two! All in all, BEST CAMPSITE EVER!!!!! 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃
  • It is no amusement park; it's a step back in time and simply amazing.
  • 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.
  • Fun family camping and hiking. Nice views. Watch out for porcupines (if your dog likes to roam).
  • Our Boy Scouts Troop always enjoys camping here. It's great for cabin camping and a nice hike

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