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Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert

Categories: Scenic Walking Areas, Forests, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 30 reviews on the web
Merck Forest and Farmland Center is an educational non-profit 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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  • Hiking on well cleared roads and some trails. Info available to assist in a hike within your time frame and abilities. Some beautiful views. Can make a donation if desired. 
  • Merck Forest is free to park and see (although they ask for a donation) and has lots of great trails from short (~0.3 miles) to wicked long. Although the visitor center closes at 4pm you can still dri...  read more »
  • We went camping here in one of their cabins for a long weekend. This place was awesome, the cabins are well maintain and have plenty of sleeping space and a wood stove to heat the cabins during the wi...  read more »
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