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Merck Forest and Farmland Center

Merck Forest and Farmland Center, an education non-profit, strives to teach, demonstrate, and sustain a working landscape. MFFC’s 3,100-acre property, in the Taconic Mountains of southwestern Vermont, is open to the public daily. With no admission fee, the public is invited to spend time on the 60-acre working farm: visit the vegetable gardens, see animals on pasture, and pick berries (seasonal).

Recreationists enjoy 30 miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. Woodstove-heated backcountry cabins are available to rent year-round, and MFFC also offers dispersed tent camping for visitors. Place-based educational programs are scheduled for school groups. Visit the Visitor Center to purchase MFFC’s pasture-raised pork and lamb.

Merck Forest and Farmland Center is located at 3270 Route 315, Rupert, VT 05768.

For more information contact 802.394.7836 or email


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Merck Forest and Farmland Center
3270 Route 315
Rupert, VT 05768