Merck Forest & Farmland Center

Merck Forest and Farmland Center is a non-profit educational organization located on 3,160 acres of forest and farmland in the Taconic Mountains of southwestern Vermont. We offer programs and demonstrations for visitors, school groups, landowners, professional foresters and farmers, as well as high school and college internships. Forest activities include sustainable agriculture, recreation, habitat preservation, maple sugaring, timber harvests, forest roads, water control and wildlife habitat management. Farm activities include organic gardening, rare breeds of animals, rotational grazing, cover crops and alternative energy.

We are open to the public year round, 7 days a week from dawn to dusk. There is no admission fee. Enjoy four season camping and thirty miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. Our certified organic pure Vermont maple syrup and other farm and forest products may be purchased at our Welcome Center or our online store.



3270 Route 315
Rupert, VT 05768