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Sunday Meet & Feed

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. Fee: $5pp Due to staffing constraints, we are not able to accommodate last-minute registrations or walk-ins. Please register by noon on the  Saturday before for this program …

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$5
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Thursday Meet & Feed

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

On Thursday afternoons, under the bright blue sky of Vermont, you and your children can take part in an ages-old tradition: daily chores on our hillside farm. Our farm staff will lead your family around the farm as you feed the chickens and collect eggs from the nest boxes, and feed & water the sheep, …

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$5

Second Saturday Hike

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

Enjoy a guided hike with a MFFC staff member who will discuss the ecology, history, farming culture and forestry of the area. Wear proper hiking footgear for our rugged trails, and bring water, snacks and bug spray. Please arrive 15 minutes before hike begins at 2:00 pm. Fee: $5 per person, pre-registration is required. Register for …

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$5

Mushroom Hunt for Children

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

A walk and search for families with kids. Families should bring baskets to gather mushrooms in. Register your family members HERE.

$10
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Volunteer Work Party

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

From mulching raspberries to maintaining trails, volunteers work side-by-side MFFC staff in stewarding the land. Come give a hand, and learn while you work! Click HERE to register for the fun.

Free

Mushroom Id Workshop (Teens/Adults)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

An adult workshop on mushroom identification. Mycologist Sue VanHook will bring mushrooms in to be identifed, but participants are invited to forage and bring in their own samples as well. Fee: $10pp Register for this workshop HERE.

$10

Second Saturday Hike

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

Enjoy a guided hike with a MFFC staff member who will discuss the ecology, history, farming culture and forestry of the area. Wear proper hiking footgear for our rugged trails, and bring water, snacks and bug spray. Please arrive 15 minutes before hike begins at 2:00 pm. Fee: $5 per person, pre-registration is required. Register for …

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$5

Second Saturday Hike

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

Enjoy a guided hike with a MFFC staff member who will discuss the ecology, history, farming culture and forestry of the area. Wear proper hiking footgear for our rugged trails, and bring water, snacks and bug spray. Please arrive 15 minutes before hike begins at 2:00 pm. Fee: $5 per person, pre-registration is required. Register for …

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$5

Volunteer Work Party

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

From mulching raspberries to maintaining trails, volunteers work side-by-side MFFC staff in stewarding the land. Come give a hand, and learn while you work! Click HERE to register for the fun.

Free
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Second Saturday Hike

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

A moderate hike (or snowshoe, depending on snow cover) two days after the new moon. Participants should bring a flashlight or headlamp, and must be dressed for the cold, with proper footwear. Please arrive 15 minutes before hike begins at 4:00 pm. Fee: $5 per person, pre-registration is required. Register for the Second Saturday Hike HERE. Event …

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$5
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Wreath Making Workshop

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

One of our favorite holiday events! Join Merck Forest elves in creating a holiday wreath from greens sourced at Merck Forest. Ribbons for bows and natural materials for decorating are provided. Bring along your own decorations to embellish your wreath. Register for morning session (10am-12n) or afternoon session (1pm-3). This is an indoor activity with limited …

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$25