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October 2019

Second Saturday Hike

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
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This staff-guided hike will be of moderate difficulty and will take place even if it's raining. Participants must be dressed appropriately for the weather with sturdy footwear, water & snacks.   Please Preregister for the hike here.

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Volunteer Workparty Saturday

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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Free
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It’s war on the honeysuckle! Volunteers will aid in conservation efforts on the property by working to remove invasive honeysuckle. This will be a moderately strenuous activity, involving digging, pulling, cutting, and dragging of small and large honeysuckle plants. Volunteers will need to bring sunscreen, water, long pants, hat, work gloves, snacks/lunch, and close-toed shoes.   Please Preregister for the Party Here.

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November 2019

Full Moon Guided Hike

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
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This is the month of the full Beaver Moon. Our staff-guided hike will be of moderate difficulty. Participants must dress appropriately for the weather, with sturdy footgear, headlamp or flashlight, water and snacks.   Please Register for the Full Moon Hike HERE.

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Fairy House Children’s Workshop

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$10
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Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes: tiny houses for wee creatures created by small builders. Tools are provided, but your construction crew will hike through the woods to collect construction  materials, and you may bring additional materials from home to embellish the creation. Children must be accompanied by an adult companion. $10 per magical domicile.   Please register HERE for the Children's Workshop.

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Fairy House Making for Adults/Teens

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$25
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Let's spend the afternoon creating magic! We'll start with a brief hike in the woods to gather the natural materials to embellish a fairy house or gnome home; other materials and tools will be provided. $25 per house.   Please register for the Fairy House Workshop HERE.

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December 2019

Wreath-Making – Morning Workshop

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$25
wreath making

Ring in the holidays with this popular family event. We furnish greens, ribbons and tools, you provide the merriment. Bring along your own decorations to add to your wreath.  Fee: $25 per wreath.

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Wreath-Making – Afternoon Workshop

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$25
wreath making

Ring in the holidays with this popular family event. We furnish greens, ribbons and tools, you provide the merriment. Bring along your own decorations to add to your wreath.  Fee: $25 per wreath.

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Full Moon Hike

December 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

This staff-guided hike will be of moderate difficulty. Participants must be dressed appropriately for the weather -- keep in mind that it's not called the "Cold Moon" for nothing! Have sturdy footgear, micro-spikes and a headlamp or flashlight.   Please register for the hike here.

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January 2020

Full Wolf Moon Hike

January 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5.00
wolf moon

A moderate hike (or snowshoe -- depending upon snow cover) on moonlit trails. Dress for the cold and have sturdy footgear, micro-spikes/snowshoes, water & snacks, and a headlamp or flashlight. $5pp.   Register for the Full Wolf Moon Hike HERE.

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Tracking Workshop

January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5.00
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We'll hike across snowfields and into the woods to find … whatever has come before. Held weather-permitting. Dress for the cold and have sturdy footgear, micro-spikes/snowshoes, water & snacks. $5pp.   Register for the Tracking Workshop HERE.

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