Merck Forest & Farmland Center



Merck Forest & Farmland Center is a 3,200 acre conserved educational and recreational property that practices sustainable agriculture and forestry methods and welcomes visitors to learn about our natural and working lands. Just 10 minutes away from the Dorset Green up Rte. 315 in Rupert, Merck offers back country camping, 30 miles of recreational trails, a working farm and a variety of events and workshops for all ages.

UNPLUG AT MERCK FOREST, Merck offers unique backcountry lodging options:  nine rustic cabins, which variously sleep 2-15, are fully enclosed and equipped with a wood-burning stove, wooden bunks, and a nearby outhouse and are available for overnight rentals. There is neither indoor plumbing nor electricity. Our three lean-tos have three walls, a roof, a nearby outhouse and a fire ring. Dispersed Camping opportunities abound.

Reservation, cancellation, arrival, departure and additional guidelines are available at

Visit our website to learn more about our reasonable rates or call 394-7836. Online booking available.


3270 Vt. Route 315

Rupert, Vt 05768