Nor’easter Merck Forest Ultra

Do you have what it takes to finish the toughest sanctioned snowshoe race in the world? The Nor'easter Merck Forest Ultra presented by Dion Snowshoes will begin March 1 at Merck Forest & Farmland Center in Rupert. The event includes 25k or 50k options, or a walker-friendly option with an 8-hour cutoff. Find more information and register for the Nor'easter...

Second Saturday Hike

This staff-guided Second Saturday Hike at Merck Forest & Farmland Center is a tossup. Will wintry conditions prevail, or will balmy breezes wake up the sleeping earth? Free your winter-bound spirit with this moderate-level hike. The hike will begin at 2 p.m. and will last two hours. The cost is $5 per person. Register for Merck Forest & Farmland Center's...

Full Cold Moon Hike

Explore Merck Forest & Farmland Center with this staff-guided Full Cold Moon Hike of moderate difficulty. Participants must be dressed appropriately for the weather – keep in mind it's not called the "Cold Moon" for nothing! Wear sturdy footwear, micro-spikes, and bring a headlamp or flashlight. The Full Cold Moon Hike begins at 4 and will take approximately two hours....

Full Wolf Moon Hike

Explore Merck Forest & Farmland Center at the Full Wolf Moon Hike, a moderate hike (or snowshoe, depending on the snow cover), on moonlit trails. Dress for the cold and bring sturdy footwear, micro-spikes/snowshoes, water and snacks, and a headlamp or flashlight. The Full Wolf Moon Hike begins at 4 p.m. and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. The cost is $5...

Full Snow Moon Hike

Explore Merck Forest & Farmland Center at this staff-guided Full Snow Moon Hike/Snowshoe across the winter landscape (snow cover dependent). If the sky is clear, the trails will be moon-lit, but the evening air will be cold so warm dress is required. Bring your micro-spikes and snowshoes, water and snacks, and a headlamp or flashlight. The Full Snow Moon Hike...

Maple Madness for Children

Find out what sugaring and maple trees are all about at Maple Madness for Children! This sap-to-syrup program includes games and storytelling, a tapping demonstration, a sap house tour, and a tasting to savor the sweet product of Merck Forest & Farmland Center's maple trees! This program runs from 1-3 p.m. Because part of the program is held outdoors,  come...

Full Worm Moon Hike

Explore Merck Forest & Farmland Center at this month's Full Worm Moon Hike. The earth is stirring beneath our feet this time of year, but there still might be enough snow to snowshoe. This will be a moderate-level staff-guided hike over (potentially) moonlit trails. Dress for any weather contingency, and bring water and snacks. This hike begins at 4 p.m....