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On this staff-guided hike of moderate difficulty, participants will learn what trees are growing at Merck Forest and how to identify them using a dichotomous key. The hike will take place even if it’s raining, so participants must be dressed appropriately for the weather with sturdy footgear, water and snacks.
Merck Forest and Farmland Center is a non-profit educational organization located in the Taconic Mountains of southwestern Vermont. The Center’s mission is to inspire curiosity, love and responsibility for our natural and working lands. How to find us: Merck Forest and Farmland Center is located between Rupert and Dorset, at the top of the very large hill on Route 315 (Rupert Mountain Road). Please do not rely solely on your GPS: once you reach the top of the big hill on 315, turn into Merck Forest’s Driveway. If you start going downhill, you’ve missed us!