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Merck Merck Forest Farmland Center Teaches Land Stewardship
Merck Forest Farmland Center (MFFC) is a nonprofit educational organization whose purpose is to teach sustainable management of forest and farmland. Comprised of 3,162 acres, with a 3,100-acre managed forest area, a certified-organic sugaring operation, and a 62-acre farm, Merck Forest is an outdoor experience to remember.
Merck Forest Farmland Center teaches through demonstrations, apprenticeships, workshops, and school programs Merck Forest teaches farm and forest stewardship. Visitors may visit the farm or venture into the forest to hike, ride horseback, cross-country ski, snowshoe, or stay overnight in cabins or lean-tos.
Merck is open to the public year-round, seven days a week, from dawn to dusk and admission is free. Find out more at the Merck Forest Joy Green Visitor Center or call for rental rates and ask about their famous annual sheep dog trials.