Merck Forest and Farm Center Farm Management Rupert Vermont
Teaching and demonstrating the benefits of innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland

Directions

To the Merck Forest and Farmland Visitor Center:

GPS coordinates: 43.28122,-73.169205

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From Boston:

  • Take Route 2 west to Interstate 91
  • Go North on I 91 to Vermont
  • Take Exit 2 in Brattleboro, VT and follow signs for Route 30.
  • Follow Route 30 through Manchester Center (Approx. 40 miles)
  • From Manchester continue to follow Route 30, through Dorset, for 8.2 miles to Route 315.
  • Turn left on Route 315
  • Follow Route 315 approx. 2.6 miles to top of hill.
  • Driveway to Merck Forest & Farmland Center will be on the left.
  • Proceed 1/2 mile up driveway to parking area and Visitor Center.

From CT/RI:

  • Go North on I-91 to Vermont
  • Take Exit 2 in Brattleboro, VT and follow signs for Route 30.
  • Follow Route 30 into Manchester Center (Approx. 40 miles)
  • From Manchester continue to follow Route 30, through Dorset, for 8.2 miles to Route 315.
  • Turn left on Route 315
  • Follow Route 315 approx. 2.6 miles to top of hill.
  • Driveway to Merck Forest & Farmland Center will be on the left.
  • Proceed 1/2 mile up driveway to parking area and Visitor Center.

From NY/NJ and points south:

  • Follow Interstate 87 North to Albany, NY
  • In Albany, take Exit 7 for NY 7 to Bennington, VT
  • At the New York/Vermont border (26 miles) NY 7 changes to VT Route 9, continue to Bennington, VT (3.5 miles)
  • In Bennington, turn left on Route 7 North to Manchester Center, VT
  • Follow Route 7 for 21 miles north to Exit 4 for Route 11/30
  • Follow Route 30 into Manchester to flashing light.
  • Turn right and immediately left onto Route 30 north
  • Continue to follow Route 30, through Dorset, for 8.2 miles to Route 315.
  • Turn left on Route 315 approx. 2.6 miles to the top.
  • Driveway to Merck Forest & Farmland Center will be on the left.
  • Proceed 1/2 mile up driveway to parking area and Visitor Center.

From Salem, NY:

  • Follow Route 153 from Salem to Rupert, VT
  • Continue straight on Route 315 in Rupert, VT
  • Main entrance on right at the top of the hill.
  • Proceed 1/2 mile up our driveway to parking area and Visitor Center.

From Rutland, VT:

  • From Rutland, take Route 7 South for approximately 27 miles towards Manchester Center, VT.
  • Merge right onto 7A South toward Manchester Center, follow for 4.7 miles to traffic circle.
  • Take the first right through circle, onto VT Route 30 N.
  • Follow VT Route 30 N for 8.1 miles (through Dorset).
  • Turn left onto Route 315. Follow up hill for 2.6 miles.
  • Turn left at top of hill onto Merck Forest's driveway. Follow for a 0.5 miles to parking area.

From Vergennes, VT:

  • From Vergennes, take Route 22 A South for approximately 53.5 miles to Granville, NY
  • Turn left onto County Road 24/ Main Street towards Granville. Follow for 2.2 miles.
  • At the blinker in Granville, turn left onto Route 149 East towards Vermont. Follow for approximately 1.5 miles.
  • Turn right at blinker onto Route 30 South. Follow for 11.5 miles.
  • Turn right onto Route 315. Head uphill for 2.6 miles.
  • Turn left at top of hill onto Merck Forest's driveway. Follow for a 0.5 miles to parking area.

Directions to South Gate Entrance from MFFC Visitor Center:

  • From the MFFC Visitor Center, turn left and head west on Route 315.
  • After 5 miles, turn left onto East Rd which soon becomes Kent Hollow Rd.
  • Go 1 mile, stay left at Sandgate Rd fork
  • After 1 mile, turn left onto Hidden Valley Rd just before a bridge. There is an old worn sign at the junction that says "Kent Hollow Rd "
  • Travel 1.2 miles to the gate and park on right

 


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