Merck Forest & Farm to Hold Pancake Breakfast, Maple Festival
The Merck Forest and Farmland Center’s annual Maple Celebration and Pancake Breakfast is on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recognize the hard work that goes into sugaring operations, enjoy some good food and family entertainment.Guests ride in a horse-drawn wagon up to the Frank Hatch Sap House where the staff will serve MFFC-raised breakfast sausages, locally-grown eggs, pancakes drizzled with Merck’s Vermont-certified organic syrup, Tall-Cat Coffee, Battenkill Creamery products and juice. The cost for breakfast is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages four to 12, and free for those under four; tickets will be available at the door. After breakfast, check out the maple-tap demonstrations, explore the property on the self-guided scavenger hunt and visit the new babies in the small animal barn. The mountain trails will be open. Merck Forest and Farmland Center is located at 3270 Route 315, Rupert. Visit merckforest.org.