Tradition, nostalgia, and time spent with family are all images that get conjured up when thinking about finding your family Christmas tree, especially if you plan on bringing one home with you from the White Mountains of New Hampshire. There is something magical about heading out into a snow-covered field or out it into the woods and selecting that perfect tree.
If you've been looking to create a or continue that fun holiday tradition, here's what you need to know about where to get a Christmas tree in the White Mountains.
The Rocks has been growing Christmas trees for over 35 years; won't you join on the tradition, and pay a visit to this historic estate to find you own beautiful, New Hampshire-grown tree? This Bethlehem, NH mainstay will be open daily through Sunday, 12/17 from 10am to 4pm (with free horse-drawn wagon rides on select weekends), and guests can opt to head out into the fields to cut their own Christmas tree or take it easy and purchase a freshly-cut tree or wreath. The proceeds from all sales go towards forest conservation efforts in the Granite State, and as an added bonus, you can also check out the newly restored Carriage Barn during your excursion to 1,400 acres of Christmas heaven.
Our suggestion? Make a weekend out of it, and see which hotels are offering Christmas Memory Packages with The Rocks!
Windy Ridge Orchard in North Haverhill, NH will be open weekends starting 11/24 through 12/17 for the classic cut-your-own Christmas tree experience. Enjoy a wagon ride to the Christmas Tree Plantation where you can choose and cut the finest of firs. Then, browse the gift shop which features handmade wreaths, seasonal Yankee Candles, jams, jellies, crafts, and NH gifts. Warm up with complimentary drinks and doughnuts. They also have plenty of pre-cut trees to choose from too!
If all your weekends leading up to Christmas, call Windy Ridge Orchard to arrange a weekday appointment.
Fadden's General Store (North Woodstock, NH) has been producing and selling their award-winning maple syrup from their Main Street general store since 1896. While you're stopping in for some of their delicious maple products, consider purchasing one of their New Hampshire-grown Christmas trees. Fadden's will be selling pre-cut trees in-season, seven days a week, and they are located just minutes of I-93 (making them an easy stop during your travels in the White Mountains). Locally made wreaths will also be available for purchase while they last.
Looking for a transformative holiday experience? Head to the forest to seek the “perfect” Christmas tree! Start a new tradition or continue one by purchasing a Christmas Tree Permit from a ranger at the White Mountain National Forest. $5.00 Christmas Tree Permits may be purchased in-person at one of the Forest Service Ranger Stations or at the White Mountains Visitor Center (weekends only), or online (a $2.50 processing fee will be added). Head to their website for more information and for rules and restrictions.
After picking out that perfect tree, head to one of our local restaurants for a bite to eat. Perhaps you might enjoy some muller cider from our friends over at Rhythm Handcrafted Beverages? Got more than one day? Check out all the fun winter activities there are here in the White Mountains, including can't-miss Christmas events.