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. Here’s what you need to know when you’re looking to create, or continue, that fun, holiday tradition.
Harvest Your Own Tree at The Rocks in Bethlehem
The Rocks has been growing Christmas trees for over 35 years and invite you to start or carry on a family tradition by visiting and bringing home a beautiful, New Hampshire grown tree. They will be open daily from November 25-December 18 from 10am-4pm. Guests can either choose to harvest and cut their own tree or choose to purchase a fresh-cut tree or wreath. The proceeds go towards forest conservation efforts in the Granite State. See which hotels are offering Christmas Memory Packages with the Rocks!
Wagon Rides to the Christmas Tree Plantation at Windy Ridge Orchard
Windy Ridge will be open weekends starting November 25 through December 17 for this fun, family tradition. Enjoy a wagon ride to the Christmas Tree Plantation where you can choose and cut your special tree. 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!
Purchase a Tree at Fadden's General Store
Fadden's General Store 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. They will be selling them in-season, 7-days a week and you will be sure to find a beautiful tree to bring home for the holidays. (Locally made wreaths will also be available for purchase while they last).
Cut Your Own Tree in the White Mountain National Forest
There is something magical about heading off into 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.