12 Best Christmas Tree Farms in New Hampshire

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Nothing kicks off the holiday season like visiting Christmas tree farms in New Hampshire! New Hampshire is one of the best places in the US to celebrate Christmas, and there’s nothing like the twinkling lights dotted a farm filled with

Whether you want to stroll through the lot of your trees with your family, stick around for a sleigh ride or hot chocolate, or even chop down your own Christmas tree in New Hampshire, there are plenty of options available to you!

And if this isn’t enough for you, you can actually chop down your own Christmas tree in the White Mountain National Forest. Yes, seriously! More on that further down.

Here are some of the best Christmas tree farms in NH. We know you’ll find the tree of your dreams here!

A couple walking through a Christmas tree farm, the man carrying a tree over his shoulder.
Grab your own Christmas tree! Via Shutterstock.

The Rocks

4 Christmas Lane, Bethlehem, NH // (603) 444-6228

forestsociety.org/the-rocks/farm/harvest

Nestled in the White Mountains is the Rocks, which is operated and maintained by the Forest Society and offers one of the best Christmas tree experiences in New Hampshire. You can enjoy picking and harvesting your own tree while you take in picturesque mountain views and enjoy the setting of a turn-of-the-century farm while supporting forest conservation in the process.

Even better, there is a Christmas Memory Package which is sure to get your whole family into the holiday spirit. Included in this experience is lodging at a local inn or hotel, a horse-drawn wagon ride through the grounds of the Rocks, a wreath, and of course, a Christmas tree! It’s one of the best things to do in December in New Hampshire!

If you do visit the Rocks this season, there are a couple of nearby spots in Bethlehem to check out during your trip. Cold Mountain Cafe is a lovely restaurant dishing up creative cuisine and fun cocktails, and you won’t want to miss the beers and burgers at Rek-Lis Brewing Company, one of our favorite NH breweries.

Archambault Tree Farm

232 Grant Road, Newmarket, NH // (603) 479-7126

archambaulttreefarm.com/newmarket-nh.html

Down in southern New Hampshire, you’ll find the Archambault Tree Farm. Not only do they offer the opportunity to cut your own Christmas tree, but they also provide beautiful scenic views of New England. These are some of the most beautiful Christmas trees you’ll find in the region.

This tree farm opens the Saturday following Thanksgiving and provides a fairly inclusive experience. There is off-street parking, as well as materials to cut down the trees. They will also net the trees and offer string so that they can be tied to your car.

You can even bring your pets to join you on this holiday excursion! Goats, cats, rabbits, and chickens are all permitted both in and out of the buildings. Dogs can come too, but they only are allowed in the fields. And don’t miss Archambault’s delicious cider donuts!

Mountain Star Farms

303 Wild Ammonoosuc Road, Route 112, Woodsville, NH // (888) 567-2981

http://mtnstarfarms.com

If you want the best Christmas trees that New Hampshire has to offer, look no further. Mountain Star Farms is located in the White Mountains, near the Vermont border, and has been operating since the early 1980s. They’re particularly known for offering tall trees, including some as high as 15 feet, though a variety of sizes, including smaller ones, are available. They also offer pre-cut trees, if you don’t want to chop them down yourself.

Mountain Star Farms developed a strong reputation across the state for the quality of their trees and farm visit experience. This New Hampshire Christmas tree farm has been named the best in the state by viewers of WMUR TV-9 for seven straight years and has also been given the title of “New Hampshire Farm of Distinction” by the state.

They’re only open during select weekend dates between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so you’ll want to plan accordingly. It’s a great place to make a day of it, and enjoy the beauty of the White Mountains while snacking on a picnic.

Emery Farm

147 Piscataqua Road, Durham, NH // (603) 742-8495

emeryfarm.com/garden-center

This is a favorite farm of New England Magazine, and it’s not hard to see why. Located in southern New Hampshire, Emery Farm is a beautiful place to spend a day. It’s scenic and lovely, and they have wonderful trees available come the holiday season so you can find the perfect Christmas tree in a nice setting!

The farm itself is storied with history and is the oldest family farm in the nation. It has been open since 1655. There is also a market and cafe on the grounds, so you can pick up some snacks, fresh produce, and other local products while you prepare for the holidays.

Plus, in addition to their Christmas trees, they also sell handmade wreaths and kissing balls.

A child in a red jacket running through a field of Christmas trees, snow falling.
Christmas tree farms are fun for the whole family! Via Shutterstock.

Muehlke Family Tree Farm

320 Belknap Mountain Road, Gilford, NH // (802) 662-0404

http://muehlkefamilytreefarm.com/index.html

If you’re out by Lake Winnipesaukee, the Muehlke Family Tree Farm is a great option to pick up your seasonal decorations. It’s a fairly bare-bones tree lot because there is no Christmas experience package or hot cider to be found here, but they have high-quality Christmas trees, which is the most important thing.

They’re only open for those who have made an appointment, and slots are available for a limited series of days from the end of November through mid-December. Therefore, you’ll want to reserve a time early if you plan to find the best tree for your Christmas celebration here.

You get a free cleanup bag or peacock feather with each tree. They’ll also bale the tree for you and provide a sled to help you transport it to your car. All trees are $65, with $15 per purchase being donated to the Lakes Region Conservation Trust.

Donaghey Tree Farm

359 3rd Range Rd, Pembroke, NH // (603) 485-5031

donagheytreefarm.com

Right next door to Concord is this charming family-owned and operated tree farm. The Donaghey Christmas Tree Farm was opened as a retirement venture by Fay and Manson Donaghey in 1980. It’s now in the hands of their daughter, who continues to run the farm with the same love and spirit that it was founded with.

This tree farm offers five different varieties of Christmas trees, so you can find one that meets your exact needs. You can cut your own White Spruce, Canaan Fir, Fralsam Fir, Fraser Fir, and the characteristic New Hampshire Christmas tree, Fir Balsam.

Additionally, this tree farm is open during weekends starting on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Windswept Mountains View Farm

323 Fitzwilliam Rd, Richmond, NH // (603) 239-4005

windsweptmtsview.com

If you’re in the Monadnock region of Southern New Hampshire, the Taylor family’s Windswept Mountains View Farm can provide you with a lovely time while you’re finding a Christmas tree. You’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery as you select a tree that will fill your family’s holiday with joy. Even better, once chosen, the Taylors will cut the tree down and pack it up for you, so you don’t have to do the hardest part yourself.

Windswept Mountains View Farm also provides a really wholesome experience that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Not only will you be able to pick a tree, but you can partake in some Christmas cookies and hot apple cider to warm you up. They also offer complimentary candy canes, cocoa, and coffee, if hot cider isn’t your favorite.

Plus, if you’re looking to get a little gift shopping done, you can visit the Elves Nook Christmas Tree Shoppe. Located on the farm, this little store sells handmade items and Christmas decorations that are wonderful stocking stuffers, as well as gorgeous custom wreaths.

Noel’s Tree Farm

21 Charles Bancroft Hwy, Litchfield, NH // (603) 759-2264

noelstreefarm.com

Noel’s Tree Farm is another wonderful place to pick a beautiful Christmas tree in southern New Hampshire. They offer four types of trees – Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Blue Balsam, and Concolor Fir – so there is plenty of variety. Even better, the experience at Noel’s offers more than just cutting a tree, there are activities and family-friendly entertainment, as well as refreshments to help ensure any visit is a fun family outing.

Kids will love coming here because there is a small petting zoo of animals to pet every day on the farm. There’s also an exciting Christmas Tree Maze, free hay rides, and visits from Santa Claus on Sundays. Hot chocolate is free, and popcorn and marshmallows are available to purchase and toast at the cozy fire pits.

There’s also a small shop that sells wreaths and other seasonal decorations, so you can truly deck the halls. It’s important to note that in 2022, Noel’s will not be offering the opportunity to cut your own tree. However, they will have precut trees available and the fun times that make this one of the best Christmas tree farms around.

A couple walking through a Christmas tree farm on a snowy day.
Find the perfectly sized Christmas tree for your family. Via Shutterstock.

Weir Tree Farms

679 E. Colebrook Road, Colebrook, NH // 1-(800) 962-7911

weirtreefarms.com

Tucked away in the Great North Woods, the far north of New Hampshire, is Weir Tree Farms. This family-owned farm has been operating since 1945 and has been run by three generations of the Weir family.

It’s a fairly substantial farm as they have almost 400 acres of land and harvest more than 15,000 trees a year. Furthermore, they have created their own type of Christmas tree by crossing a Fraser and a Balsam to create a hybrid that they call the Fralsam.

This is a charming place to pick up a tree, especially because they are home to Pauline’s Wreath Room as well. This little shop on the farm offers wreaths, beautiful Christmas decorations, and small gifts to help you get started with your shopping.

Weir Tree Farms is also a great option for your holiday needs because they are open every day of the week during the Christmas season.

Glove Hollow Christmas Tree Farm

395 DW Highway, Plymouth, NH // (603) 520-9096

glovehollow.com

If you’re in the Lakes Region, you’ll definitely want to pay a visit to Glove Hollow in Plymouth. This is a family farm with history, as the Aherns first founded the Christmas Tree Farm in 1897 and have been running it ever since. They offer both pre-cut trees and the opportunity to cut your own, as well as other holiday items, like wreaths.

Even better, in addition to its beautiful trees, Glove Hollow offers a fun atmosphere to help make your trip to the farm more enjoyable. There are goats to meet and hot cocoa to meet. Plus there are hay rides to tour the farm, a tree house to explore, and a secret tunnel that leads to a tower with amazing panoramic views.

Last but not least is every kid’s favorite part: the 60 ft. tube slide! Visiting Glove Hollow is sure to be a memorable experience for the whole family.

Tonry Tree Farm

314 Exeter Road, Hampton Falls, NH // [email protected]

tonryfarm.com

The Tonry family has been operating their tree farm for 58 years, and has strived to offer beautiful, fragrant, high-quality trees that will help to make lifelong holiday memories. They are a local farm in Southern New Hampshire situated in the Hampton Falls area, and they have 100 acres of Christmas trees available to be cut so you can find your perfect tree.

They’re particularly notable for their Wreath ‘n Wine Nights tradition. This is a super fun opportunity to make your own unique Christmas wreath while sipping some winter sangria and enjoying cheese and other refreshments. Unfortunately, they were not able to host this event last year, and it’s unclear if it will make a return this year. We hope they do. Check out their website for updates.

BONUS: Chop Down Your Tree in the White Mountain National Forest

71 White Mountain Drive, Campton, NH // (603) 536-6100

recreation.gov/tree-permits/27dc4740-ec5d-11ea-8045-369699f3be2d

www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountain

Did you know that you can actually cut down your own tree in the White Mountain National Forest? We were shocked when we found out! The gorgeous White Mountain National Forest occupies much of northern New Hampshire, and it’s so protected that you can’t even find stores or gas stations within the confines of the forest.

For just $5, you can receive a permit to cut down a tree of your choosing in certain parts of the national forest. There are very strict limitations, as certain sizes and species of trees are not allowed to be cut down. You also must take an entire tree, and not just the top portion of one, and only one tree is allowed per household. You can see the full list of rules on the permit here.

It’s a much more hands-on method of selecting a tree than grabbing one from a grocery store or even some Christmas tree farms. Which makes this a great option if you’re looking to really connect with nature and celebrate the holiday in a unique way or create a memorable family tradition. Plus, you can support the National Forest in the process.

If you come to the White Mountains for hiking in the summer or New Hampshire’s best fall foliage in the fall, why not add a late fall holiday getaway to your list?

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