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5 Terrific Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Farms In Northern NJ
Many New Jersey families treasure the tradition of cutting down a Christmas tree. Team Nest Builder rounded up the 5 top spots in Northern New Jersey to do just that! A heads-up: 2 of the 5 farms close after this weekend, and many tree farms are running low on supply this year, so call first, then grab your saw and go!
Shale Hills Farm – 98 Pond School Rd, Sussex
Voted the #1 Christmas Tree Farm in New Jersey by Good Housekeeping magazine! Cut your own award-winning, hand-sheared fir, pine, or spruce, then they wrap your tree and provide free twine for you to tie the tree onto your vehicle. While you’re visiting, check out the farm animals residing in a restored 19th century heated barn, and enjoy the Christmas movies that play all day long in the hayloft. Visit Candy Cane Cottage for refreshments including hot dogs, nachos, cookies, hot chocolate, and more. Santa strolls the farm greeting guests--you might even receive a candy cane from him! The farm is open weekends from 9:30AM until dark. Call 973-875-4231 for more info.
Country Heritage Farm - 129 Plains Road, Augusta
Country Heritage Farm has over 20 acres of Christmas trees to choose from. Free offerings include: saws to borrow (no chainsaws allowed); hayride to and from the trees; hauling your tree in from the field; tree baling; and free tying of tree on your car. They also boast a playhouse for kids, sandbox, cut-outs and sleighs for pictures, picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, and a huge outdoor stone fireplace. Decorations and gifts can be purchased at the Christmas Shop. Open Friday-Sunday, 9AM-4PM through December 16th. Credit cards accepted. Call 973-875-5590 for more information
Holiday Tree Farms – 44 August Hill Road, Augusta
Available trees include Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir, Blue Spruce, and more. Every tree, every size is $62. Cut your own or have employees cut for you. Hand-saws available to borrow. (No chain saws allowed.) Refreshments and snacks available in the barn, and there’s also a Christmas Shoppe. Pets on a leash are welcome. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9AM– 5PM through December 16th. Bring cash: No credit or debit cards accepted. Call 973-948-7488 for more information.
Stonerow Tree Farm – 242 Wykertown Road, Branchville
This super farm’s LAST day for the season is this Saturday, December 8th, from 9AM-4PM. Stonerow Tree Farm provides free saws for cutting, tree bailing, and twine to tie your tree to your car or truck. Pets on a leash are welcome. Santa Claus visits between 1PM-3PM. Visitors can enjoy marshmallows around a fire pit. Be sure to hit the Merry Moose Gift Shop and snack shack! All trees are $60. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. Call 973-875-7968 for more information.
Wintergreen Farm - 14 Gorney Road, Lafayette
This is the FINAL weekend for purchasing this season’s tree at Wintergreen Farm (12/8 and 12/9, 10AM-4PM). Choose from 6 kinds of trees ranging up to 6” tall. They supply saws and special wheeled tree carts for your convenience. Leashed pets allowed. No credit cards or checks accepted. Call 973-875-8387 for more information.
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