Are you looking to start, or continue, the special tradition of cutting your own Christmas tree? It’s a fun activity to share with family and friends. Check out this Farmer’s Almanac article Top 10 Reasons to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree for a few of the benefits and tips to help preserve your tree.

Did you know that the White Mountain National Forest welcomes the public to select and cut a Christmas tree? With the purchase of a $5.00 permit, families can venture into the White Mountain National Forest and cut their own holiday tree. For every tree that is found, cut and carried home as a holiday treasure, you’re also contributing to the overall forest health. Christmas tree permits are a unique opportunity for citizens to help thin densely populated stands of small-diameter trees – the perfect size for a Christmas tree. For more information and to buy your permit visit the White Mountain National Forest Christmas Tree permit page.

Or try one of these local tree farms…

Miracle Acres Tree Farm – a family run tree, maple and honey farm in Milford. 523 Mason Road, Milford, NH 03055. Phone: (603) 673-9077

Live Tree or Die Farm – 11 Cricket Hill Drive, Amherst, NH

Noel’s Tree Farm – 21 Charles Bancroft Hwy, Litchfield, NH  (603) 759-2264

Windcrest Farm – 274 Poor Farm Road, Weare, NH (603) 529-2653

For more family fun ideas, visit our Family Fun, Outdoor and Indoor fun pages, as well as the Milford Kids Thrive calendar.