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By Donna RhoDes
 In central New Hampshire, there is no need to travel far for your favorite holiday centerpiece, the Christmas tree. Whether you wish to stay local or take a pleasant drive through the coun- tryside, there are many options available for your holiday décor.
Shopping local, however, is by far the best way to not only cut down on travel time but to sup- port neighboring businesses as well.
In Plymouth, Glove Hollow Farm is a family favorite, drawing people from not only the Pemi- Baker and Newfound Region but people from all across the state.
Located on Rte. 3, just south of downtown Plymouth, Glove Hollow Farm is a tradition for
many families. The farm has been voted one of the best places to select a Christmas tree in New Hampshire, where owner Michael Ahern offers 80 acres of trees grown on the fertile grounds of the Pemigewasset River. Glove Hollow also offers a variety of outdoor activities. Wagon rides transport people from their warming houses to the fields along the river, where they can select the tree of their choice. In addition, fresh wreaths are available for those looking to “deck their halls” a little bit more this Christmas season. At the same time, maple products are also available for anyone wishing to take a little bit of New Hamp- shire sweetness home for the hol- idays. A family-friendly location,
there are fun outdoor features for children to enjoy, along with hot drinks and other treats available as well. Glove Hollow Christ- mas Tree Farm is located at 395 Daniel Webster Hwy (Route 3) in Plymouth. For hours of op- eration and more information on their operation, visit them at
On the other side of town, just uphill from downtown Plym- outh, is Leblanc’s Christmas Tree Farm at 392 Texas Hill Rd. This family-run operation is set on a scenic five acres of land, with an- other field set nearby in Bridge- water. Offering a selection of both pre-cut and cut-your-own trees, including Fraser and Bal- sam Fir, and Blue Spruce, they also grow beautiful, unique trees
such as Canaan Fir (a Balsam and Fraser Fir hybrid), as well as a Korean fir. According to their Facebook page, cut your own trees will be available only until
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The site of Jamie’s grand- father’s former dairy farm, the property overlooks Forbes Moun- tain. As a result, it boasts as many as 1,000 well-cared-for Christ- mas trees. Among the species are the popular Balsam and Frasier Fir, as well as some limited selec- tions of White Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, and Concolor Fir, a species of white fir tree with a silvery blue-green tint to its long, soft needles.
Due to weather and growing conditions in 2021, however, the farm will only be open this sea- son from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on weekends in December, with a limited selection of their trees available. The beautiful farm is certainly worth the trip, but plan to shop early as their open- ing dates will last only as long as their currently select inventory permits.
In its second year of opera- tion, the newer Wild Meadows Christmas Tree Farm, located on Wild Meadows Rd. in Dan- bury, is also open for its second season with yet another selection of highly pruned, beautiful trees available in all sizes to meet ev- eryone’s needs.
However, wherever you go, after you pick out your tree and begin decorating for the holiday season, remember that the many
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Dec. 11, but they will continue to offer pre-cut trees in the days leading up to the holidays. More information and hours of oper- ation for this beautiful farm can be found online or by email at
Further south in Danbury lies two other Christmas tree farms.
Long’s Christmas Tree Farm is located just south of the Alex- andria town line on Taylor Hill Rd. Run by the husband and wife team of Jamie and Steph- anie Long, both professionals in the forest industry, their farm is
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