Homemade pecan pie and spiced hot cider are among the many joys of the season, but nothing evokes holiday memories like the aroma of a fresh cut Fraser Fir. For many of us, finding the perfect tree is a much anticipated tradition, marking the start of a festive season. While pre-cut varietals are available at the nearest supermarket and hardware store, tree farms of the NC High Country offer that wholesome family outing of cutting your own holiday evergreen.
Avery County is host to a large number of tree farms offering a choose and cut option, many of which are just a quick drive from Linville Land Harbor. Each farm is a little different—from the trees to the family-friendly activities they provide. Don’t be surprised if Santa makes an appearance at a few of them.
2806 Linville Falls Highway,
Newland, NC 28657
Christmas Corner has a large variety of Fraser Fir trees, wreaths, and garlands (roping). They also offer hot apple cider for the family to enjoy while picking the perfect tree.
Hwy 181 (Mile-marker 312 off of the Blue Ridge Parkway)
Pineola, NC 28657
Their specialty is the North Carolina Fraser Fir—the most popular Christmas tree in the world. While you are there make sure and check out Christa’s Country Corner General Store to grab a warm meal and shop a wide variety of merchandise.
4699 Linville Falls Hwy (221)
Newland, NC 28657
The farm offers easy access and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Be sure to check-in at the Christmas shop during your choose and cut excursion. You are also welcome to pre-tag your Christmas tree at any time during the year.
87 Twin Pines Ln.
Pineola, NC 28662
Twin Pines Nursery, a family-owned and operated farm specializing in Fraser Fir trees, also has a selection of wreaths and garlands and is available after hours upon request. Feel free to stop by throughout the year to pre-tag a tree as well.
8040 Joe Poore Rd.
Jonas Ridge, NC 28641
Also specializing in Fraser Fir trees, garlands, wreaths and table arrangements, their fields are nearly level and easy to walk through. Be sure to swing by the barn for a free hot cider or hot chocolate.
7849 Hwy 221
Crossnore, N.C. 28616
Two D’s Nursery offers White Pines and Canaan Firs. A White Pine can make a pretty, old fashioned Christmas tree while saving a substantial amount of money. Be sure to check out their selection of wreaths and roping while you are there.
One Balsam Drive-Mt. Glen
Newland, North Carolina 28657
Enjoy a stroll through the farm while you hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. They offer warm inside accommodations and refreshments. There’s a good chance for a Santa sighting here. Turn at the Nutcracker.
1263 Isaac Branch Road
Plumtree NC 28664
Bring the whole family and take a hayride to pick the perfect Fraser Fir Christmas tree. Apple cider, hot chocolate and coffee along with other drinks and souvenirs are provided at no extra cost. Homemade apple butter and honey is for sale in the country store.