Unique Gifts: Cut your own Christmas tree in the Quiet Corner.
Mystic Country’s Northeast or “Quiet Corner” is home to a plethora of places to cut your own Christmas tree. I consider this one of the area’s unique gifts because the experience can be really fun, “old fashioned” outing.
Walk through acres of perfect trees, enjoy a steaming cup of cocoa, take a hayride and cut your very own tree. Add a little snow? Heavenly. Combine the trip with lunch or dinner at a local eatery.
All of the below locations are stocked and ready for the season. Call ahead for hours. Believe it or not, these are just a few. By town in Northeast Connecticut:
Horse Listener’s Orchard; 317 Bebbington Road; 860-429-5336
Allen Hill Farm; 542 Allen Hill Road; 860-774-7064
Larger trees up to 14’; Gift Shop and Hayrides; Free cookies and hot mulled cider; Santa on weekends in December.
Ingall’s Tree Farm
47 Brown Road; 860-774-2060; 180 acres; Gift Shop
Wright’s Mill Tree Farm; 63 Creasey Road; (860) 774-1455; About 150,000 trees; Silo Christmas Shop containing decorations and ornaments; Hayrides (weather permitting); Petting zoo on weekends
Harmony Farm; 294 Bedlam Road; 860-455-0200; Trees and wreaths
Town Line Tree Farm; 96 Weeks Road; 860-974-1618
Cedar Ledge Tree Farm; 260 Coventry Road; 860-423-5690; Tractor rides, Gift shop
Grayledge Tree Farm; 210 Lathrop Road; 860-564-8769
Smutnick Tree Farm; 70 Brooklyn Road; 860-974-2020; Quality Blue Spruce and White Spruce
Hansen Family Tree Farm; 424 Route 198; 860-974-1572; Balsam Fir, White Spruce, Blue Spruce, a few Scotch and White Pine
Krushefsky’s Tree Farm; 1719 Route 171, Woodstock Valley; 860-942-1818; Christmas trees, garden accessories, gifts
Breton Tree Farm; Route 171, West Woodstock; 860-974-9103; Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands