A Holiday Tradition, Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree at The Rocks
BETHLEHEM, N.H. (Nov. 10, 2021)— The Forest Society’s Christmas Tree Farm at The Rocks in Bethlehem will be welcoming families and visitors this holiday for cut-your-own trees, fresh-cut trees, and wreaths starting November 20. Described by many “as a modern-day Norman Rockwell Christmas scene,” The Rocks offers row upon row of perfectly sheared fir trees over 40 acres of rolling fields that also offer a stunning panoramic view of the White Mountains. Visitors can grab a saw and search for the perfect family tree to cut in the field, or can choose to purchase a fresh already-cut tree. Beautiful wreaths will also be available for purchase. Unlike other tree farms, proceeds from The Rocks Christmas trees help support forest conservation across New Hampshire.
“There’s no better place to get into the holiday spirit than on Christmas Lane, home of the Forest Society’s The Rocks Christmas Tree Farm,” said Jack Savage, president of the Forest Society. “It truly is a quintessential New England experience, one that draws families back year after year.”
The Rocks will host opening day for Christmas trees and wreaths on Saturday, November 20 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Starting the day after Thanksgiving, on Friday, November 26, The Rocks will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sunday, December 19. On weekends, sales and saws are operating from the stone carriage barn at the junction of Christmas Lane and Glessner Road in Bethlehem. Weekday sales will take place from the farm office at 686 Main Street (Route 302), across from the Adair Inn in Bethlehem.
“We’ve been growing Christmas trees for over 35 years at The Rocks, each one of our 40,000 trees was hand-pruned this summer, with thousands ready for harvesting,” said Nigel Manley, longtime manager of The Rocks. “We know the holiday is about family, friends, and our community and we strive to provide the best experience for the generations of families that make The Rocks a part of their holiday traditions each year.”
The Rocks has been featured on Martha Stewart Magazine, WMUR, New Hampshire Chronicle, Good Morning America, and in Yankee Magazine.
The Rocks is the North Country Conservation and Education Center of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. A campaign currently underway will renovate the stone carriage barn as a net-zero program center with a new gift shop, exhibits, forest and nature education programs, and offices for locally-based conservation and outreach staff. For more information, visit forestsociety.org/the-rocks. For reservations and other inquiries, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-444-6228.
The Forest Society is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1901 to protect the state’s most important landscapes and promote wise use of its natural resources. The 1,400-acre property at The Rocks was gifted to the Forest Society in 1978 by the Glessner Family, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Forest Society offers a range of education and agri-tourism opportunities throughout the year.