Once the Thanksgiving leftovers are nestled all snug in the fridge (with the promise of turkey sandwiches dancing in your head), it’s on to the next order of business: picking out the perfect tree. Lumberjack your way into the season by visiting a local cut-your-own tree farm. Or, skip the chilly stroll through the countryside by opting for a tree delivery service. Click through our guide for tree farms and resources and get decorating!

Richardson Adventure Farm

Over 50,000 trees in innumerable shapes and sizes spread over 75 acres await the opportunity to become the centerpieces to your holiday season at Richardson Adventure Farm. Reserving your tree hunting for the weekend nets you a free wagon ride to the fields with the promise of freshly made kettle corn upon your return. While you gorge on kettle corn, donuts, hot chocolate and coffee in the heated barn, employees haul your find from the field and bale it in plastic netting. Enjoy the barn’s warmth while you peruse hundreds of handmade wreaths, garlands and decorations.

Varieties: Canaan, Concolor, Douglas and Fraser Fir; Scotch and White Pine; Blue Spruce

9407 Richardson Rd.
Spring Grove
815-675-9729
Online: richardsonadventurefarm.com

Photo: Abigail Batchelder via flickr

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— Maria Chambers