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Still need a xmas tree? Visit Battenfeld Christmas Tree Farm.

  |   December 1, 2010  |  Comment

Battenfeld Christmas tree farm has had a long history as a destination Christmas Tree Farm since the 1950’s. This fourth generation tree farm in the picturesque countryside of Red Hook is 80 acres of hillsides and has over one hundred thousand densely populated aromatic evergreens. Battenfeld is a tradition for locals here in the Hudson Valley as well as the tri-state area.

Many who attend Battenfeld make it an event for the day!  Don’t be surprised to see “Tree” tailgaters that have brought their own food and portable chairs and tables.   Plus this tree farm is pooch friendly and your best friend will love sharing the experience of getting the family holiday tree.

There’s also a large fire pit and picnic tables, refreshments like cider, chili, soda and hotdogs and a gift shop with many sparkly ornaments.   Battenfeld is one of the only Hudson Valley tree farms to offer old fashioned horse drawn wagon rides (weather permitting).  Plus there are many other events as well. Santa visits on Saturday, December 4rth from 10am to 1pm and Saturday, December 11th from 10am to 1 pm.

Bagpipers will also visit on Saturday December 4th from noon to 2pm.  Check their website for additional times.

There are 7 variety of trees available from Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Concolor White Fir, Douglas and  Fraser Fir, White Pine and White Spruce.  There is a large selection of uniquely decorated fresh wreaths and other items.

Battenfeld Christmas Tree Farm is located at 856 Route 199 in Red Hook, New York and close to the Taconic State Parkway in Northern Dutchess County.  For more info you may call 845.758-8018.  Visit their website for more information on Christmas tree history as well as traditions and folklore about Christmas trees and a coupon at http://www.christmastreefarm.us/index.html

Written and photos by Melissa Tyler

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