Christmas tree farms in the midstate
Thanksgiving Day is the beginning of the Christmas-tree-hunting season for many families.
Heres a sampling of cut-your-own Christmas tree farms across the midstate. Most of the farms carry several varieties, and trees are typically individually priced. Its best to call ahead before heading out to a farm.
Double B Farms, 8511 Knoxville Road, Lizella, 935-8742, www.doublebfarms.gacta.com. Open 1 p.m.-dark Thanksgiving Day; 10 a.m.-dark this Saturday and Sunday. Call after this weekend for hours and days open.
Ridgeway Christmas Tree Farm, 2964 High Falls Road, Jackson, 770-775-3120 www.ridgewaychristmastrees.com. Open 1-6 p.m. Sunday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday until Dec. 23.
Trees of Joy, 567 Fourpoints Road, Jackson, 770-775-5362, 770-550-1794; www.treesofjoy.gacta.com. Open this Friday through Dec. 21, noon-dark weekdays; 10 a.m.-dark Saturday; 1 p.m.-dark Sunday.
Beall Christmas Tree Farm, 1522 U.S. 80 East, Dublin; 478-272-7615; www.beallchristmastreefarm.gacta.com. Open 2 p.m.-dark Thanksgiving Day; open all day this Friday and Saturday; 1 p.m.-dark Sunday. After this weekend, open 3 p.m.-dark weekdays; 9 a.m-dark Saturday; 1 p.m.-dark Sunday until Dec. 22.
Boggy Branch Farms, 2130 Hobbs Road, Dexter. (478) 875-4139. Open 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, this Friday all day; then 5 p.m.-dark Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-dark Saturday, 1:30-dark Sunday.
Klaus Christmas Trees, 4684 Ga. 83 S., Culloden. 478-538-8495. Open 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, then dawn to dusk each Friday, Saturday, Sunday until Christmas Eve.
Roberts Christmas Tree Farm, 9247 Peach Parkway, Byron, 478-956-5325, www.robertschristmastreefarm.gacta.com. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily until Dec. 22. (Roberts Farm says it might close earlier, so call ahead.)
Our Cotton Pickin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Cordele Highway, Hawkinsville, 478-230-3646; www.our cottonpickinchristmastree farm.com. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 23. Open Thanksgiving.
Sandy Creek Christmas Tree Farm, 6013 Hammock Road, Macon, 478-738-3935, www.sandycreekchristmastrees.gacta.com. Open 10 a.m.-dark each day.
Hollands Farm, 2037 Jeff Davis Road, Thomaston, 706-648-3947. Open 9 a.m.-dark Monday-Saturday, 1 p.m.-dark Sunday until Dec. 24.
-- Complied by staff writer Linda S. Morris