Oh, Christmas Tree

Classic Christmas fun awaits in Headwaters with a day trip to find the perfect tree.

This article is an oldie but a goodie!

Posted: November 3, 2020

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

Classic Christmas fun awaits in Headwaters with a day trip to find the perfect tree. Christmas tree farms are plenty across the region, offering hayrides, hot chocolate and more. Dress for the weather and come ready to spend the day. Farms provide all you need to make your day easy and memorable, suppling a saw, rides to and from acres of Christmas tree stands, and free shake and bale services to ensure your special tree makes it home safe and sound for decorating.

Head to Elliott Tree Farm for a tree-cutting experience rooted in tradition. Spend the day enjoying nature trails and exploring the grounds as you make winter memories that will last a lifetime. The farm features an 1850 Settler’s Cabin and Heritage Barn. Warm yourself with a hot cup of cider while you and the family select and harvest your own Christmas tree or choose from the many pre-harvested trees.

Hot Chocolate at Elliot Tree Farm for the Holidays

After securely strapping your new find to the roof, why not take a drive through Erin and stop at The Busholme for a well-deserved local pint and a delicious lunch? Beloved by locals and visitors alike, this true “local” is home to hometown hospitality, great local beer and cider. Our must-have list includes their brussels sprouts (fried with bacon lardons) and a fresh rotation of yummy taco flavours.

Kid Snowshoeing

If you’re able to move after lunch, the Elora-Cataract trail (just around the corner) is a beautiful walking path to stroll. Paved and relatively flat, this 47km trailway actually stretches from Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, all the way to Elora! Don’t worry, we won’t tell if you only commit to a few kilometers…