For many of us, the holiday season brings an annual family adventure: finding the perfect Christmas tree. Baldwinsville has many places to choose from if you're looking to cut your own.
Arnold Christmas Tree Farm, 3455 Linda Lane, Baldwinsville, 652-3990
If you're a bargain hunter, head to Arnold's where all trees are $10 regardless of size. They're open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or weekdays by appointment. Located a half mile north of Moyers Corners, they sell White Spruce, Norway Spruce and Scotch Pine trees.
Chengerian's Tree Land, 84 Merritt Road, Lysander, 678-2046
Chengerian's is huge and owners Brenda and Milferd Darling have a wide variety of trees available including Balsam and Douglas Fir, White and Blue Spruce, and their specialty, Fraser Fir. They're open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until Dec. 23. For coupons and details on their $1,000 give-away, visit chengerians.com
Cross Lake Farms, 7681 Tater Road, Memphis, 635-3392
Owned by Henry White, Cross Lake Farms is open from 10 a.m. to dark daily through Christmas Eve. Choices here include Douglas, Concolor, Balsam and Fraser Fir, Norway, Blue and White Spruce or Spruce Pine.
Potter's Tree Farm, 1229 Kingdom Road, Baldwinsville, 638-0222
Potter's is open from 8:30 a.m. to dark on weekends until Dec. 17. In addition to Christmas trees, owner Gordon J. Potter's farm also has wagon rides and refreshments for sale. His tree selection includes Blue, White and Norway Spruce as well as Douglas, Concolor and Fraser Fir.
If cutting down your own tree isn't your idea of fun and you'd rather choose one that's ready to go, check out the Baldwinsville Optimist Club's annual Christmas tree sale from Dec. 2 through 17 in front of Tri-County Mall on Downer Street. Proceeds benefit the Club's many youth-related community projects. Pre-cut trees are available at other locations including Abbott Farms on Cold Springs Road and North Country Florist and Gift Shop on Downer Street.