By Kaitlin Ahern; research by Alyssa Sparacino

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Trees in Southeast New York - 2010 Guide

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Consult our annual guide to find farms in Southeast New York (including Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties) that offer cut-your-own Christmas trees in December.

family taking home a Christmas tree

Distract your children-turned-detectives from Operation: Find Where Mom Hid the Presents This Year by declaring an outdoor adventure-Mission: Find the Perfect Christmas Tree. First, consult our guide below for farms near you that offer the opportunity to cut down your own evergreen beauty. Next, bundle up and enjoy the great outdoors for a morning, afternoon, or the whole day, and make sure to take advantage of any perks, like free hot chocolate or other goodies. Finally, haul your new piney friend home for a decoration celebration.

All dates are projected and availability is subject to change. We recommend calling ahead before visiting any of these locations.



Westchester County


Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm

1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights


Open daily from November 27 through December 12, 10am-4pm. Each family member gets a free cup of hot cider while you choose and cut your own Christmas tree. Farm market, bakery, and gift shop with roping, tree stands, and decorations.



Putnam County


Hardwick Tree Farm
213 Wood Street, Mahopac
Open weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas, 9am-dusk. Saws and bailing provided. Free hot cider and cookies.



Dutchess County


an evergreen covered in snowAbel's Tree Farms

435 N. Clove Road, Verbank


Open Friday after Thanksgiving; weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas, 9am-dark. Complimentary bailing and handling assistance provided. Free hot chocolate and free wagon rides to fields. Selection of small and large trees, some over 10 feet. Also available: wreaths, tree stands, tree preservatives, and automatic tree watering devices. Variety of hot food available.


Battenfeld Christmas Tree Farm

856 Route 199, Red Hook


Open November 27 through December 19, 8am-4pm daily. Horse-drawn wagon rides. Handmade decorated wreaths available.


Bilmar Nurseries

26 Bilmar Boulevard, Pleasant Valley

845-635-3206 or 845-629-6650

Open daily November 26 through Christmas Eve; weekends 9am-4:30pm, weekdays 10am-4:30pm. Hay wagon and fire truck rides to and from the fields on weekends. Refreshments available for purchase on weekends. Tools and bailing provided.


Fabulous Firs (a division of Bilmar Nurseries)

664-702 Van Wagner Road, Poughkeepsie


Open November 26 through December, Friday-Sunday 9am-4:30pm. Hay wagon rides to and from the fields. Tools and bailing provided.


Sonny Sky Tree Farm (a division of Bilmar Nurseries) 

Rombout Road, LaGrange


Open weekends November 27 through mid-December, 9am-4:30pm. Tools and bailing provided.


Evergreen Farm

407 N. Tower Hill Road, Millbrook


Open November 26 through December 19, Friday-Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm. Handsaws and free bailing available. Pre-cut trees and fresh, handmade holiday wreaths also available.


Hahn Farm

1697 Salt Point Turnpike (Route 115), Salt Point


Open November 26 through December 21; weekends 9:30am-4:30pm, weekdays 12-4:30pm. Pre-cut trees also available. Rides to and from the fields provided. Families receive a complimentary cup of hot chocolate with tree purchase (weekends only).


Primrose Hill Farm

203 Fiddler's Bridge Road, Staatsburg


Open December 3-5 and 10-12; 9am-4pm. Tools and assistance provided. Christmas shop with wreaths, gifts, ornaments, crafts, baked goods, and hot chocolate.


Saltsman Christmas Tree Farm

214 Route 308, Rhinebeck


Open November 26 through the season (until trees are sold out), 10am-dusk. Pre-cut trees are also available, as well as wreaths, kissing balls, and other holiday decorations.


Solvang Tree Farm

80 Bedell Road, Poughkeepsie


Open November 26 through December 19, Friday-Sunday 9am-4:30pm. Rope and bailing provided. Pre-cut trees also available. Small petting zoo, refreshment stand, and gift shop.


Wonderland Farm

191 White Schoolhouse Road, Rhinebeck


Opens November 26, 9:30am-dusk. Open weekends, November 28 through December 24, 9:30am-dusk. Saws and binding provided. Selection includes 10-14 feet trees. Hot cider and cocoa available.



Orange County


Farmside Acres

280 Angola Road, Cornwall


Open December 4-5, 10am-4pm. Cut your own Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine, and Blue Spruce. Saws provided. Free candy canes, cider, and donuts. Special tree stands available.


Graney Tree Farm

24 Lang Drive, Pine Bush


Open weekends, November 27 through Christmas Eve, 10am-dusk. Rope provided. Decorated and undecorated wreaths available.


Manza Family Farm

730 Route 211, Montgomery


Open daily November 26 through Christmas Eve, 8am-5pm. Pre-cut trees, wreaths, and roping also available. Gift shop on premises.


Pine View Farm

575 Jackson Avenue, New Windsor


Open December 11-12, 9am-4pm. Tools and assistance provided. Homemade wreaths and Christmas decorations available.


Stone Oak Farm

207 Stony Bar Road, Slate Hill


Open weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas, 10am-4pm (other times by appointment). Barn with fireplace and free hot chocolate and candy canes for children.


Sumner's Wintergreen Tree Farm

123 Brola Road, Middletown


Open December 4-5, 9am-4pm. Limited availability. Call for varieties.



Ulster County


Bell's Tree Farm

647 Mettacahonts Road, Accord


Open November 26 through Christmas Eve (open until noon); weekdays 9:30am-dusk, weekends 8am-dusk. Pre-cut trees also available. BBQ available on site. Tools and assistance provided. Gift shop on premises.


boy and father carrying home a Christmas treeHardenburgh Christmas Tree Farm

206 Hardenburgh Road, Ulster Park


Open weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas; 9am-dusk. Tractor rides to the tree fields. Tools and assistance provided. Pre-cut trees and handmade wreaths also available. Holiday and gift shop on premises.


Mountain Fresh Farms

Baileys Gap Road, Highland

845-795-2260 (weekdays); 845-795-2728 (weekends)

Open November 26-28, December 4-5 and 11-12; 10am-4pm. Tools and assistance provided. Refreshments available. Hayrides and firepit with make-your-own s'mores. Santa appearances throughout the day.




Also see: Our full guide to Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Trees in the New York Metro Area

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