By Kaitlin Ahern; research by Alyssa Sparacino

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Trees in the New York Metro Area (NY, NJ, CT) - 2010 Guide


Consult our annual guide to find farms in New York state, New Jersey, and Connecticut 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

Abel'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.


Hardenburgh 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.





boy and father carrying home a Christmas treeSuffolk County


Carter Christmas Tree Farm

123 North Country Road, Miller Place


Open November 20 through December 19, weekends only; 9am-5pm.Tools provided.


Dart's Christmas Tree Farm

2355 Main Bayview Road, Southold


Open daily, November 26 through December 24; 9am-5pm. Offers hayrides, hot chocolate, snacks, handmade wreaths, tree-cutting supplies, and friendly elves to cut and carry your tree for you.


Matt's Christmas Tree Farm

309 Weeks Avenue, Manorville


Open daily November 26 through December 24; 8am-4:30pm. Tools and assistance provided.


Mike's Christmas Tree Farm

323 Weeks Avenue, Manorville


Opening November 26 through December 24, 8am-4:30pm daily. Fresh wreaths also available. Tree wrapping and saws provided.


Muller's Christmas Tree Farm

338 Woodland Avenue, Manorville


Open December 4-5 and 11-12; 9am-dark. Christmas shop with wood stove, Santa's chair, and other photo opportunities.


Santa's Christmas Tree Farm

30105 Main Road, Cutchogue


Open November 26 through Christmas Eve; 9am-5pm. Tools and assistance provided. Santa appearances on weekends. Christmas shop on premises.


Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm

20685 Main Road, Mattituck

631-298-4619 or 631-298-4118

Open November 26 through December 25, 9am-5pm. Tools and assistance provided. Pre-cut trees, handmade wreaths, and crafts also available. Santa appearances on weekends, 12-5pm. Shamrock Express train rides. Complimentary cup of hot chocolate and bag of popcorn on weekends, with purchase.



Nassau County, Long Island


Grandpa Tony's Tree Farm

305 Weeks Avenue, Manorville


Open November 26 through December 24, 8am-5pm daily; call to verify.




boy cutting down a pine tree with hand sawBarclay's Christmas Tree Farm

35 Orchardside Drive, Cranbury


Open weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas; 9am-5pm. Tools and assistance provided. Fresh plain or decorated wreaths and tree stands for sale.


Cherryville Farms

352 Quakertown Road, Pittstown


Open weekends November 27 through December 19, 9am-dark. Tools and assistance provided. Wreaths, crafts, and refreshments available.


Edward's Trees, Wreaths and Crafts

338 Jacobstown-Cookstown Road, Wrightstown

609-758-7729 or 609-234-2628

Open daily November 26 through December 24, 9am-4:30pm. Tools and assistance provided. Pre-cut trees available. Wreaths, crafts, and other holiday accessories available.


Fleming Farms

55 Kings Highway, Long Valley


Open December 4-5, 11-12, 18-19; 9am-4pm Saturdays; 10am-4pm Sundays. Free netting available. Tree stands for sale. Free coloring book for kids. Hot chocolate available.


Hidden Pond Tree Farm

End of West Field Road, Mendham


Open November 26 through December 24, 8am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday. Pre-cut trees also available. All trees grown at the farm are pesticide free. Refreshments available; free hay rides. Christmas shop with wreaths, greenery, centerpieces, and other decorations.


Holiday Tree Farm

44 Augusta Hill Road, Augusta


Open November 27 through December 20, 9am-5pm Friday- Sunday. Saws provided. Christmas shop on premises with wreaths for sale.


Shale Hills Farm

98 Pond School Road, Sussex


Open weekends after Thanksgiving, 9:30am-dark. Pre-cut trees also available. Santa appearances throughout the day.


Simonson Farms

Two locations: 118 Dey Road and 59 George Davison Road, Cranbury


Open daily November 26 through December 24; 12-7pm weekdays, 9am-6pm weekends (fields close at dark). Saws available. Trees can be netted at the farm for $1.


Wyckoff's Christmas Tree Farm

249 County Road 519, Belvidere


Open November 26 through December 24; 8am-4:30pm daily. Country gift shop with holiday decorations open weekends only.





pine tree covered in fresh snowFairfield County


Busy Acres Tree Farm

548 Quassapaug Road, Woodberry


Open November 26 through December 24; 12-3:30pm weekdays, 9am-3:30pm weekends. Tree carts available to help transport your tree. Handmade wreaths also available.


Everett's Corner Tree Farm

136 Sherwood Road, Easton


Open November 27-28, December 4-5 and 11-12; 9am-dusk. Tools and assistance provided.


Jones Family Farm

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton


Open November 20 through December 24, 9am-5:30pm daily; arrive before 4pm if you plan on cutting your own with a provided saw. Twine and tree bailing services available. Holiday decorations and traditional crafts and ornaments for sale. Refreshments available.


Maple Row Tree Farm

555 North Park Avenue, Easton


Open November 26 through December 23, 9am-5pm daily. Open December 24, 8am-noon. Tree bailing and assistance provided. Hayrides, refreshments, and gift store available on weekends. Pre-cut trees also available.


Rose's Berry Farm, LLC

295 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury

860-633-7467 or 860-633-6001

Tagging starts November 20. Open for cutting November 26 through December 22, 9am-4pm Wednesday-Sunday. Christmas shop with wreaths, gifts, and baked goods.


Staib Tree Farm

49 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel


Open for tagging through November. Open for cut-your-own November 27 through December 29; 9am-4pm weekends.



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