UPDATED NOVEMBER 2014: Find local Christmas tree farms in the New York metro area and head out to cut your own Christmas tree this holiday season. Cutting your own Christmas tree is a great family activity at Christmastime. There are Christmas tree farms in theNew York City area, including Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Southeast New York (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties). These cut-your-own farms have a selection of live Christmas trees and allow you to pick your own tree from its natural setting, cut it down, and cart it home. Most Christmas tree farms in the New York City area are slated to open on Thanksgiving weekend, but please call to confirm dates and availability before visiting.
SOUTHEAST NEW YORK
62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs
Open Nov. 28 through Christmas Eve, Wednesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm. Handsaws and baling available. Wreaths, garland, and roping for sale. Bakery is open with hot and cold cider, fruit pies, fresh apple cider doughnuts, jams, and jellies. Leashed dogs welcome.
Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm
1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights
Open Nov. 30 through Dec. 15, 10am-4:30pm daily. Each family member gets a free cup of hot cider while you choose and cut your own tree. There is a farm market, bakery, and gift shop on site with roping, tree stands, and decorations for sale.
Hardwick Tree Farm
213 Wood St., Mahopac
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 21, 9am-dusk weekends and Black Friday only. Saws and baling provided. Free hot cider and cookies.
Emmerich Tree Farm
101 Sleepy Valley Road, Warwick
845-986-0151 (main); 973-332-1055 (cell)
Open Nov. 28-Dec. 21, 9am-5pm weekends only. Bailing available. Wagon rides to fields, hot chocolate and cookies by the bonfire. Wood-fired pizza by Vesuvius pizza. Wreaths for sale.
Graney Tree Farm
24 Lang Drive, Pine Bush
Open Nov. 29 through Christmas Eve, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-dusk. Decorated and plain wreaths available for purchase. Saws and assistance provided if needed.
Manza Family Farm
730 Route 211, Montgomery
Open daily Nov. 28 through Christmas Eve, 8am-5pm. Roping available. Pre-cut trees and wreaths for sale; gift shop on premises. Sled rides and pony rides on weekends from 11am-3pm (one free with each tree purchase). Santa and his elf on site during all December weekends from 11am-3pm. Free candy canes and coloring books for kids.
Pine View Farm
575 Jackson Ave., New Windsor
Open Dec. 13-14, 9am-4pm. Five fields from which to choose a tree. Tools, baling, and assistance provided. Homemade wreaths and Christmas decorations for sale. Free candy canes and coloring books for kids.
Stone Oak Farm
207 Stony Bar Road, Slate Hill
845-355-4751 or 845-537-9060 (cell); [email protected]
Open Nov. 29 through Christmas, 10am-dusk weekends only (other times by appointment). Barn with fireplace and free hot chocolate and candy canes for children. Fresh wreaths for sale. Three different types of trees: majority are white spruce, Canaan fir, and blue spruce. Any tree $45. Dogs are welcome.
435 N. Clove Road, Verbank
Open Nov. 28 through Christmas, 9am-sunset weekends and Black Friday. Baling and handling assistance provided. Free hot chocolate and wagon rides to fields. Wreaths, tree stands, tree preservatives, and automatic tree-watering devices also available. All size trees available, including trees more than 12 feet. Hot foods available for purchase. Cash and checks only. Saws available.
Battenfeld Christmas Tree Farm
856 Route 199, Red Hook
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 20, 8am-4pm daily. Horse-drawn wagon rides. Handmade decorated wreaths for sale. Farm map and discount coupon available on the website.
26 Bilmar Blvd. and off of Traver Road, Pleasant Valley
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 24, 9am-5pm weekends and 10am-5pm weekdays; Nov. 29 through Dec. 13, 10am-6pm weekdays; Dec. 16-24, 10am-5pm. Hay wagon rides to and from the fields on weekends. Tools and baling provided. Cut-your-own and pre-cut trees available. Hot food available for purchase on weekends.
Winner of the Christmas Tree Championship with their grand champion Canaan fir. Winner of the Matt Riddles Award five years in a row.
407 N. Tower Hill Road, Millbrook
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 21, Friday-Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm. Handsaws and free baling available. Help available. Fresh, handmade holiday wreaths are available for sale. Free candy canes for kids. Complimentary hot mulled cider available. Hot chocolate for sale.
664-702 Van Wagner Road, Poughkeepsie
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 21, Thursday-Friday 12-4:30pm and weekends 9am-4:30pm (Nov. 28: 10am-4:30pm). Hay wagon rides to and from the fields on weekends. Tools and baling provided. Cut-your-own trees only. Hot food available for purchase on weekends.
1697 Salt Point Turnpike (Route 115), Salt Point
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 21, 12-4:30pm weekdays and 9:30am-4:30pm weekends. Pre-cut trees also available. Rides to and from the fields provided (free on weekends). Families receive a complimentary cup of hot chocolate with tree purchase (weekends only).
Plains View Farm
21 Freedom Road, Pleasant Valley
Open every weekend until Christmas, 9am-dusk. Hand saws and a tractor pull hay ride available to take you up to the cut-your-own fields. New tree drilling machine and compatible stands offered so you're tree will be ready to assemble at home. Four tree balers and "elves" to help you tie your tree to your car. Visit the "kitchen" for hot cocoa, mulled cider, a warm, freshly baked cookies from Gramma Wade, who turns 103 this winter.
Primrose Hill Farm
203 Fiddlers Bridge Road, Staatsburg
Open daily from 9am-4pm, Friday Nov. 28 through Dec. 24. Handcrafts, ornaments, tree stands, and tree accessories available for purchase at Christmas Shop. Wreaths, hot chocolate, brownies, and cookies available for purchase at Wreath Shop.
Saltsman Christmas Tree Farm
214 Route 308, Rhinebeck
Open Nov. 28 through Christmas or until the trees are sold out, 10am-dusk weekdays and 9am-dusk weekends. Pre-cut trees are also available, as well as wreaths, kissing balls, and other holiday decorations. Custom-made creations upon request. Enjoy an outdoor fire, hot cider, roasted chestnuts, and doughnuts. Saws available. On Sat. Dec 6, Bear Mountain Newfoundland Dog Club will be there to go down in the field and drag the trees out for people’s cut trees on the club’s carts. Will also be demonstrating their pulling abilities.
Solvang Tree Farm
80 Bedell Road, Poughkeepsie
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 2, Friday-Sunday 9am-4:30pm. Rope, saws, and baling provided. Pre-cut trees are also available. Small petting zoo, refreshment stand, and gift shop on site. Christmas boughs, wreaths, and garland available for purchase.
191 White Schoolhouse Road, Rhinebeck
Open weekends and Black Friday, beginning Nov. 22, until all 350 trees are sold, 9:30am-dusk daily. Opens weekdays, beginning Dec. 1, 11:30am-4pm. Saws and binding provided. Selection includes 4- to 15-foot-tall trees. Hot cider and cocoa for sale. Daily farm updates available on the “Wonderland Farm” Facebook page.
Bell’s Christimas Trees
647 Mettacahonts Road, Accord
Open Nov. 28 through noon on Dec. 24, 9:30am-dusk weekdays and 8am-dusk weekends. Tools and assistance provided. Pre-cut trees also available. Food available to purchase on weekends. Gift shop on premises. Handmade wreaths for sale.
Hardenburgh Christmas Tree Farm
206 Hardenburgh Road, Ulster Park
845-658-8894 or 808-295-6591 (cell)
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 21, 9am-dusk Friday-Sunday or by appointment until sold out. Tractor rides to the tree fields. Tools and assistance provided. Pre-cut trees and handmade wreaths also available. Holiday and gift shop on premises. Free hot chocolate available. Leashed dogs welcome.
Mountain Fresh Farms
Baileys Gap Road, Highland
845-795-2260 (weekdays); 845-235-4771(weekends)
Open for three weekends starting Nov. 28 or by appointment. Tools and assistance provided. Refreshments available. Hayrides and fire pit with make-your-own s’mores. Santa appearances throughout the day.
Busy Acres Tree Farm
548 Quassapaug Road, Woodberry
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 24, 12-3:30pm weekdays and 9am-3:30pm weekends. Saws and twine provided. Tree carts provided to help transport your tree. Handmade wreaths also available. Cash or checks only.
Everett’s Corner Tree Farm
136 Sherwood Road, Easton
Open Nov. 28 through Nov. 30 and Dec. 6-7, 13-14; 9am-dusk. Tools, tree transportation, and assistance provided. Free bailing and twine to secure your tree available.
Jones Family Farm
606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton
Open Nov. 22-23 for preseason tagging. Open for cut-your-own Nov. 28 through Dec. 24, 9am-5:30pm daily. Arrive before 4pm if you plan on cutting your own with a provided saw. Twine and tree baling services available. Holiday decorations and traditional crafts and ornaments for sale. Refreshments available. Dogs welcome as long as on leash. Santa visits Dec. 21 and 22.
Maple Row Farm
555 North Park Ave., Easton
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 24, 9am-4:30pm daily (closes at 12pm on Christmas Eve). Tree baling and assistance provided. Saws are provided or bring your own (no chainsaws allowed). Wreaths, roping, and tree stands available. Hayrides, crafts, refreshments, and gift store open on weekends. Pre-cut trees also available for sale.
Rose’s Berry Farm, LLC
295 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury
860-633-7467 or 860-633-6001
Open Nov. 15 through Dec. 23 (Closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas), Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm until Thanksgiving. On Nov. 28, opens Friday-Sunday 9am-4pm. Christmas shop with decorations, frozen pies, homemade jams, and hot chocolate. Tree skirts, tree stands, and ornaments available for purchase. Assistance is provided in wrapping and loading the tree onto your car.
Carter Christmas Tree Farm
123 N. Country Road, Miller Place
Open Nov. 22 through Dec. 21, 9-4:30pm weekends only and on Friday Nov. 28, the day Thanksgiving. Saws are provided or bring your own. Pre-tagging trees is available starting Nov. 22. Also offers tree-wrapping services.
Dart’s Christmas Tree Farm
2355 Main Bayview Road, Southold
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 24, 9am-5pm daily (closes at 2pm on Christmas Eve). Offers hayrides, hot chocolate, snacks, handmade wreaths, tree-cutting supplies, and friendly elves to cut and carry your tree for you. Visits from Santa on weekends in the afternoon. Family photographs also available. Dogs on leashes are welcome.
Elwood Pumpkin Farm
1500 E. Jericho Turnpike, Huntington
Opens Saturday and Sunday before Thanksgiving and Nov. 28, then returns to regular hours: Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 3-7pm, or call for hours. Bring your own saw to cut your own tree, or the staff will cut one for you. Staff will also help you tie your tree to your car (no charge). Pre-cut trees also available after dark.
Grandpa Tony’s Tree Farm
305 Weeks Ave., Manorville
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 24, 8am-4:30pm or dusk daily. Call first to schedule.
Matt’s Christmas Tree Farm
309 Weeks Ave., Manorville
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 24, 8am-4:30pm daily. Bow saws, trailer rides back from field, netting, and loading and tying assistance provided. Candy canes available for kids. Leashed dogs welcome. Potted trees also available.
Mike’s Christmas Tree Farm
323 Weeks Ave., Manorville
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 24, 8am-4:30pm daily. Fresh wreaths also available. Tree wrapping and saws provided.
Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm
30105 Main Road, Cutchogue
Open for the season (until inventory sells out), 9am-5pm daily; call to check availability. 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 Nov. 28 through Dec. 24, 9am-5pm daily. Tools and assistance provided. Pre-cut trees, handmade wreaths, and crafts also available. Santa appearances on weekends, 12-5pm. Shamrock Express train rides (weather permitting) and a fire pit to enjoy while you’re waiting for your ride. Complimentary cup of hot chocolate and bag of popcorn on weekends with any purchase. No pets allowed.
Barclay’s Tree Farm
35 Orchardside Drive, Cranbury
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 21, 9am-4pm weekends only. Tools and assistance provided. Fresh plain or decorated wreaths and tree stands for sale. Leashed dogs allowed.
Two locations: 260 Dey Road and 120 Cranbury Neck Road, Cranbury
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 23, (only pre-cut lot will be open on Christmas Eve), weekdays 12-4:30pm (or dark) and weekends 9am-4:30pm (or dark). Saws provided and free netting is available. North Pole tent with Santa and crafts 11am-3pm. Wreaths available for purchase.
55 Kings Highway, Long Valley
Open weekends Dec. 6 through Dec. 14, 9am-4pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday. Free netting available. Tree stands for sale. Free coloring book for kids. Hot chocolate available. Limited selection this year, but 9 to 15 feet trees still available.
Hidden Pond Tree Farm
4 West Field Road, Mendham
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 20, 9am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday. Pre-cut trees also available. All trees grown at the farm are pesticide free. Refreshments available. Free hay rides (weather permitting). Marshmallow roasting around the bonfire and free hot chocolate. Christmas shop with wreaths, greenery, centerpieces, and other decorations. After the first weekend, call for updates on availability before visiting.
Rolling Green Farm
61 Hacklebarney Road, Long Valley
Information not available at press time. Please call ahead.
Country Heritage Farm
129 Plains Road, Augusta
Open Nov. 28 through Nov. 30, 9am-4pm, and then open for regular hours until Dec. 21 Friday 12-4pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. Saws provided. Christmas shop with decorations, ornaments, wreaths, holly, tree stands, garland, and ornaments on site. Hayride to haul tree back from tree provided. Baling available.
Giordano’s Tree Farm
350 Route 94 South at Hilltop Drive, Newton
Open Nov. 29-30, Dec. 6-7, and Dec. 13-14, 8:30am-dark. Saws and tree wrapping provided. Santa visits. Ten-foot trees available. More than 3,000 trees up to 8 ½ feet tall, approximately 100 trees as tall as 15 feet. Any tree, any size: $42. Assistance is available for wrapping and tying to car. Leashed dogs welcome.
Holiday Tree Farm
44 Augusta Hill Road, Augusta
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 20, 9am-5pm Friday-Sunday. Saws provided. Christmas shop on premises with wreaths for sale.
Shale Hills Farm
98 Pond School Road, Sussex
Open Nov. 29 through Christmas, 9:30am-dark weekends only. Pre-cut trees also available. Santa appearances throughout the day. Christmas movies in the hayloft and a petting zoo full of animals in the barn.
Stonerow Tree Farm
242 Wykertown Road, Branchville
973-875-7968 (farm) or 973-948-6463 (office)
Open Nov. 29 through Dec. 14, 9am-4pm weekends only. Santa visits 12pm-3pm. Tools provided or bring your own saw. Christmas shop on site with refreshments.
Evergreen Valley Christmas Tree Farm
77 Jackson Valley Road, Washington
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 23, 9am-4pm Tuesday-Sunday. Tools and assistance provided. Wagon rides and hot cider or hot chocolate provided on weekends. Trees for Troops weekend: Dec. 5-7, where families can come and donate trees for military families. Santa appearances on weekends.
Wyckoff's Christmas Tree Farm
249 County Road 519, Belvidere
Open Nov. 28 through Dec. 24, 8am-4:30pm daily. Country gift shop with holiday decorations open 9am-4:30pm weekends only. Hayrides on weekends only, weather permitting. Thousands of trees available. Leashed dogs welcome.
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