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21 Best Farms to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the Lower Hudson Valley

21 Best Farms to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the Lower Hudson Valley

Cut your own Christmas tree in the lower Hudson Valley at one of these farms in Westchester, Orange, Ulster, and Dutchess counties, and NJ.

Rather than using a fake or pre-cut tree this year, spend a morning wandering the fields at these farms where you can cut your own Christmas tree in the lower Hudson Valley, NY. Each farm has a selection of live Christmas trees and allows you to pick your own tree from its natural setting, cut it down and cart it home. Most Christmas tree farms near Rockland County (including tree farms in Westchester, Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, and New Jersey) are slated to open on Thanksgiving weekend, but it’s a good idea to call to confirm dates and availability before visiting. And if you want to make a day trip of it, check out these farms near NYC and on Long Island.

New to having a real Christmas tree? Learn how to care for a real Christmas tree from the National Christmas Tree Association.

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Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in Westchester, NY

1. Stuart’s Farm 

62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs
Hours: Season opens late November
Price: Call for information 

Find and cut your perfect Christmas tree, then visit the on-site bakery that has hot and cold cider, fruit pies, fresh apple cider doughnuts, jams, and jellies. 

2. Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm 

1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights
Hours: November 26 to December 4, Wednesday-Monday, 10am-4pm. Check the website before visiting to see if the farm started requiring reservations
Price: Call for information 

This cut-your-own Christmas tree farm offers Douglas and Fraser fir trees, as well as some pre-cut Fraser firs. Enjoy a farm market, gift shop, and bakery at this Westchester Christmas tree farm near NYC. Customers get a free cup of hot apple cider with every tree purchase. 

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Christmas Tree Farms in Orange County

1. Emmerich Tree Farm 

101 Sleepy Valley Road, Warwick
Hours: Weekends beginning Sunday, November 27 from 9am-3:30pm by reservation only.
Price: Call for information; $40 deposit required when making reservation, which will go toward the purchase of your tree 

Free trimming, drilling, shaking, and baling. This year, the farm is offering more retail items for sale, including local merino wool yarn, home-made wood crafts, ornaments and more.

2. Manza Family Farm 

730 Route 211, Montgomery
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10am-5pm, Friday-Sunday; 10am-6pm 
Price: Pre-cut trees $35 and up; Cut your own tree $70

Roping available. Pre-cut trees and wreaths for sale; outdoor gift shop on premises. Bring the kids, because Santa is on-site during most December weekends from 11am-4pm!

3. Pine View Farm 

575 Jackson Ave., New Windsor
Hours: Dec. 10-11, 9am-4pm
Price: $79

Choose from a variety of tree species, including blue, white, and Meyer spruces, and several different firs at this Orange County Christmas tree farm. Bow saws and tree carts available. Staff will bale and secure your tree to your vehicle for your trip home. 


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4. Stone Oak Farm

207 Stony Bar Road, Slate Hill
Hours: Weekends, beginning Saturday Nov. 26 - Sunday Dec. 12. 10am to Dusk.
Price: $70 for trees up to 10ft. $5 extra for each additional foot

This cut-your-own Christmas tree farm in Orange County offers more than 8 acres of spruce and fir trees of all sizes. Staff will bundle your tree into netting for your trip home for a $5 charge.

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in Ulster County

1. Bell’s Christmas Trees 

647 Mettacahonts Road, Accord
Hours: Nov. 26-Dec. 23, Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8:30am-4:30pm. 
Price: All trees $60

Tools and assistance provided. Pre-cut trees are also available. Gift shop on premises with handmade wreaths for sale.

2. Christmas Tree Lane 

9 Christmas Tree Drive, Wallkill
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 26-Dec. 18, 9am-4pm
Price: Call for information

A family-owned and -operated Christmas tree farm in the Hudson Valley offering cut-your-own, as well as pre-cut options.


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Christmas Tree Farms in Dutchess County, NY

1. Abel's Trees 

435 N. Clove Road, Verbank
Hours: Starting Black Friday until Christmas, open on weekends from 9am-4:30pm. Weekday appointments available by reservation starting November 27
Price: All trees $75.

Baling and handling assistance provided. Free hot chocolate. Wreaths, tree stands, tree preservatives, and automatic tree-watering devices are also available. All size trees available, including trees taller than 10 feet. Kettle corn and baked goods available for purchase. Cash and checks only. 

2. Battenfeld Christmas Tree Farm 

856 Route 199, Red Hook
Hours: Check website for hours.
Price: Cut your own tree for $80

Handmade decorated wreaths, ornaments and garlands for sale. Farm map and discount coupon available on the website. Santa will be on site: Nov. 25-27, Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11, 11am-2pm each day. 

3. BJ's Christmas Trees 

14 Evergreen Path, Pleasant Valley
Hours: Season opens Nov. 26, Saturday-Sunday, 9am-4pm
Price: All trees $57

This is the farm’s final year of Christmas Tree operations. Offers a variety of trees, as well as handmade wreaths. Staff will bale and drill your tree, then carry and tie it to your car. Must pick up any reserved trees by December 4.

4. Evergreen Farm 

407 N. Tower Hill Road, Wassaic
Hours: Call for hours of operation
Price: Trees up to 7 feet tall are $85. Over 7 feet, $95.

Several species available along with full-service bailing, handsaws, and carrying. The farm donates trees to Trees for Troops every year, providing Christmas trees to soldiers. Wreaths available on the farm starting at $36.

5. Fabulous Firs 

683 Van Wagner Road, Poughkeepsie
Hours: Open weekends and Black Friday beginning the weekend of November 19. 9am-4pm. 
Price: Call for pricing.

Baling provided. Bring your own saw or borrow one. Leashed dogs are welcome.

6. Plains View Farm

21 Freedom Road, Pleasant Valley
[email protected]
Hours: Opening day is Nov. 25, 9am-4pm
Price: Trees up to 8 feet tall are $70. Cash or check only.

Hand saws and a tractor-pulled hayride to the fields are available. There is a tree drilling machine and compatible stands offered so your tree will be ready to assemble at home. Tree balers and "elves" available help you tie your tree to your car.

7. Saltsman Christmas Tree Farm 

214 Route 308, Rhinebeck
Hours: Opens Nov. 25. Closed Mondays. Check website for detailed hours.
Price: Trees start at approximately $55

Cut-your-own and pre-cut trees are available at this Dutchess County tree farm. Enjoy an outdoor fire and doughnuts. Saws available.

8. Solvang Tree Farm 

80 Bedell Road, Poughkeepsie
Hours: Open Friday-Saturday, 9am-4:30pm starting November 25
Price: Call for information 

Rope, saws, and baling provided. Pre-cut trees are also available. Small petting zoo on-site. Christmas boughs, wreaths, and garland are also available for purchase.

9. Wonderland Farm 

191 White Schoolhouse Road, Rhinebeck
Hours: Opens in mid November, Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday, 9am to dusk.  
Price: Call or email for information

This 100-acre farm in Rhinebeck offers a wide selection of 4- to 15-foot trees. Saws and binding provided. Free hot cocoa available. Daily farm updates available on the farm’s Facebook page.

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in NJ

1. Hidden Pond Tree Farm 

4 W. Field Road, Mendham
Hours: Opens daily, 8am-6pm
Price: Call for pricing

Pre-cut trees are also available. Refreshments available. Free hayrides (weather permitting). Marshmallow roasting around the bonfire. Christmas shop with wreaths, greenery, centerpieces, and other decorations. Cash or checks only.

2. Holiday Tree Farm 

44 Augusta Hill Road, Augusta
Hours: 2022 hours TBA
Price: All trees $62

Trees range in size up to 9 feet at this NJ farm. Saws provided. Christmas shop on premises with wreaths and other holiday decorations for sale. No credit or debit cards.

3. Shale Hills Farm 

98 Pond School Road, Sussex
Hours: After Thanksgiving Day: Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
Price: All trees $99

Santa will make appearances throughout the day. Christmas movies in the hayloft and a petting zoo full of animals in the barn.

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