If you are looking for a fresh cut pine tree Christmas outing that the kids won't forget, one of the following farms in Litchfield County is sure to fit the bill. Most of these farms have been run by the same families for generations and include perks such as a free cup of hot cocoa, a holiday decorations store and maybe even a tractor ride. Some may or may not take credit cards so be sure to have cash on hand. Weekenders will be thrilled with the low prices, typically $45 per tree. Check out these posts for Tree Farms in Hartford and Fairfield Counties also.
The Christmas Barn is open the weekend before Thanksgiving until Christmas. The Christmas Barn has a large selection of unusual ornaments, garland, tree stands and gifts. Also offered are fresh made wreaths, swags. Check their site for visits from Santa.
40 Angevine Road, Warren, CT 06754 860-868-7226
Bees, Fleas & Trees Christmas Trees
This is THE family tree farm that Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love, describes growing up on in her book. Her parents provide Christmas trees, swags, wreaths, complimentary hot cocoa, a gift shop and even a Santa's Mailbox. Saws are provided and helpers will cut your tree or you can cut your own.
551 South Plains Road, Litchfield, Connecticut 860-567-8544
Averill Farm has been operated continuously by the Averill's since it was purchased in 1746 from the holdings of Chief Waramaug. You choose and cut your own trees, Christmas wreaths, trees baled, saws provided, free hot cider, cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises) Open 9:30 am - dusk daily.
250 Calhoun St. Washington, CT 860-868-2777
Busy Acres Tree Farm
Busy Acres Tree Farm has been growing Christmas trees since 1979. The farm now has 30+ acres of beautiful choose and cut Christmas trees. Most of their trees are 6 ft. to 12 ft. There are even a few trees over 12 ft. All for the same low price: $45. They also have fresh cut trees from 4ft. to 8ft. for those who are unable to cut their own. Wreaths and swags are made daily at the farm.They provide saws for you to use and twine for securing the tree to your vehicle. Trees can also be wrapped in netting.They provide free tree carts to make transporting your tree to your vehicle that much easier. Opens the day after Thanksgiving. Weekdays 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Weekends 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Quassapaug Road, Woodbury, CT 203-263-4786
Enjoy a scenic tractor ride to the top of the hill where your tree will be wrapped for easy transport home. Here you will also find a large selection of beautifully decorated wreaths. be sure to enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate and warm up by the fire while browsing through our antique and beautiful Christmas Gift Barn.
25 Hayward Rd, New Hartford, CT 860-482-4971
9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wkends. For weekday cutting, please call.
Windswept Tree Farm
This is a small choose and cut farm that offers free hot cider and hot cocoa as well as a small gift shop with wreaths and swags (locally made). Handmade ornaments, VT maple syrup and local honey jars are also available. Christmas music plays all day at the farm while you search for your perfect tree. All trees are $49 and they provide a tree baler as well as twine and assistance to tie your tree to the car. For $20, tree delivery available to New Milford and Sherman residents.
12 Evergreen Lane, New Milford, CT 860-355-9907
Hours: Friday noon - 4:30, Sat and Sun. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Originally published 11/26/11.
Photo courtesy of Angevine Farm.