Turn your tree hunt into an ideal family adventure. Photo by MassTravel via Flickr
Turn your tree hunt into an ideal family adventure. Photo by MassTravel via Flickr

Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Farms on Long Island

The Thanksgiving turkey has been consumed. You've completed your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping. Now it’s time for the next holiday ritual—finding the perfect Christmas tree.

From Cold Spring Harbor to Montauk, Long Island has close to a dozen tree farms, where enthusiastic families can cut a super-fresh spruce (or fir, or pine) at modest cost. These farms range from simple, roadside acreage to full-fledged holiday extravaganzas. So whether you prefer a quick tree-cutting errand or a day out in Santa’s wonderland, consider a visit to one of these outdoor emporiums.

These farms are all located in Suffolk County, where farmland is more abundant, and are listed below by town. As always, find more ways to celebrate in our Holiday Fun Guide.

Things to know before you go

  • Experienced tree-cutters recognize that the rarer species–concolor firs, blue spruces, and white pines–sell out early in the season.
  • While some places provide handsaws and rope, it’s not a bad idea to pack both just in case.
  • Dress appropriately. These farms are all in the open air and the wind does tend to howl on Long Island in late autumn.
  • Not all places take credit or debit cards. Bring cash or a check.

Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm. Photo courtesy of the farm

Huntington Town

Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm — Elwood
1500 E. Jericho Tpke.
Open through Christmas Eve
Species: Douglas and Fraser firs, Norway and blue spruces, white pine
Cost: $12-18 per foot

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Kids take an active role in tree selection and cleanup at Tilden Lane Farm. Photo courtesy of the farm

Tilden Lane Farm — Greenlawn
43 Wyckoff St.
Open weekends through Dec.9
Species: Blue spruce, Norway spruce, white spruce, concolor, and Fraser firs
Cost: $70-$80 per tree

Brookhaven Town

Carter Tree Farm — Miller Place
123 North Country Rd.
Open weekends November 17-December 22
Species: Scotch pine, blue, white, and Norway spruces
Cost: Varies

Matt’s Christmas Tree Farm — Manorville
305 Weeks Ave.
Open through Christmas Eve, closed on Tuesdays
Species: Norway, blue. white, and Serbian spruces, balsam and concolor firs
Cost: $13-$17 per foot

Mike’s Christmas Tree Farm — Manorville
323 Weeks Ave.
Open daily through Christmas Eve
Species: White, Norway and blue spruces, plus others
Cost: $13-$17 per foot

Muller’s Christmas Tree Farm — Manorville
338 Woodland Ave.
Open first two weekends of December
Species: White pine, blue, or Norway spruces
Cost: Varies

Paul’s Christmas Tree Farm — Center Moriches
240 Frowein Rd.
Open through Christmas Eve
Species: Norway, blue or white spruces, and various firs. 
Cost: Varies

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Lewin Farms, known for its fall festivals, boasts an ample supply of Christmas spruces and firs. Photo courtesy of the farm

Riverhead Town

Lewin Farms — Calverton
Fresh Pond Avenue
Open through Christmas
Species: Blue and Norway spruces, Douglas fir, white pine
Cost: $35-$55 per tree

Southold Town

Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm — Cutchogue
30105 Main Road, at Depot Lane
Open through end of holiday season; includes Christmas store and Santa Express rides.
Species: Douglas and concolor firs, blue spruce
Cost: $85 up to 15 feet 

Grab the family and spend the entire day at Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm. Photo courtesy of the farm

Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm — Mattituck
20685 Main Rd.
Open through Christmas Eve; includes Christmas store and train rides.
Species: Douglas firs (field) and Fraser firs (pre-cut)
Cost: Varies

Zuhoski Farms — Cutchogue
11825 Oregon Rd.
Bridge Lane and County Route 48
Oregon Road open weekends only; Bridge Land and County Route 48 open daily, but only offers pre-cut trees.
Species: Fraser and Douglas firs
Cost: Varies

Writer Gina Massaro contributed to this post, which was updated for 2019.

Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm
20685 Main Rd.
Mattituck, NY 11952

Matt's Christmas Tree Farm
309 Weeks Ave.
Manorville, NY 11949

Santa's Christmas Tree Farm
30105 Main Road
Cutchogue, NY 11935

Zuhoski Farms
11825 Oregon Road
Cutchogue, NY 11935

Lewin Farm
Fresh Pond Avenue
Calverton, NY 11933

Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm
1500 East Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY 11743

Tilden Lane Farm
48 Wyckoff Street
Greenlawn, NY 11740

Mike's Christmas Tree Farm
323 Weeks Avenue
Manorville, NY 11949

Muller’s Christmas Tree Farm
338 Woodland Avenue
Manorville, NY 11949

Paul’s Christmas Tree Farm
240 Frowein Road
Center Moriches, NY 11934

Carter Tree Farm
123 North Country Road
Miller Place, NY
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