Turn your tree hunt into an outdoor family adventure. Photo by MassTravel via Flickr
Turn your tree hunt into an outdoor 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 fresh spruce, fir, or pine for a 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 cut-your-own Christmas tree farms.

These farms are all located in Suffolk County, where farmland is more abundant, and are listed by town. If you want to get away, consider a day trip to one of the Christmas tree farms in New Jersey or the Hudson Valley.

As always, find more ways to celebrate in our Holiday Fun Guide.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. Please note, while we've tried to highlight these farms at their best, there are many restrictions in place due to the pandemic. Be sure to click through to each farm's website or call before heading out for the most up-to-date information.

Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm
Kids play an active role in picking the Christmas tree at Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm.

Christmas Tree Farms in Huntington

Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm – Elwood
1500 East Jericho Turnpike
Open through Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24
Species: Douglas and Fraser fir; Norway and blue spruce; white pine
Cost: $17+ per foot

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Christmas Tree Farm Tilden Lane Farm
Kids will love the festive decorations and photo ops at Tilden Lane Farm.

Tilden Lane Farm – Greenlawn
43 Wyckoff Street
Open weekends through Sunday, December 13
Species: Blue spruce, Norway spruce, white spruce, concolor, and Fraser fir
Cost: $75 per tree

Christmas Tree Farms in Brookhaven

Matt’s Christmas Tree Farm – Manorville
305 Weeks Ave.
Open through Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24; closed Tuesdays.
Species: Norway, blue. white, and Serbian spruce; balsam and concolor fir
Cost: $13 per foot

Mike’s Christmas Tree Farm – Manorville
323 Weeks Ave.
Open daily through Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24
Species: White, Norway, and blue spruce, plus other variety
Cost: $13-$17 per foot

Paul’s Christmas Tree Farm – Center Moriches
240 Frowein Rd.
Open through Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24
Species: Norway, blue or white spruce; Norway, concolor, Canaan, and Douglas fir.
Cost: Varies

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Lewin Farms has plenty of cut-your-own Christmas trees
Lewin Farms, known for its fall festivals, boasts an ample supply of Christmas trees.

Christmas Tree Farms in Riverhead

Lewin Farms – Calverton
Fresh Pond Avenue
Open through Christmas, Friday, December 25; closed on Tuesdays
Species: Blue and Norway spruce; Douglas fir, and white pine
Cost: $45 per tree; $60 for live, balled trees

Christmas Tree Farms in Southold

Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm – Cutchogue
30105 Main Road at Depot Lane
Open through end of the holiday season; includes Christmas store and Santa Express rides.
Species: Douglas fir
Cost: Varies

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Grab the family and spend the entire day at Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm.

Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm – Mattituck
20685 Main Road
Open daily through Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24; includes Christmas store and train ride.
Species: Douglas fir (field) and Fraser fir (pre-cut)
Cost: Varies

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

Know Before You Go

  • Experienced tree-cutters recognize that the rarer species—concolor fir, blue spruce, and white pine—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.

Writer Gina Massaro contributed to this post, which was updated for 2020.

Photos courtesy of the farms

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