Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Farms on Long Island

Little ones just love to find the perfect tree. Photo by the author
Little ones just love to find the perfect tree. Photo by the author

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

From Huntington to Riverhead and points farther east, 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 a Christmas tree farm in New Jersey or the Hudson Valley.

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

Worth noting for 2021: Some farms are expecting a smaller quantity of trees for the 2021 season and are recommending purchasing as soon as possible.

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree on Long Island

Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm
Kids will delight in picking the ideal tree at Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm.

Christmas Tree Farms in Huntington Town

Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm — Elwood

1500 East Jericho Turnpike
Open November 20,21,26,27 & 28, December 1-23. 
Species: Douglas and Fraser firs, Norway and blue spruces, white pine
Cost: $17+ per foot

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Christmas Tree Farm Tilden Lane Farm
Enjoy the festive decorations and photo-ops at Tilden Lane Farm.

Tilden Lane Farm — Greenlawn

43 Wyckoff Street
Open weekends starting Saturday, November 27 through Sunday, December 12
Note for 2021: Cut-your-own trees are limited, so it is recommended to come on November 27
Species: Blue, Norway, and white spruces, concolor, and Fraser fir
Cost: $75 per tree

Christmas Tree Farms in Brookhaven Town

Carter Tree Farm — Miller Place

123 North Country Rd.
Open weekends November 20-December 19
Species: Scotch pine, and blue, white, and Norway spruces
Cost: Varies

Matt’s Christmas Tree Farm — Manorville

305 Weeks Ave.
Open daily from November 26 to December 24; closed Tuesdays.
Species: Norway, blue. white, and Serbian spruces, balsam and concolor fir
Cost: $14 per foot

Mike’s Christmas Tree Farm — Manorville

323 Weeks Ave.
Open daily from November 26 to December 24
Species: White, Norway, and blue spruces, plus other varieties
Cost: Varies

Paul’s Christmas Tree Farm — Center Moriches

240 Frowein Rd.
Open daily from November 26 to December 25
Species: Norway, blue or white spruces; Norway, concolor, Canaan, and Douglas firs.
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 Town

Lewin Farms — Calverton

Fresh Pond Avenue
Open daily from November 26 to December 25; closed on Tuesdays
Species: Blue and Norway spruces; Douglas fir, and white pine
Cost: $45 per tree; $60 for live, balled trees

Santa makes a special appearance on weekends at Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm.

Christmas Tree Farms in Southold Town

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. Santa is there for pictures on weekends. And a synthetic ice rink has been added for 2021.
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 from November 26 to 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
Open daily beginning November 26; Oregon Road offers U-cut and pre-cut trees. Santa visits the farm on weekends through December 12. The farm's former tree stand on County Road 48 has closed.
Species: Fraser and Douglas firs
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 2021.

Photos courtesy of the farms

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