The holiday season is here (already!) and that means, for many, deciding on the perfect Christmas tree. The Hudson Valley has many tree farms to choose from – for families who plan to cut their own, or those who would like to choose a fresh pre-cut tree and go. Many have saws available, along with events, Christmas decorations for purchase, wagon rides and plenty of fun.
Last year, there was increased demand for local, fresh tress, with many farms selling out early. Be sure to check the websites for more information before you head out.
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Emmerich Tree Farm: The Emmerich Tree Farm will offer trees over 6 foot for cutting by appointment only, which is currently available online. Along with cut-your-own, they offer wreath making classes, new for 2021. Go: 101 Sleepy Valley Road, Warwick. 845-986-0151; emmerichtreefarm.com/christmastrees.
Farmside Acres: Farmside Acres will begin offering cut-your-own trees or choose and have cut on Nov. 27-28; Dec. 4-5 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Trees up to seven feet are $8, over seven feet $100. Reservations are not required, and please note credit cards are not accepted, only cash or check. Also a great event happening at Farmside: Trees for Troops. The farm will be collecting real Christmas trees to offer active members of the military and pickup will be Nov. 30. Go: 280 Angola Road, Cornwall. 845-534-8362; facebook.com/FarmsideAcres/.
Hoeffner Farms: Hoeffner Farms will offer pre-cut trees Mon.-Fri. to start after Thanksgiving from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Go: 405 Goodwill Road, Montgomery. 845-457-3453; facebook.com/Hoeffner-Farms-108179472550069/.
Manza Family Farm: Christmas on the farm will begin the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 26 with a variety of pre-cut trees, wreaths and roping for purchase. There will be a limited amount of Norway Spruce for those who would like to cut their own tree. Santa will make an appearance on weekends from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. along with farm animals, Christmas displays, refreshments and more. Go: 730 Route 211, Montgomery. 692-4364; manzafamilyfarm.net
Pierson’s Farm. The day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, Pierson’s Farm will offer pre-cut Christmas trees, wreaths, roping, kissing balls and plenty of homemade food items and gift items. They also offer wreath and centerpiece-making classes as well. Go: 1448 Route 211 West, Middletown. 845 283 7927; piersonsfarm.com.
Pine View Farm: Pine View Farm will be open Dec. 11-12 between the hours of 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with cut-your-own trees, providing saws for you, candy cane and stickers for the kids. Go: 575 Jackson Ave., New Windsor. pineviewfarmny.com; 845-564-4111.
Rocky Bar Farm: Rocky Bar Farm will open for the Christmas season Nov. 27-28, Dec. 4-5, Dec. 11-12, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with pre-cut trees, wreaths, decorations and more. They are also open for appointments on Wednesdays. Go: 52 Rocky Bar Road, Westtown. facebook.com/RockyBarFarm/.
Stone Oak Tree Farm: Stone Oak Tree Farm will be open starting Nov. 27-28 from 10 a.m. to dusk on weekends only, during weekdays by appointment only. Saws will be made available, trees up to 10 feet are $65, over 10 feet they start at $85 and up with netting at $5 per tree. There will also be free hot chocolate available. Go: 207 Stony Bar Road, Slate Hill. stoneoaktreefarm.com; 845-355-4751.
Diehl Farms Farm Market: Diehl’s Farms offers cut your own and pre-cut trees this season, open Go: 623 Gabel Road, Callicoon; 845-383-7697. diehlfarmsfarmmarket.com.
Pine Farm Christmas Tree Farm: They will open Nov. 26 through Dec. 12 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for cut-your-own trees. $9 a foot and anything over 10 feet will be $11, taxes included. Along with trees they will have wreaths and homemade soaps for purchase. Bring a sled, enjoy a ride back from the fields in a pulled wagon and enjoy some hot chocolate. Go: 121 Eagin Road, Youngsville. 607-591-5507; pinefarmchristmastrees.com.
Maplehorst Farm Nursery: Choose from a variety of pre-cut or cut-your-own trees at Maplehorst Farm Nursery starting Nov. 26 through Dec. 23 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., then after visit their Christmas Shoppe with ornaments, wreaths of different sizes, decorations, and more. Go: 151 Rapp Road, Monticello; 845-794-8596. maplehorst.com.
Bell’s Christmas Trees: Opens the day after Thanksgiving and plans to remain open until sold out of trees. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Tuesdays. Santa will be here on Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. Go: 647 Mettacahonts Road, Accord. 845-626-7849; bellschristmastrees.com.
Christmas Tree Lane: Open for the season Nov. 27-Dec. 19. Hours: Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Go: 9 Christmas Tree Dr., Wallkill. 845-895-3536; christmastreelaneny.com.
Abel’s Tree Farm: 435 N. Clove Road, Verbank, 845-677-6395, abelstrees.com. Abel’s plans to resume its holiday activities in 2021, including selling fresh baked goods, kettle corn, wagon rides, hand crafts, and free hot chocolate. Social distancing will be encouraged when inside; hand disinfectant available in multiple locations as well. Open Black Friday and all weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas, 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Weekdays can be arranged by appointment only.
Battenfeld’s Christmas Tree Farm: 856 Route 199, Red Hook. 845-758-8018, christmastreefarm.us. Opening Nov. 22-24; closed Thanksgiving, then reopening Nov. 26. Activities curtailed in 2020 have returned including wagon rides and visits with Santa.
Bilmar Nurseries: 26 Bilmar Blvd., Pleasant Valley, 845-554-4529, bilmarny.com/christmas. Since 1959, the farm has been offering a variety of trees including Fraser, balsam, Concolor, and Grand firs; blue spruce and white pine, of varying sizes. Opening the weekend before Thanksgiving on Saturday and Sunday only Nov. 21, 22. Reopening the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 27-Dec. 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday.
B.J.’s Christmas Tree Farm: 14 Evergreen Path, Pleasant Valley, 845-635-1587, bjschristmastrees.com. Open Friday of Thanksgiving weekend, then Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For 2021, cash and check will be the only accepted forms of payment (Credit/debit cards will no longer be accepted). The store remains closed, but items will be available to purchase at the pole barn.
Evergreen Farm: 407 N. Tower Hill Road, Millbrook. 845-677-3785, christmastreefarm.biz. This 15-acre farm is open weekends only Nov. 26, 27, 28, Dec 4, 5, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Face masks required inside the barn.
Fabulous Firs at VanScott Farms: 683 Van Wagner Road, Poughkeepsie. 845-635-3206. vanscottfarms.com. The season opens Nov. 20, weekdays noon-4 p.m.; weekends and Black Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hahn Farm: 1697 Salt Point Turnpike, Salt Point. 845-266-3680. Tree season opens just after Thanksgiving. Check their site for exact date and times. Hahn will also do its annual Trees for Troops this year. hahnfarm.com
Mike Senkier’s Evergreen Forest Christmas Tree Farm: 161 Walsh Road, LaGrangeville. 845-797-2128. Customers can call ahead to go over now and tag a tree which they can cut down once the farm opens the weekend of Thanksgiving.The farm is then open weekends, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. until Christmas.
Plains View Farm: 21 Freedom Road, Pleasant Valley. 845-485-4277; facebook.com/Plains-View-Farm-431285850261216. Open for the season the day after Thanksgiving and through the weekend, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. If they do not sell out of trees that weekend, they will be open the following weekend as well. Check the Facebook page or call before you go to determine availability.
Primrose Hill Farm: 203 Fiddler’s Bridge Road, Staatsburg. 845-889-4725; 717-519-7532; primrosehillfarm.com. Open the Friday after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.
Rawls Christmas Tree Farm: 47 Rawls Road, Pleasant Valley. 845-590-3337; 845-656-2520. Open weekends beginning the day after Thanksgiving, through December, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call for weekday appointments. Cash or check. rawlschristmastrees.com/contact-us
Saltsman Christmas Tree Farm: 214 Route 308, Rhinebeck. 845-876-8801; saltsmantreefarm.com. Opens for the season on Friday, Nov. 26. Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors. Closed Mondays; you need to arrive in the fields by 4 p.m. to make their 4:30 p.m. closing. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, except for Nov. 26 when they are open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cash and local checks only.
Solvang Farm: 80 Bedell Road, Poughkeepsie. 845-473-0224; solvangfarm.com/faqs. Opens Friday, Nov. 26; seasonal hours to be announced. Check website for details:
Wonderland Farm: 191 White Schoolhouse Road, Rhinebeck. 845-876-6760; .wonderlandfarm.com. This 100-acre farm is celebrating its 100th year in business and opening early this year, Nov. 20-21. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-dusk Saturday, Sunday.
This article originally appeared on Times Herald-Record: Orange, Ulster, Sullivan tree farms are open for the holidays; details