Find local Christmas tree farms here!

Whether you want to cut your own tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you, buy a tree already cut or buy a living tree you can plant, this page provides detailed listings of Capital area of New York's choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms, places to buy pre-cut (also called pre-harvested and fresh-cut) trees, stands, sleigh rides, hay rides and related winter events and fun. Some listings are for tree farms, others are tree lots, and some only offer hay rides, sleigh rides or other winter events. READ EACH LISTING to know what each facility offers. The farms are listed further down this page, so scroll down the page! Since this service is free and open to ALL Christmas tree farms, not just those who belong to an association or pay for an ad, like almost all other websites do, this is the most complete and current listing available! I'm always looking for more to add, and to correct any inaccuracies or errors, so if you encounter any, please email me!

Tips:

  • If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
  • ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO to confirm their supply, their hours and whether they have trees, are allowing choose-and-cut or just precut trees; and which attractions or winter activities are available.  All three can change during the short Christmas season, due to weather, demand and the farmer's business conditions! Farms get sold, shut down or run out of trees, and they don't all update me every day, let alone every year. For more tips to make your trip fun and successful, click here!
    DON'T DRIVE OUT THERE IF YOU CAN'T REACH THEM BY PHONE OR EMAIL!
  • The dates indicate when I last received an update, no date means it may be years old!
  • And please tell the farmer you visit in Capital area of New York that you found their farm here! I need the farmers to realize that you found them here so that they will keep their information up to date!

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

Updates for December 2016

December: Most Christmas tree farms open on the Friday right after Thanksgiving and are open up to Christmas Eve.Some are only open on weekends, or only have hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends.

And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt.

Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Albany County

  • Indian Ladder Farms - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Mistletoe, Christmas-themed park, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo
    342 Altamont Road, Altamont, NY 12009. Phone: 518-765-2956. Email us at: info@indianladderfarms.com. Directions: From Albany: Rt. 20 west Rt. 155 south Rt. 85a west Rt. 156 west Farm on left And for a map to our farm, click here. Our products are usually available in April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: Every day 9am to 6pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Indian Ladder Farms strives to provide apples of superior taste and quality, while maintaining a healthy ecologically-balanced growing environment. In addition to pick-your-own apples and pumpkins in the fall, we have pick-you-own berries through the summer. Many weekends include demonstrations in beekeeping, sheep shearing, cider making, and other farm activities. Visit our farm menagerie and say "hi" to Rosie, our Scottish Highland cow. Our nature trail will lead you by orchards, marshes, woods, and fields. The Yellow Rock Cafe is open every day to serve you a lunch made from locally grown and produced meats, dairy, and produce. We specialize in school field trips, catering to any age group and classes with special needs.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine.
  • Van Etten Tree Farm - UPDATE: November 15, 2016: The owner tells me they closed un til at least next season (2017) Uses natural growing practices, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, free tree trimmings, saws provided, winter hay rides, bonfires, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals
    2000 Berne Altamont Road, Altamont, NY 12009. Phone: 518-528-8829. Alternate Phone: 518-872-1895. Email: smason2@nycap.rr.com. Open: We are closed due to conditions of Mother Nature that caused an abundance of tree needle browning and death of trees under 5\' tall. Will reassess next year but this year we are closed for sales of Christmas Trees.. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. On the weekends, free hayrides to the tree fields, warming shack with hot chocolate and home made cookies to purchase, pony rides, goats, sheep, bunnies and chicks to pet. Tons of Christmas spirit.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Black Hills Spruce, Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine, White Pine, White Spruce.
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce.
    (UPDATED: October 27, 2014) (UPDATED: December 09, 2013) (UPDATED: October 30, 2012) (UPDATED: November 24, 2010) (ADDED: October 25, 2010) 
  • Weathered Willow Tree Farm - Cut your own Christmas trees, Precut trees Christmas trees, swags, Tree Stands, Wreaths, tall trees are available, Wagon Rides, refreshments, Shaking & Mechanical Cleaning, gift shop, saws are provided
    2090 W. Old State Road, Altamont, NY 12009. Phone: 518-355-8570. Fax: 518-355-8570. Directions: Ten miles west of Albany and 2 miles south of Schenectady. Please call for directions. Open: Saturday after Thanksgiving to December 18 Wednesday thru Sunday, 9 until 4. We also feature Farm Tours, school programs; a Christmas experience.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch Pine, Blue Spruce, White Spruce, Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce, Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir.
    (UPDATED: November 20, 2015, JBS)

Rensselaer County

  • McDonough's Farm - Cut your own Christmas trees, Pre-cut Trees, Saws provided
    28 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061. Phone: (518) 477-4841. Directions: Phone for directions. Open: from the day after Thanksgiving until December 24th on Saturday to Sunday 9 am to 5 pm; Monday to Friday 9-6. You cut, we cut or pre-cut. Fields will close at dusk for cut your own. Trees start at $50 (Includes Taxes) - cash or check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir
    (UPDATED: November 20, 2015, JBS)
  • Zema's Nursery, Inc. - Cut your own Christmas trees,
    154 Presbyterian Hill Road, Stephentown, NY 12168. Phone: (518) 733-5868. Open: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve through April 13; PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen events, on occasion our hours can and may vary from those posted here, so call first. Directions: we are approximately 35 minutes east of Albany,
    10 minutes west of Berkshire County Massachusetts, 30 minutes south of Bennington County, Vermont.(And to round out the picture, about 2.5 hours north of New York City.) 20+ acres of well-groomed Christmas trees including Fraser Firs, Balsam Firs, White Firs (Concolors), and Colorado Spruces. Come pick out your favorite tree and enjoy Berkshire views sure to make your day! Weather-permitting on weekends we have hay rides to our Choose & Cut fields, and hot cocoa too. Whatever size tree you want - from table-top to medium-sized, or even something extra large, we have the selection, plus sturdy Stand Strait® tree stands. Also available are fresh-cut premium trees, and live balled/ burlapped trees. We also net your tree for free, adding to the value of your purchase and experience. Find traditional, freshly made evergreen wreaths and kissing balls for the holiday season. 
    (UPDATED: November 20, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: October 6, 2010, suggested by a visitor)

Saratoga County

  • Bob's Trees - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Santa appearances, live reindeer, Christmas decorations, trees tied, trees baled, saws provided, winter wagon rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    1227 West Galway Road, West Galway, NY 12074. Phone: 518-882-9455. Fax: 518-882-9556. Email: bobstrees@nycap.rr.com. Open: November 15th to December 24th. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Please call for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: November 18, 2009)
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, White Spruce.
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, White Spruce.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Spruce.
  • Ellms' Christmas Trees - Tree Wrapping, Tree Stands, Carry-out Bags, Precut trees Christmas trees, Wreaths, tall trees are available, Wagon Rides, Map, Shaking & Mechanical Cleaning, saws are provided,
    468 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Phone: 518-884-8168. Fax: 518-884-8348. Email: gellms@aol.com . Directions: Take exit 12 off Route 87. Route 67 west Route 50 south to Charlton Road; click here for a map. Open: the day after Thanksgiving until December 22; Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Wednesday to Friday from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, closed Monday and Tuesday; Special this year: Flashlight Night: December 10 - Open until 9:00 pm. Santa Parachutes in November 25th at 2:30; Live reindeer on December 2, 3, 9, and 10th.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Blue Spruce, White Spruce, White Pine, Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir.
  • Loon Meadow Farm - sleigh ridesLoon Meadow Farm - NO Christmas trees for sale, but we do offer, - sleigh rides, hayrides, Home of Horse & Carriage Livery Service
    695 Locust Grove Rd, Greenfield Center, NY 12833. Phone: 518-893-6116. Email: carriage@loonmeadowfarm.com. Open: Year around. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.  Book now for Christmas, New Years and Valentines. Horse-drawn sleigh/wagon rides with or without snow (wheels on sleigh) The rides are not conducted on my physical property--They are conducted at The Saratoga Springs New York State Park. I conduct the rides on the roadways within the park and we depart from: The Gideon Putnam Gideon Putnam Road Saratoga Springs, New York 12866. Loon Meadow Farm also provides horse drawn hay wagons , sleighs and funeral vehicles throughout the eastern Upstate New York from Albany and Rensselaer counties, North to Hamilton and Warren Counties, West to Fulton and Montgomery counties and East to Western Vermont as well as carriage rides, hayrides & sleigh rides in Saratoga Springs & Greenfield Center New York! We also have elegant horse drawn, white Cinderella Princess and Vis-à-viscarriages, Victoria Phaetons in white or burgundy as well as Wagonettsand other horse drawn vehicles for your wedding, party, parade,Quinceañera, company picnic or any event in Saratoga Springs New York and the surrounding area. We have decorated white horses forIndian Wedding Baraats.
    (UPDATED: December 08, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: November 29, 2016)

Schenectady County

Warren County

  • Brown's Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Tree Stands, Precut trees Christmas trees, Wreaths, Tall trees, Pre-tagging is allowed
    431 Schroon River Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885. Phone: 518-623-9566. Directions: Route 9 to first traffic light, turn right onto Schroon River Road proceed 1 and a half miles, trees on left. Open: 10 until dark, November 29 until December 23.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Blue Spruce, White Spruce, Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir.
  • River Bend Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, trees baled, saws provided,
    164 East River Drive, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846. Phone: 518-654-6274. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 9 am until 4 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open for Christmas Trees on Weekends from Thanksgiving Until Christmas. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Spruce.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Spruce.
    (UPDATED: September 21, 2014) (ADDED: November 29, 2009)

Washington County

  • Bailey Family Christmas Trees - Tree Wrapping, Tree Stands, Carry-out Bags, Precut trees Christmas trees, Wreaths, Wagon Rides, Pre-tagging, Shaking & Mechanical Cleaning, saws are provided
    359 Gannon Road, Buskirk, NY 12028. Phone: 518-677-2629. Alternate Phone: 518-573-2927. Email: baileyar@aol.com . Directions: 5 miles S.W of Cambridge on Center Cambridge Road -phone for directions or see website. Open: from the day after Thanksgiving to December 23; daily, 10 am to 5pm.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Blue Spruce, White Spruce, Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce, Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir
    (UPDATED: November 17, 2010)
  • The Garden Barn - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, trees bagged,
    351 East Rd, Fort Edward, NY 12828. Phone: 518-747-8843. Fax: 5187478843. Email: garden@capital.net. Open: from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas; 7 days per week 19 am to 6 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin picking last weekend in September throughout October; Fresh cut Christmas trees from Thanksgiving until Christmas eve. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir.
    (ADDED: October 17, 2010)
  • Kelly's Emerald Feeds - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, trees baled,
    672 County Line Road, Queensbury, NY 12804. Phone: 518-793-5474. Email: kellyfeeds@hotmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm; Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm, Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Directions: I87 to exit19; 254 east to 9L north;3 miles to a right onto Hicks Road; Left at the 4 corners onto County line Road; Farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: September 12, 2009)
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir
    (UPDATED: November 20, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: November 16, 2011)
  • A Time To Remember Carriage and Sleigh Rides - NO Christmas trees; but instead: horse-drawn carriage rides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), events at your location (call for info)
    The Gideon Putnam, Gideon Putnam Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Phone: (518) 321-5539. Alternate Phone: (518) 584-3000. Email: atimetoremember4u@yahoo.com. Open: Fridays, Saturdays (4:00 pm to 9:00 pm) Sundays (10 am to 4:00 pm). Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Book now for Christmas, New Years and Valentines. Horse-drawn sleigh/wagon rides with or without snow (wheels on sleigh) The rides are not conducted on my physical property--They are conducted at The Saratoga Springs New York State Park. I conduct the rides on the roadways within the park and we depart from: The Gideon Putnam, Gideon Putnam Road, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866.
    (UPDATED: November 20, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: December 22, 2011)

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