Christmas Tree Farms in Ulster County

Head Upstate for the Perfect Tree

Whether you're looking for a 10-foot Norway spruce or "Charlie Brown" type charmer, Ulster County has an array of tree farms where you can find your ideal tree and even cut it down yourself. Here, the tradition of finding that one special tree remains as alive and well as the trees themselves.

For those who are new to the tradition, many of our U-cut Christmas tree farms make it easy by offering assistance with cutting, bailing and loading while others stick with the more old school approach by asking visitors to bring their own saws, burlap and twine. Tree varieties and other items sold, such as wreaths, roping, and holiday crafts, vary by farm. Some even offer hayrides, cross-country ski trails, hot chocolate, candy canes and other family fun. Check out the list below to start planning your trip, hours of operation, the types of trees and other items available vary at each tree farm. Call to confirm hours and availability.

After a day spent in the fresh, bracing, winter air, aspiring lumber jacks may be in search of a warm bed. Options abound including cozy bed and breakfasts, quaint inns and lodges and a host of full service, nationally recognized hotels. Before rushing home the next day, be sure to shop for fine art and antiques along the waterfront in historic downtown Kingston; visit the eclectic locally owned shops in Woodstock and New Paltz; or enjoy an idyllic New England holiday experience in picturesque High Falls.

Family cutting down Christmas Tree

Balsam Ridge Tree Farm: 288 South St., Clintondale, NY 12515. 845-721-4195. We'll lend you a saw, you can choose and cut your own tree or we'll cut it for you. Shaking and mechanical cleaning, tree wrapping (balling), tree haulers; sleds will be provided. Decorated wreaths. Choose from hundreds of beautiful Fraser, Balsam, Canaan, Concolor Firs and Colorado Blue Spruce Christmas Trees. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving, 9am-dusk, and then the following Saturdays and Sundays until sold out.

Bell's Tree Farm: 647 Mettacahonts Road, Accord, NY 125404 845-626-7849. Assorted Firs and Spruces including cathedral height. U-cut or fresh-cut and potted trees available. Drilling, shaking and baling available. Wreaths, roping, kissing balls, maple syrup, gifts and more. Open the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve day, noon; Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - dusk. Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. - dusk.

Bell's Tree Farm

Christmas Tree Lane: 9 Christmas Drive, Wallkill, NY 12589 845-895-3536 U-cut trees. Douglas and Black Hills, White, Norway, Blue Spruce, Serbian. Free netting and twine. Free refreshments and free family picture. Gift barn, wreaths, crosses, swags, table settings, tree stands and more. Animated barn with 200-foot Christmas train. Live animals. Food truck and kids barrel train. Fire pit and marshmallows. Open after Thanksgiving – to end of December, Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Garone's Mountain Fresh Farms: 282 Orchard (Corner of Bailey's Gap Road), Highland, NY 12528 845-616-7824 Douglas, Fraser, Balsam, Concolor and Canaan fir and blue spruce. U-cut or they-cut. Christmas items, hayrides, Santa, food, hot chocolate, cider and large outdoor firepit. Full service. Accessible, child, pet and group friendly. Open Friday after Thanksgiving and the following two weekends, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment.

Hurd’s Family Farm: 2187 Rte. 32., Modena, NY 12548. 845-883-7825. Create memories. Enjoy a family tradition at our Christmas Tree Farm. Hundreds of beautifully shaped evergreens. Fresh cut or u-cut. Scenic tractor-pulled hayride to the fields. Enjoy a cup of mulled cider or coffee and browse the country gift items in the pavilion. Open weekends: Nov. 29-Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Skydiving Santa on Nov. 29 at noon.

Hurd's Family Farm

Marshall's Tree Farm: 58 Whitfield Road. Accord, NY 12404 845-626-4059. Douglas, Fraser, Canann, Concolor Firs and White Spruce. Tree sizes range from tabletop to cathedral. U-cut. Easy access to trees for cutting your own. Baling available. Open daily from the day after Thanksgiving through December, dawn - dusk.

Mountain View Tree Farm: 69 Spurck Road Off Kelly Road, Saugerties, NY 12477 845-389-1973. Scotch Pine, Norway Spruce, Balsam and Douglas Fir. U-cut. Saws available. From Village of Saugerties, take Route 32 North, go 5-miles to High Falls Road, then to Kelly Road,; signs posted to Spurck Road. After Thanksgiving through Christmas. Saturday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Split Rail Nursery: 346 Mahoney Road, Milton, NY 12547 845-795-5643. Blue, White and Norway Spruce, Balsam and Douglas Fir. Pre-tagged netting available. You choose, we cut; U-cut. Homemade wreaths and potted Blue Spruce. Open the day after Thanksgiving through December 19th. Friday, noon - 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wallkill View Farm: 14 Rte. 299 West., New Paltz, NY 12561. 845-255-8050. Open end of Nov. through Dec. 9am-6:30pm, 7 days a week. Ready to go Christmas trees. Enjoy picking your trees and fresh poinsettias from the green house.

West Wind Tree Farm

West Wind Tree Farm: 543 Bruyn Turnpike, Wallkill. 845-895-3807. U-cut short-needle Scotch Pine and Douglas Fir grown on the farm. Also, pre-cut Fraser and Balsam Fir. Wreaths, kissing balls, crosses and more items handmade at the farm.