Top Christmas Tree Cutting Experiences In Connecticut

November 15, 2013 7:00 AM

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Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there are people who prefer the ease of artificial Christmas trees and then there are those who can truly appreciate the time-honored tradition of cutting one own. There is nothing like the smell of a freshly cut evergreen to make it feel like an old-fashioned Christmas. Connecticut has a wealth of tree farms where you can spend the day searching for and cutting down a tree to represent all of your family’s Christmas wishes.

Jones Family Farms
606 Walnut Tree Hill Road
Shelton, CT 06484
(203) 929-8425

Jones Family Farms is a one-stop spot for all of your Christmas decorating needs. Whether you want to cut your own tree or choose from the pre-cut selection, you can be sure that your tree was grown with love and care in a place that has been doing this for generations in an environmentally friendly manner. Also available are hand-made garlands, pine cones, wreaths, ornaments and tree stands. Visit the website before you go for a comprehensive checklist of things to make your visit more enjoyable.

Maple Row Tree Farm
555 North Park Ave.
Easton, CT 06612
(203) 261-9577

Maple Row Tree Farm offers tractor-drawn hay rides around the property to aid in the search for your family’s Christmas tree. With warming huts and restrooms, even the coldest of days can be enjoyed by one and all. After you cut your tree, service is provided to transport it from the field. Boughs, wreaths, roping and stands are also available. Visit the gift shop to browse holiday-themed arts and crafts. Group visits are welcome.

Angevine Farm
40 Angevine Road
Warren, CT 06754
(860) 868-7226

Cut your own tree or select from any of the pre-cut trees at Angevine Farm. Visit the Christmas barn for fresh-cut wreaths, ornaments, swags, tree stands and cemetery arrangements. With restrooms on the premises and a snack shack open for business, this is a family-friendly experience. Weather permitting, the picnic area offers a beautiful view while you enjoy lunch or snacks.

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Holiday Farm
25 Hayward Road
New Hartford, CT 06057
(860) 482-4971

Holiday Farm is a scenic treat with an abundance of trees to choose from. A tractor ride is provided once you have cut your tree and assistance is available with cutting and/or securing to your vehicle if needed. Decorated wreaths are also on hand to complete your Christmas style. Enjoy a day of natural beauty and come home with a tree you will be proud of.

Busy Acres Tree Farm
5 Fox Road
Woodbury, CT 06798
(203) 263-4786

Busy Acres Tree Farm offers a variety of trees to choose from as well as wreaths and swags which are made daily. Carts are used to transport your tree from the field, making it easier than dragging on both you and the tree. Netting and twine are available to protect your tree on the ride home. Pre-cut trees are also sold for those who prefer not to do all the work.

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