The 10 Best Christmas Tree Farms in Vermont!
The historic and nostalgic tradition of hunting for a Christmas tree is irreplaceable. Doing so in the Green Mountain State makes for a truly magical experience. So what are you waiting? Round up the kids, hop in the van, and head to one of these 10 best Christmas tree farms in Vermont.
Established in 1871, the Isham Family Farm has several hundred cut-your-own Christmas trees. Cut-your-own trees are up to seven feet-tall and pre-cut trees are from six feet to over 12 feet-tall. There are also freshly-cut wreaths for sale, and a heated sugar house where you can enjoy free cocoa.
Established in 1958, Paine's Christmas Trees has been operating for almost 60 years. A 65-acre family-run operation that specializes in Fraser fir trees, Paine’s also sells garland, wreaths, kissing balls, and features an on-site gift shop with unique ornaments, and other tree decorations.
On a parcel of fertile river bottom land between Skitchewaug Mountain and the banks of the Connecticut River sits a Christmas tree operation established in 1982. With between 5,000-7,000 harvestable trees, this is no small scale operation. And, yet, they have familiar touches around the property, like a fir engine and a Jolly Trolley to take you out to the field.
At Gilbert’s, it is quality not quantity. They are small family owned and operated cut-your-own tree farm that offers several varieties of balsam and Fraser fir trees and freshly-made wreaths. They pay particular attention to the shape of the tree as it grows, so that you have a great selection when you choose the tree you want to bring home.
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White’s offer cut-your-own balsam fir, Canaan fir, and Fraser fir Christmas trees varieties. They will provide saws but they have pre-cut trees as well. And the place is so vast, they actually allow you to drive through the farm so you can easily spot your perfect tree through the comfort of your driver’s seat.
Choose and tag Christmas trees in October and pick up your tree after Thanksgiving, or get retail cut trees after Thanksgiving and enjoy a complimentary free hot cider or hot chocolate, as well as marshmallows and snacks. Surrounded by 138 acres of conserved land, the goal is to become the first Certified Organic Christmas Tree Farm in Vermont.
Asack and Son is a family-owned and operated tree farm established in 1980. The cold, moist climate and rich Northeast Kingdom soil make ideal growing conditions for balsam fir and Fraser fir. Pick from thousands of trees from five to 12 feet-tall on 20 acres. This year, get balsam fir, Fraser fir, Canaan fir, and more.
Another NEK farm on our list, the Moffatt's have been growing Christmas Trees since the 1930s, and, for three generations, they have been cultivating their more than 700 acres of land. With over 8,000 trees the sustainably managed farm is a wholesaler and a cut-your-own facility, so, as you might imagine, they specialize in trees eight feet and taller.
This 80-acre farm has been family-owned for over 100 years. Currently, you will find 30,000 trees in constant rotation, ranging from four-year-old transplants to 16 year-old trees. Get both retail "pre-cut" trees or spend hours in our fields for cut-your-own trees. You will also find Vermont-made holiday items and maple syrup in the Holiday Gift Barn, as well as wreaths, garland and kissing balls.
At this dog-friendly farm, choose from over 14,000 cut-your-own balsam fir trees from five to 10 feet-tall. Established in 1990, Purinton cultivates 14 acres of trees with as much love as a family can muster. Getting a Purinton Tree means you will get a tree that is heart, health, and will last you well through the holiday season. In addition to trees get wreaths, kissing balls, maple products, and more.