Wednesday's Top 10: Christmas Tree Farms

Grab your gloves, your ropes, your coat and go find the perfect Christmas Tree! An expedition to a Christmas Tree Farm is fun for the whole family.

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There's nothing like going directly to the farm and cutting down your own tree. You won't get a tree any fresher and you can pick just the right tree, that's for sure. But there's more to it than that. It can be a memorable family adventure out East. To make sure it doesn't become a memory in the sense of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, prepare properly.

It is always wise to call ahead to be sure inclement weather or unexpected crowds have not depleted the stock. Here's what to expect at the farm:

Saws and equipment - Saws are usually provided, and most will cut the tree for you if you'd rather not cut it yourself. Most farms also provide wheelbarrows or other tools for transport. Many will wrap your tree and tie it on your car for you.

Shaking - Inspect your tree for unwanted residents. Spiders and field mice may consider your tree home. Shaking your tree vigorously after cutting will dislodge them. Some farms have mechanical shakers which do the job for you.

Happy tree hunting!

  • Mike's Christmas Tree Farm 
    323 Weeks Avenue, Manorville (631) 874-3551  
    Open daily 8am-4:30pm through December 24th.
  • Lewin Farm 
    812 Sound Avenue, Wading River (631) 929-4327  
    Open daily from 8:30am - 4:30pm until Christmas Eve.  
  • Santa's Christmas Tree Farm 
    30105 Main Road, Cutchogue (631) 734-8641  
    Open daily from 9am-5pm.
  • Elwood Christmas Tree Farm
    1500 E. Jericho Turnpike, Huntington  (631) 368-8626  
    Saturday and Sunday from 10am to dark. Weekdays from 3pm to dark.  
  • Dart's Christmas Tree Farm  
    2355 Main Bayview Road, Southold  (631) 765-4148 
    Open daily from 9am - 5pm until Christmas Eve.
  • Zuhoski Farm
    11825 Oregon Road, Cutchogue (631) 734 5036  
    Open Saturdays and Sundays from 9am until dusk. 
  • Carter Christmas Tree Farm  
    123 North Country Road, Miller Place (631) 331-4699  
    Open Saturdays and Sundays only, 9am - 4:30pm.
  • Matt's Christmas Tree Farm 
    309 Weeks Avenue, Manorville  (631) 874-6260  
    Open daily from 8am to 4:30 pm until Christmas Eve
  • Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm 
    20685 Main Road, Mattituck  (631) 298-4619
    Open 9am-5pm until Christmas Eve.
  • Tilden Lane Farm 
    48 Wyckoff Street, Greenlawn  (631) 261-6392  
    Open weekends from 9am -3pm.

Let us know about your favorite Christmas tree farm on Long Forum.