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Dog-Friendly Christmas Tree Farms to Visit on the East Coast

by Bertha Solis
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Everyone has their own favorite part of the holiday season but we can all agree that decorated homes and businesses make everything feel special. Tasks like picking out the ideal tree, whether it’s a fat one or a Charlie Brown one, hanging lights, and putting lights on anything and everything are just part of the fun. And there’s no reason why our canine companions can’t enjoy the season. The Facebook group Doggie Road Trippin’ has created a list of spots to bring Fido along to cut-your-own Christmas tree farms. This group has been dedicated to finding places that are pet-friendly in New Jersey, New York, and other surrounding states. Read on for a list of the best dog-friendly Christmas tree farms in New Jersey, New York, and beyond — including Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

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Know Before You Go

With farms welcoming our furry friends, it is important to follow these tips before visiting one of these spots:

  • Always check with farms if open or closed
  • Double-check for other updates + pet policies
  • Bring waste bags, water, + other supplies your pet may need
  • Pick up after your furry friend — makes it an enjoyable experience for all
  • Take pictures — capture that special moment with Fido forever. Those holiday memories are once in a lifetime, so cherish them to the fullest!

New Jersey

Anne Ellen Christmas Tree Farm | 114 Daum Road, Manalapan Township

 

 
 
 
 
 
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With roots dating back 80 years, this 50-acre farm has been a long-standing Christmas tree destination for families near and far. There are five types of Christmas trees available, and a charming Christmas Village shop on site. Leashed pets are welcome everywhere except the Christmas Village.

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Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree Farm | 231 Adamic Hill Road, Milford

Yes, this farm is really owned by Charlie Brown, and his brother Randy. The brothers took over the 150-acre farm from their parents, and it is still a family-run operation. Christmas trees here range from four feet to 15 feet, and other greenery including wreaths and garland are available.  Guests are welcome to bring well-behaved dogs on a six-foot leash (leave the retractable or long lead at home).

Hidden Pond Tree Farm | 4 Westfield Road, Mendham Borough

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This family-owned Christmas tree farm is open seven days a week from 8AM to 5PM. Cut-your-own trees up to eight feet tall are available, and pre-cut trees are available up to 12 feet. Wreaths and other greenery are available. Santa makes appearances on some weekends when he can get a break from the workshop, and there are bonfires and train rides on good weather days. Perhaps the best attraction besides the beautiful trees is the marshmallow roast and snack bar: hot cocoa and Christmas trees are an ideal combo. Checks and cash are the only forms of payment available on the farm but an ATM is on the premises.

Shale Hills Farm | 98 Pond School Road, Sussex

This family-owned farm has been perfecting Christmas trees since the 1960s. The farm is only open on weekends after Thanksgiving. Hours are from 10AM to 4PM for families and their furry friends. To have the best selection of Christmas trees, head over early in the season.

New York

Waterdrinker Family Farm + Garden |  663 Wading River Road, Manorville

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Between the Christmas trees and the Winter Wonderland festivities on site, there is plenty to do at this farm to fill a whole day. For the holiday season, the hours of this farm are varied. From Wednesday to Friday, the hours are from 12PM to 7PM. Then, from Saturday to Sunday, hours are from 10AM to 7PM.

Emmerich Tree Farm |  101 Sleepy Valley Road, Warwick

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Emmerich Tree Farm is a tree farm and wedding venue that takes pride in its tree quality and selection. Visits to the farm are by reservation to ensure everyone has a good experience and comes home with a high-quality tree. The opening day of the season began on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Explore its 12 varieties of spruce, pine, and fir.

 


 

Connecticut

Herzig Family Tree Farm310 Maiden Lane, Durham

 

 
 
 
 
 
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At this family-owned farm, leashed dogs are welcome. Visitors can cut their own trees with the saws provided, and the team will help tie and load the trees. There is also a shop on site for baked goods and other greenery like premade wreaths, or even cut branches to make your own at home. The farm is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9AM to 4PM starting the day after Thanksgiving until the inventory runs out.

Jones Family Farms | 606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Jones family has been farming at this site for over 160 years. The Christmas trees were a 20th-century addition when in 1938 Philip Jones planted some evergreen seeds as part of a 4-H forestry project. Those trees are over 100 feet tall and can be seen on the farm. The first Christmas trees were sold here in 1947. Now, the 500-acre farm has White Pine, Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, and Balsam Fir trees. Reservations are required on weekends to ensure a good experience for everyone. The farm is open from the weekend before Thanksgiving through December 23rd, daily from 9AM to 5:30PM. There is a Barnyard Village to visit on-site and a Courtyard Market where visitors can pick up fresh baked goods and other farm treats. Leashed dogs are welcome in the fields and on the farm overall, but not in the Barnyard Village or the Courtyard Market.

Winterberry Farm | 104 Parker Hill Road Ext, Killingworth

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Winterberry Farm has been around for 35 years and comes back to celebrate the Christmas season. There is a variety of trees that have a price of $70 for any size or kind of tree of your choosing. When bringing along Fido, be sure to bring a leash and waste bags. There will be convenient on-site dog waste stations.

Maryland

Davidson Christmas Tree Farm | 1101 Emory Church Road, Upperco

This family-owned farm in Carroll County, Maryland has been in operation since 1967, which means these trees have been a part of generations’ worth of Christmas celebrations. The farm’s season is November 17th through December 18th, and the hours are Monday through Thursday from 12PM to 5PM, and Friday to Sunday from 8:30AM to 5PM. Guests can also pick up greenery, wreaths, Christmas decorations, and goodies from the snack bar on-site. Davidson’s Christmas Tree Farm’s pet policy is that well-behaved and leashed pets are welcome. Owners must be fully responsible for their pets and pick up after them. This will ensure a quality Christmas tree experience for all.

Gunpowder Tree Farm | 12025 Philadelphia Road, Kingsville

This farm opened on November 24th and loves when families bring their furry friends. Pets must be leashed at all times while exploring the farm. There are activities for children on-site and food trucks most weekends. The farm’s hours are Thursday 4PM to 7PM; Friday 4PM to 7PM; Saturday 10AM to 7PM; and Sunday 10AM to 6PM. 

Wolfe’s Pine Valley Farms | 1150 Fannie Dorsey Road, Sykesville

The Christmas tree season started on November 17th at this 110-acre farm. The second generation of the Wolfe family operates the farm, which was started in 1977. The hours are from Monday through Thursday from 11AM to 5PM and Friday through Sunday from 9AM to 5PM. Guests can visit the Christmas Barn to pick up greenery, wreaths, Christmas decorations, and that essential cup of hot chocolate after a day out in the fields. Cash and cards are acceptable payment methods. Leashed dogs are welcome and owners must be mindful of cleaning up.

Pennsylvania

Beck Tree Farms | 48 Becktree Road, Hamburg

 

 
 
 
 
 
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With the season kicking off after Thanksgiving, families can browse more than 50 acres of trees while enjoying the farm’s fresh air. The Blue Cactus food truck will be on-site on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the season. Santa will be appearing on the weekends for picture opportunities. Leashed dogs are welcome. Guests can warm up in the large lodge with cookies and hot chocolate.

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Unangst Tree Farms | 7300 Beth Bath Pike, Bath

This farm in Pennsylvania welcomes Fido, on a leash, to join in on the Christmas festivities. Starting November 24th, the fields are open Monday through Friday from 10AM to 4PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 8AM to 4PM. Food trucks will be on-site during selected days. The farm provides saws to guests and will help visitors tie up the trees once they’re cut. Wreaths will be available for sale, and there is a farm animal petting zoo to visit as well.

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