Maine is a truly beautiful state for winter scenery, with plentiful snowfall and a lush abundance of trees. It’s also one of the most populated states in regard to Christmas tree farms, with around 100 of them dotted throughout the state!
We’ve compiled a list of some of the top Maine Christmas tree farms to visit with your family this year — and in the years to come. This list is organized by region so that you can easily navigate to your favorite holiday farm. Merry Christmas, and have fun tree picking!
About Maine Christmas Trees
What could possibly look and smell more beautiful than a fresh-cut Maine Christmas tree in your home for the holidays? After all, Maine is the Pine Tree State.
All over our big wooded state are Christmas tree farms and wild fields full of beautiful White or Blue Spruce, Balsam, Fraser or Douglas fir, Norfolk Pine, and many more species of evergreen trees. Maine pine trees are gorgeous and would make a great addition to your holiday decor.
Driving around Maine in late November and early December, you will find freshly cut Christmas trees for sale in every town, at the schoolyard for kids’ fundraisers, at fire departments, and even at garden centers and grocery stores. These are local trees, relatively freshly cut.
Additionally, many Maine trees are shipped to New York City, Florida, and elsewhere given their abundance. Did you know that L.L. Bean provides all the wreaths for Arlington National Cemetery at Christmas time? Maine is a proud contributor to Wreaths Across America each holiday season too.
Northern Maine Christmas Tree Farms
1190 Calais Road Us Rt 1, Hodgdon, ME 04730
Pleasant View is a local, family-owned holiday tree farm that has been cultivating Christmas cheer since the 1990s. It recently expanded its business to better serve a larger community.
The farm sells Maine balsam fir Christmas trees and high-quality, festive wreaths that are even available via local delivery from November 20 through December 15.
Aside from Christmas products, Pleasant View grows and sells other seasonal plants and trees, including strawberries, lilacs, roses, hydrangeas, spirea, apple and plum trees, fall mums, and evergreens.
47 McIntyre Rd, Houlton, ME 04730
The Callnan family offers some of the most beautiful and fragrant balsam fir Christmas trees in Maine, and they are available to ship to various New England locations.
Each Christmas tree is diligently cared for over about eight years before it’s ready to be decorated in your home. The farm sells various sizes of balsam fir trees from about 3 feet to 9 feet. They’re also beekeepers and producers of honey!
726 Strip Rd, Fort Kent, ME 04743
This Maine Christmas tree farm is owned and operated by the Voisine family. They sell Christmas trees, holiday wreaths, and other seasonal decor items.
Allagash View Farms supplies 5-foot to 12-foot Fraser fir trees, which have long-lasting, soft, and bushy needles. It also has tabletop-size to 17-foot balsam fir trees, which are dark green in color and highly fragrant.
Central Maine Christmas Tree Farms
89 Ames Rd, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
Finestkind Tree Farms offers a lovely variety of Maine balsam fir Christmas trees. It provides the option of picking a freshly cut tree to take home with you (cut daily). Or, you can participate in the Choose and Cut event that’s held exclusively on Saturdays and Sundays.
Also, it has a Christmas gift shop with holiday items like wreaths, centerpieces, garlands, Christmas ornaments, dried flowers, and more. You can warm up with a cup of hot coffee while you browse the gift shop as well!
269 Chapman Rd, Newburgh, ME 04444
This is one of the much-loved, family-owned Maine Christmas tree farms and has been operating for many years. It grows both Fraser and balsam fir Christmas trees, which are available in 3.5-foot and 7-foot sizes. The trees are well taken care of to ensure high-quality pine needles, a long-lasting scent, and a full shape.
Nutkin Knoll Farm also sells decorative Christmas wreaths and fresh, Grade A maple syrup, which comes from its sugarbush trees. The syrup is available for purchase by the pint or quart.
111 Smithfield Rd, Norridgewock, ME 04957
This Christmas tree nursery in Norridgewock specializes in Fraser fir and balsam fir Christmas trees. It opens for the holiday season on Black Friday each year and offers both fresh, pre-cut trees and U-cut trees. In addition, the nursery sells potted trees that you can take home and plant in your garden.
While you’re here, stop by the gift shop that’s chock-full of local items and Christmas goodies. There are even holiday wreaths and kissing balls — round bundles of evergreen and holly, a classic Christmas decoration!
27 Trundy Rd, Newburgh, ME 04444
Explore Piper Mountain’s beautiful 30-acre farm to find your perfect tree! This farm will wrap your tree up for you to take home. But, before you leave — enjoy free, housemade doughnuts and warm up with a mug of local, hot cider in the idyllic red barn.
Also, take a look at the gift shop of locally-crafted items, collectible Christmas ornaments, and a great selection of handcrafted seasonal centerpieces and specialty wreaths to adorn your home.
Plus, the Piper Mountain Christmas Tree Farm is the pickup location for the Maine branch of Trees for Troops. They work alongside the Maine Christmas Tree Association to donate trees and ornaments to military families.
Before You Go: Check for updates on the farm’s Facebook page about horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa visits, food trucks, and more!
Southern Maine Christmas Tree Farms
193 Whitten Rd, Kennebunk, ME 04043
The picturesque, 65-acre Holmes Tree Farm has been family-owned and operated since 1742. More than 25 acres of the farm is dedicated to a majority of balsam fir Christmas trees, which you can decide to cut down yourself or take home already cut. It has balsam garlands, wreaths, and more too.
Visit the country gift store and enjoy complimentary hot, mulled cider brewed fresh on a wood stove. Families can meet Santa on weekends and take home cider doughnuts as well.
Before You Go: Holmes Tree Farm only accepts cash and checks.
140 Egypt Rd, Raymond, ME 04071
Balsam Ridge has been one of the top Maine Christmas tree farms since the early 1990s. Plus, it produces delicious maple syrup seasonally in winter and early spring. You can take home a pre-cut, up-to-10-foot-tall Fraser fir tree, or cut down your own balsam or Fraser fir.
If you visit the sugarhouse and gift shop on a Saturday, you might catch Santa and some friendly steeds — Ginger and Rex.
1148 Sawyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
This Maine Christmas tree farm has thousands of pine trees for you to choose from — go home with the perfect one. Sip hot cocoa on a wagon ride as you tour the farm and available trees.
Make even more Christmas memories by crafting custom wreaths and choosing special, festive decorations from the rustic and cozy gift store.
1389 Bragdon Rd, Wells, ME 04090
The Bragdon Tree Farm is one of the few Maine Christmas tree farms that sell both balsam fir and lovely Canaan fir trees and handmade wreaths.
Enjoy the experience of cutting down your favorite tree while the farm staff assists you throughout the process. They also provide complimentary netting for tree transport and candy canes for children.
Maine Christmas Tree Hunting Tips
If you want to assure that you get a very fresh Maine tree that will stay healthy in your home through January, you may want to tromp through the forest and cut your own to assure its freshness.
The weekend after Thanksgiving and the first Saturday of December are very popular times to get Christmas trees. You may even happen upon holiday festivals in Maine, such as the Lighting of the Nubble in York and the Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport.
Cutting Your Tree
Be prepared when you go to cut your own tree down. Usually, you should bring your own saw, rope, and strapping to tie it to your car roof securely. You’ll also want gloves to handle the prickly boughs.
Remember that part of the joy is purveying the not-so-perfect pine tree and then transforming it into your own personal thing of beauty with your family ornaments and traditions — just like Charlie Brown.
Be sure to measure your ceiling height before you chop down an 8-foot tree.
As a bonus, you can usually get some extra greens and boughs to use as swags after you’ve trimmed your tree to the right size.
Plan an Overnight Stay
Some Maine lodging properties offer a free tree special with your lodging — a certificate to cut a tree down at a local Christmas tree farm nearby.
FAQs About Maine Christmas Tree Farms
How much does it cost to visit Maine Christmas tree farms?
Maine Christmas tree farms are free to simply visit! Purchase your favorite Christmas tree and other holiday products while you’re there.
What is the difference between Fraser and balsam fir trees?
Both of these trees are quite similar, but there are some differences.
Compared to Fraser firs, balsam firs have softer needles, more closely growing branches that create a full appearance, and a slightly stronger scent.
Compared to balsam firs, Fraser firs have stronger branches for ornament holding, denser needles that are more resilient, and a bit slimmer shape.
Can you cut your own tree down at all Maine Christmas tree farms?
Many Maine Christmas tree farms allow you to cut down a tree, but not all. Additionally, some only allow you to cut a tree during select dates, like at Finestkind Tree Farms on Saturdays and Sundays only.
Check with your favorite Maine Christmas tree farm before visiting so that you know your tree options.
When do Maine Christmas tree farms open for the holiday season?
Many Maine Christmas tree farms open for business each year beginning on Black Friday, with varying hours of operation. It’s best to check each farm’s website to confirm visiting hours before you go.
How can I purchase a Christmas tree and gift items?
Most Maine Christmas tree farms accept various forms of payment, including cash, credit, and debit cards.
Enjoying the Many Maine Christmas Tree Farms
You’re bound to find your perfect Christmas tree every year at one of the numerous Maine Christmas tree farms.
With some of the most beautiful and fragrant varieties of fir trees, any of these Christmas tree farms in Maine can provide not only a lovely tree for your home but also amazing family memories that will last long after the holiday season has ended.