Maine Christmas tree harvesting season is upon us! And there is nothing like the joy of finding and cutting your own tree right here in the Pine State, the home of Christmas trees. Near our Bed And Breakfast in Poland, Maine you can find three great farms where you can select and cut the perfect tree to fill your home with the aroma and spirit of the season. Read on to learn more about our favorite Christmas tree farms in Maine.
About Maine Christmas Trees
First, a note about different kinds of trees you may encounter on your trip:
- Fraser Fir: A regal, richly fragrant native tree, it has bicolor needles — deep green on top, silvery white below. It’s generally slender profile suits small rooms. Stiff branches hold ornaments well. The combination of form, needle retention, dark blue-green color and pleasant scent have made this tree very popular.
- Balsam Fir: A fragrant balsam scent, and known as the traditional Christmas Tree. It has excellent form and that great pine tree smell.
- Balsam/Fraser Hybrid: This tree combines the qualities of both the Balsam Fir and Fraser Fir, producing a beautifully shaped tree, excellent needle retention and the fragrance of the Balsam Fir.
- Canaan Fir: Very similar to a Balsam/Fraser hybrid.
Balsam Ridge Christmas Tree Farm
You can find your perfect Maine Christmas tree in nearby Raymond Maine. The folks at Balsam Ridge have three tree options – Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir and Balsam/Fraser mix. Explore their many “choose and cut” fields to find the perfect tree. Trees are up to 9 feet tall, but come early for the taller trees as they can go fast. They provide saws, tree wraps and carts.
In addition to trees, you’ll find a fantastic gift shop! Pick up some homemade Maine maple syrup, maple butter, maple cream, candies and maple covered nuts. The gift shop also has a variety of handmade wreaths for purchase.
Weather permitting, they’ll have the fire pit going. On weekends, hot chocolate and candy canes are on hand. Perhaps you’ll even get a surprise visit from Santa.
15 minutes from Wolf Cove Inn.
140 Egypt Road
Raymond, ME 04071
Longmeadow Christmas Tree Farm
Located in nearby Hebron Maine, home of Hebron Academy, this family fun farm offers “choose and cut” Christmas trees. You will find Balsam Fir at this farm. They also have a variety of wreaths available. They come well recommended from the locals.
Longmeadow Christmas Tree Farm is open on weekends starting Thanksgiving Weekend. They even have an ATV to help you along. Important note: they only accept cash so make sure you are prepared.
15 minutes from Wolf Cove Inn.
121 Station Rd
Hebron, Maine 04238
Staples Christmas Tree Farm
Staples Christmas Tree Farm offers a wide variety of Fraser, Balsam and Canaan Fir trees. A “choose and cut” farm, they provide equipment and free tractor rides to bring your tree to your car.
They also have plenty of decorative wreaths, kissing balls and boughs on hand. Join them for some hot chocolate while selecting your decor. You might even see Santa!
25 minutes from Wolf Cove Inn.
18 Christmas Tree Way
Windham, Maine 04062
If you don’t care to cut your own tree, but would like to support a farm dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities, then Whiting Farm in Auburn is the place to go. They have cut trees and extensive greenhouses for poinsettias and other fauna, flora and wreaths to decorate for the holiday season.
Find Your Tree, Stay At Wolf Cove Inn
Yes, you’ll find your Christmas Tree near us, but that’s not all! The Wolf Cove Inn is a five star rated Maine B&B. We offer beautiful rooms and suites, luxurious bedding and warm hospitality. Our Maine breakfast features local comfort food and is responsible for many return guests. The Carrabassett Coffee Company Joe is available all day long.
Furthermore, you can knock off some Christmas list items at some of the local antique and gifts shops. Just five minutes from Wolf Cove Inn you’ll find The Willows, the largest antique and flea markets in Maine. If you can’t find it there, forget about it! There are plenty of other local craft and antique vendors near us as well.