Cutting down your own Christmas tree is a cherished tradition that’s meant for the whole family. This holiday season, don’t leave any member of your pack behind when hunting for the perfect tree to bring home. If you’re wondering which Christmas tree farms near Boston allow dogs, this guide is here to help “cut down” on your stress. I’ve rounded up my favorite New England tree farms that I’ve visited with my family and faithful rein-dog. So you can go ahead and “unleash” the holiday spirit at these dog friendly Christmas tree farms near Boston.
Sleighbell Tree Farm in Sutton, MA
Sleighbell Tree Farm has been a beloved part of New England families’ holiday traditions for over 27 years. Located just over an hour from Boston, this family-owned farm is the ideal setting to share in the holiday spirit and create cherished memories with your loved ones. Leashed dogs are invited to join their families in the search for the perfect tree amidst acres of beautifully manicured evergreen trees. In addition to a fire pit and gift barn, there are also plenty of picturesque spots for a family photo: the antique sleigh, cartoon cutouts, giant holiday wreath, or festively decorated arch. They are open the day after Thanksgiving and weekends while supplies last.
Mistletoe Christmas Tree Farm in Stow, MA
For families seeking the quintessential New England experience, look no further than Mistletoe Christmas Tree Farm. Located just under an hour west of Boston, this dog friendly Christmas tree farm provides a fun and festive experience for the whole family. Enjoy free hot cocoa and candy canes, warm up by the fire pit, snap a selfie with Santa, and sing along to classic Christmas carols as you search for the perfect tree to bring home. Check their website for the most up to date hours, as they often open the weekend before Thanksgiving and sell out quickly.
Mistletoe Acres Tree Farm in East Bridgewater, MA
Mistletoe Acres, another one of my favorite dog friendly Christmas tree farms, is located only 30 minutes south of Boston. This family-run farm offers a wide selection of cut-your-own or pre-cut Christmas trees, handcrafted wreathes, and holiday centerpieces. Its welcoming dog policy makes it the perfect place for a festive day out with the whole family. Complimentary hot cocoa and cider, live music, and visits with Santa add to the magic of this winter wonderland. They are open before Thanksgiving for pre-cut trees only; cut your own trees start Black Friday until they sell out.
Doe Orchards in Harvard, MA
There’s no chance of Fido barking up the wrong tree at Doe Orchards in Harvard. Every tree is a winner! Located just under an hour’s drive northwest from Boston, this small, family farm doesn’t have a lot of extra amenities. But it more than makes up for it with an enchanting selection of Christmas trees, idyllic setting, and absence of crowds. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners in search of the perfect tree. Visiting hours for cut your own Christmas trees start the day after Thanksgiving while supplies last.
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Tips for Visiting Dog Friendly Christmas Tree Farms
- I try to keep this article as up to date as possible, but it’s always a good idea to double check the specific dog policies of each farm before heading out.
- Be respectful and always bring your own disposal bags to remove pet waste from the fields and walkways. Try not to let your dog mark on the trees (remember, they’re headed to someone’s living room!)
- Especially on opening weekend, expect dog friendly Christmas tree farms to be crowded with people, kids, other dogs, or even farm animals. If your dog is anxious or reactive around any of these things, it’s best to leave him at home.
- Out of respect to other visitors, keep your dog tightly leashed at all times. Don’t let him approach other dogs or people without asking permission first.
- Bring a designated dog handler. Cutting and hauling a tree while keeping your dog under control is a two person job.
- Don’t forget to grab a holiday card photo with your whole family! Have your dog looking camera-ready with a festive flannel dog bandana.
- Pack along any essentials for your dog: a dog water bottle to stay hydrated, dog treats to help keep calm and focused on you, and maybe even a dog sweater to stay warm.
Do you know of dog friendly Christmas tree farms near Boston not on this list? Share them in the comments below!
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