Visit a Maine Christmas Tree Farm in the Kennebec Valley
Region: The Kennebec Valley
Activities: Choosing and cutting a Christmas tree, holiday shopping, family fun
With the winter holidays coming, consider a trip to one of Maine’s Christmas tree farms. Many of these farms are in Maine’s Kennebec Valley region, which follows a historic river corridor north. Once at the farm, you can choose, cut and then drive home with a Maine-grown tree to decorate. A number of farms offer Maine-made holiday wreaths, decorations, gifts, cocoa and holiday snacks.
Below are a few farms in the Kennebec Valley to consider, many of which open in late November. Check with the farms’ websites or Facebook pages for their opening day, hours and for any changes to services made due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ben & Molly's Christmas Tree Farm, South China
Named for the owners’ two Springer Spaniels, Ben and Molly’s offers Balsam Fir trees and Christmas wreaths crafted on-site, as well as a Christmas shop with decorations and snacks. The owners have even written an illustrated children’s book about their dogs’ adventure in creating the farm!
Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 8 am–4:30 pm, beginning Nov. 27.
Moose Hill Farm, Fayette
This family owned farm has Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir Christmas trees as well as handmade wreaths. The farm’s seasonal gift shop has homemade jams, jellies and pickles, holiday decorations, ornaments and home décor.
Check the website for opening day. Hours are weekdays,12–4 pm; weekends, 9 am–4 pm.
Oldfield Farm, Vassalboro
The farm offers both Balsam & Canaan Fir Christmas trees, as well as Maine-made wreaths. The farm’s timber-frame gift shop offers a collection of handmade, traditional wooden toys and stocking stuffers. Check the Facebook page for hours and information on opening day.
To learn more about Christmas tree farms in Maine, and for information on caring for a Maine Christmas tree, visit the Maine Christmas Tree Association.