Can anything beat the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree during the holidays? Sure, it would be easier to pick one up at the grocery store or even buy a fake tree to reuse again and again — but nothing gets your family in the holiday spirit like visiting a local tree farm to get the real deal!
Christmas tree farmers have years of experience and their staff can help you pick out the perfect tree. We’ve rounded up the 12 best Christmas tree farms near Akron and Canton to help you plan your holiday outing and make this Christmas one you won’t forget.
1236 Hudson Road, Kent
Photo courtesy of Flower Tree Farm
Since 1980, a visit to the Flower Tree Farm in Kent has been a Christmas tradition for many families. They offer both pre-cut trees and cut-your-own sales so you can decide how you want to pick out your holiday centerpiece! They start selling trees the day after Thanksgiving through December 23.
3001 North River Road, Stow
Rauh Christmas Tree Farm offers several different types of trees — everything from spruce to pine — so you can find your perfect tree. They have a huge variety to choose from and charge the same price regardless of size!
896 Terex Road, Hudson
If you’re looking for a tree over 25 feet tall — Shawnee Trail has you covered! They offer trees of all different sizes and in over seven different varieties. They also provide refreshments while you shop and observe their many farm animals, such as cows, chickens, sheep and an adorable donkey named Twix!
3301 Hamilton Road, Medina
Photo courtesy of Medina Christmas Tree Farm
This adorable farm is completely family (and dog) friendly! Enjoy some hot chocolate by the fire, grab lunch at their refreshment stand, visit their friendly farm animals, and pick out one of their handmade wreaths to take home! They’ve just opened a new lot of trees down the road so there are plenty of trees to choose from!
982 Stump Road, Minerva
Rustic decor lovers will adore this eclectic shop and tree farm combination. Kaye and Bill Hinton purchased a family member’s farm 16 years ago and the rest is history! Kaye loves to craft and sells her creative works in the shop, such as primitive dolls, furniture and more, while Bill sells crops from the farm year round — including during the holidays! They have a huge selection of trees to choose from. While you’re there don’t forget to check in with farm cats named Louis and Mr. Hope!
12666 German Church Street, Alliance
Doc Miller’s prides themselves on being as eco-friendly as possible! They don’t use pesticides, fungicides or colorants, and guarantee that your tree will never be sprayed with any kind of chemicals. Choose a fantastic tree and feel good about it this holiday season!
6050 Riverview Road, Peninsula
Photo courtesy of Heritage Farms
Open for 170 years now — Heritage Farms has plenty of experience in providing family-farm fun in Peninsula, Ohio! Visit them this holiday season to pick out your tree, and then make sure to stop by Michelle’s Greenery Shop for roping, wreaths and swags! Warm up by the sandstone fireplace with some hot chocolate and cookies from their Coffee Corner.
2136 Greenwich Road, Wadsworth
Ricciardi’s Tree Farm is not only a great place to get your Christmas tree this year — it’s also a beautiful event venue for weddings, holiday parties and even family photos! Make sure to check out this picturesque location this season!
4250 Bagdad Road, Medina
This family-owned and -operated Christmas tree farm offers cut-your-own trees of all shapes and sizes at reasonable prices! They promise to make it a memorable holiday experience for you and your family, and you’ll want to come back again year after year.
12853 Bair Road, Orrville
For a unique Christmas experience this year, visit Skylar Brook Farms. This farm offers an original combination of Christmas trees and alpacas! When you visit, make sure to check out their alpaca store where they sell luxury products such as gloves and hats made from alpaca fleece — perfect as stocking stuffers!
11762 Coal Bank Road, Doylestown
Pick up your Christmas tree AND the ornaments at Galehouse Tree Farm! Not only do they offer several different types of trees, but they also have a barn full of Christmas decor! The Tree House opens in April every year for those who just can’t wait for Christmas and offer crafting classes all year round. They also share Christmas decor ideas on their website!
6767 Edison Street, Hartville
Moore’s Tree Farm is a family-owned, 100-acre farm that specializes in growing Christmas trees, daylilies and hostas. The farm has been passed on through the generations since 1945. They offer gorgeous trees and fun for the whole family. Plus, there’s free hot chocolate!
Have a tree-mendous holiday!
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