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10 farms to cut down your own Christmas tree near Toronto

Christmas tree farms near Toronto are all about the adventure of cutting down your own tree. While you could just buy one at any of the city's numerous lots, there's something nourishing about the experience of getting out into the wild to choose your own. Not only do you get to see where they come from, but you might even have to trudge through the snow to get to your tree of choice. How very festive!

Here are 10 farms to cut down your own Christmas tree near Toronto.

Pinedale Farms

Pinedale Farms is located near Hamilton and is about an hour's drive from Toronto. They have a variety of trees to choose from including Scotch Pines, Colorado Spruce and Balsam Firs. Free twine is available to tie up your tree as well as tree bagging services for $2. Prices on trees range based on height and type of tree.

Laura's Christmas Trees

Pesticide free trees are available at this farm, located north of Orangeville, about an hour and a half from Toronto. Laura's Christmas Trees has a selection of trees like White or Scotch Pines as well as Blue, White and Norway Spruce. There are walking trails throughout the farm and Laura offers free hot chocolate, candy canes and dog treats on the weekends.

Clembrook Tree Farm

Cut down your own trees at this tree farm, with types of trees ranging from Spruces to Pines to Firs. Clembrook Tree Farm is less than an hour from Toronto, near Milton. They have free parking and will put you in the holiday mood by playing Christmas music. Bring your own saw or borrow one from the farm for cutting down trees that start at $37.

Drysdale's Farm

Drysdale's has a 400-acre plot for you to wander through to pick your perfect spruce or fir. With that kind of space, you'll have to hop on their tractor ride or horse-drawn wagons to get around. They're located about an hour and a half north of Toronto and you can cut down your own tree here every day of the week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chickadee Christmas Trees

Harvest your own trees at Chickadee Christmas Trees that are up to eight feet tall, so in that case, you better yell "Timber!" Scotch Pine, White Spruce, Balsam Fir and White Pines are all $45 plus tax and saws are provided as well. This one is just over an hour from Toronto, near Cambridge.

Elliott Tree Farm

The $40 flat rate for cut-your-own trees at Elliott Tree Farm makes it easy to just choose a good tree and not worry about different prices. They have White Spruce, Blue Spruce and White Pines available as well as free twine to make sure your tree is secured to your car. It's about an hour and a half drive to Elliott's which is just south of Orangeville.

MacPherson Christmas Tree Farm

Cut your own trees at Macpherson Christmas Tree Farm, which are all $50, cash only. About a 45-minute drive from Toronto, this farm has a variety of tree types available including Red Pine, Canaan Fir and Scotch Pine. They are open Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offer free hot chocolate and wagon rides.

Prestonvale Tree Farms

Spruce, Pine and Fir trees range between $38 and $55 at Prestonvale Tree Farms. Saws are provided for cutting down trees on this 60-acre tree farm located near Oshawa, about an hour and a half drive from Toronto. They only accept cash and offer free shaking and baling as well.

Albion Orchards

Albion Orchards has thousands of trees ready to be taken home this holiday season. They're located about an hour's drive from Toronto, near Caledon. You can grab a hot apple cider after harvesting your tree or take home an apple pie from their shop.

Benjamin Tree Farm

Benjamin Tree Farm is just over an hour and a half drive from Toronto. They are located in Waterloo and have 60 acres of trees to choose from including White Spruce and Balsam Fir. Prices on their trees range from $36.99 to $69.99 for trees over 9 feet tall.

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