Photo creds and a round of a-paws go to our pals Maggie Lea and Roux (of Instagram and Cover Dog fame), who generously helped with this story.
Pining for outdoor winter fun with your dog? How ’bout a romp through a dog-friendly Christmas tree farm! We rounded up heavenly scented picks for you and pupper to explore to your hearts’ (and paws’) content.
And as every good dog knows, use a standard, non-retractable leash, make sure your pup pees elsewhere first (as not to yellow the fine greenery), and BYO peanut butter!
B&J Evergreen, Clear Lake (map)
Weekends, Dec. 1-9: 9am-5pm
Dec. 15-16: 10am-4pm
Chub Lake Tree Farm, Carlton (map)
Countryside Christmas Tree Farm, Lake Elmo (map)
Daily through Dec. 24: 9am-9pm (Cut-your-own fields close at dusk)
Covered Bridge Farm, Forest Lake (map)
Want something a little outside the box? Check out Covered Bridge Farm’s blue, purple (Skol!), and white-frosted custom-colored trees.
Hansen Tree Farm, Ramsey (map)
Fridays-Sundays, Nov. 30 – Dec. 16: 9am-5pm
Happy Land Tree Farms, Sandstone (map)
Daily, 9am-5pm (Fun fact: Happy Land Tree Farm’s trees were named Champion and Reserve Champion at the Minnesota State Fair this year!)
Hinkemeyer Christmas Tree Farm, Rice (map)
Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, Nov. 26 – Dec. 14: 11am-7pm
Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 1-22: 9am-5pm
Jan’s Christmas Trees, Clear Lake (map)
Krueger’s Christmas Tree Farm (pictured throughout this post), Lake Elmo (map)
Monday – Thursday, 12-8pm
Friday – Sunday, 9am-8pm
Cut-your-own fields close at 4:30pm each evening.
Leverty’s Traditional Trees, Houlton, WI (map)
Monday – Thursday, 11am-5pm
Friday – Sunday, 9am-5pm
Pinstead Tree Farm, Isanti (map)
Weekdays through Dec. 7: 11am-7pm
Weekdays through Dec. 21: , 11am-dark
Weekends through Dec. 9: 9am-6pm
Weekends, Dec. 15-23: 9am-dark
Rum River Tree Farm & Nursery, Oak Grove (map)
Cut-your-own open daily, 9am-4:30pm
Pre-cut lot open daily, 9am-7pm
Closes for the season at 4pm on Dec. 22.
St. Croix Valley Trees, Somerset, WI (map)
Monday – Friday, 11am-4pm
Saturday – Sunday, 9am-4pm
Open until December 16, with limited availability by request until December 20.
Wolcyn Tree Farms, Cambridge (map)
Did we miss one? Got any other cool ideas for dog-friendly winter fun? Let us know in the comments!
And don’t forget to share those pics with #SidewalkDog so we can share in your howliday fun.
Related: Pet Pics with Santa Paws and 10 MN Dogs Who are so Ready for the Howlidays (and One Cat Who Isn’t)
Next up: Share all of your pup’s adventures with #SidewalkDog for the chance to be featured. Then head to our Dog-Friendly Twin Cities online community for super local, pooch-centric chat with the some of the best people we know – dog people.
And since you clearly love being out and about with your doggo, you NEED our Dog-Friendly Passes! These puppies score ya FREE beer or wine on local patios and inside taprooms. Get your paws on ‘em today. (They make grrr-eat gifts, too!)