2022 Guide to Dog-Friendly Minnesota Christmas Tree Farms

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, keep your BFF leashed and make sure pup pees elsewhere first (so as not to yellow the fine greenery).

Dog-Friendly Minnesota Christmas Tree Farms

AMP Christmas Tree Farm, Cambridge (map).

Start a new family tradition this year at AMP Christmas Tree Farm—Fido included. Take your pick from a variety of U-cut trees up to 13 feet! Just be sure pup brings cash or check.

B&J Evergreen, Clear Lake (map)

Free shaking and baling of trees at B&J Evergreen, with locations in Clear Lake and Princeton. Be on the lookout for a funny lookin’ dog (ahem.. camel). Check their schedule for special weekend events where you’ll find Santa Paws, hayrides, face painting, and a petting zoo.

Countryside Christmas Tree Farm, Lake Elmo (map)

Get a pre-cut or cut-your-own tree at Countryside Christmas Tree Farm. Call ahead as U-cut trees are limited this year. Fields close at dusk, but pup’s all about that golden hour anyway—it’s best for his ‘Gram. Cash, check, or venmo accepted.

Hansen Tree Farm, Ramsey (map)

If floof’s into extras, you’ll want to sniff out Hansen Tree Farm. Each tree purchase includes festive drinks, a Christmas sausage, music, hayrides, bonfires, and extra greens to get your doghouse in the holiday spirit.

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Let me sniff out the perfect one, ma. Promise I won’t pee.

Happy Land Tree Farms, Sandstone (map)

Known for their MN State Fair award-winning trees, Happy Land Tree Farms has acres of wide open space to roam in search of your pawfect tree. They’ve got every size from the smallest table-top size (doggo’s personal tree) to the largest trees for lucky pups with vaulted ceilings.

Hinkemeyer Christmas Tree Farm, Rice (map)

Go for the whole farm experience at Hinkemeyer Tree Farm. Enjoy festive music, s’mores by the fire, and hot drinks that warm the soul. Check out their calendar for hours and special dates with horse-drawn wagon rides.

Jan’s Christmas Trees, Clear Lake (map)

Dogs are allowed outside at Jan’s Christmas Trees farm, just keep pup out of the gift shop where you’ll find loads of festive holiday decor. Don’t worry, if it’s a bit nippy, you can warm up at their bonfire with roasted s’mores, brats, and hot dogs. Pup, yeah!

Krueger’s Christmas Tree Farm, Lake Elmo (map)

Advanced reservations are required at Krueger’s Christmas Tree Farm for both pre-cut and cut-your-own trees, so be sure to put your paws on a time slot before you venture out. We know Fifi likes to feel exclusive, and this less-busy experience allows for better parking, shorter lines, and faster checkout. 

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But do you recall the most beautiful reindeer of all?

Leverty’s Traditional Trees, Houlton, WI (map)

In addition to providing adorable photo ops, Leverty’s is a full-service farm. You’ll get more than just a saw to use—they also offer tree-shaking, center-drilling, tree-wrapping, and vehicle-loading assistance. What more could a pup need?

Pinestead Tree Farm, Isanti (map)

Just north of the Twin Cities, Pinestead Tree Farm offers games, animals, a campfire, snack stand, and even Santa on special days (be sure to check their events calendar ahead of time). From their website: “Don’t be surprised if we want to take a photo of your pup. We love the way people dress their dogs up for Christmas cheer/cold weather!” Now these are our people.

Rum River Tree Farm & Nursery, Oak Grove (map)

Rum River Tree Farm & Nursery offers 280 acres of cut-your-own Christmas trees along the beautiful Rum River. If you can’t make it to the farm, check out their metro tree lots. Santa will be dropping by with hayrides and food trucks the first two weekends after Thanksgiving.

St. Croix Valley Trees, Somerset, WI (map)

Take in the sights, tastes, sounds, and most importantly for puppers—the smells of Christmas at St. Croix Valley Trees. Go early in the season to avoid crowds (they open Nov. 19), but if you end up waiting just know they’re holding one field to open Dec. 11 to ensure there are good trees for those who drag their paws.

Wolcyn Tree Farms, Cambridge (map)

Did somebody say T-R-E-A-T-S? Wolcyn Tree Farms is servin’ up free hot apple cider, coffee, and cookies to go along with your tree cutting experience. So maybe the treats aren’t exactly dog-focused, but the farm loves pups, just bring snacks for Fido so he doesn’t get jealous!

Did we miss any Minnesota Christmas tree farms that welcome pups? Woof at us in the comments! And don’t forget to tag @SidewalkDog in pics so we can share in your howliday fun.

Featured photos: Photo cred and a round of a-paws to Maggie Lea and Roux who generously helped with this story.

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2 thoughts on “2022 Guide to Dog-Friendly Minnesota Christmas Tree Farms

  1. Bonny Andersen

    AMP Christmas tree farms is also dog-friendly! And trees are a bargain at $40 at this no frills/rustic location (4350 313th Ave NW, Cambridge, MN 55008)

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