Directions

Traveling from Westminster, take Rt. 140 west. Turn left onto Rt. 31 south, travel to 2nd light. Turn right onto Uniontown Road, and continue 10 miles to Uniontown. At the west end of Uniontown, the name of the road changes to Middleburg Road. Continue 2 miles to farm sign and lane on right. Proceed 1/2 mile on lane to log cabin and Christmas shop.

Traveling from Frederick, take Rt. 15 north. Take Exit 17 to Rt. 26 east. Drive 2 miles and continue straight onto Rt. 194 north. Travel 13 miles to Keymar, then turn right onto Middleburg Road. Continue 5 miles to farm sign and lane on left. Proceed 1/2 mile on lane to log cabin and Christmas shop.

Farm Entrance- A look at the snow-covered parking lot at Otterdale View Farm.

4364 Middleburg Road,

Union Bridge, MD 21791

Farm Sign- This is what you'll see as you turn into the lane from Middleburg Road.

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Parking Lot- Loading trees onto vehicles.
Dragging trees from the field on the red tarps.

Resources

For a demonstration of how to tie your tree onto your vehicle, take a look at the following video:

Tips for caring for your tree and keeping it fresh:

  • When transporting your tree, you can protect it from the wind by wrapping the trunk in cloth or plastic. The wind could otherwise dry out your tree and it's needles.

  • When you get home with your tree, cut about a quarter inch off the bottom of the trunk so it can drink water, and put it in some warm water. Then put the tree in an area protected from the sun and wind.

  • When you are ready to put your tree in the stand, cut another quarter inch off of the bottom of the trunk and place it in a stand that can hold at least one gallon.

  • To keep your tree fireproof, make sure that the stand always has plenty of clean water.

Praying Mantis Egg Case:

For more information about the praying mantis that may be attached to your tree, read this article from the Ohio State University Extension.

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A customer ties a tree to his car at Otterdale View Farm.