• Apple pickin' in the Carolinas

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    We can smell the apple pie baking in the oven and taste the apple cider doughnuts already!

    It’s apple picking season in the Carolinas and we’ve found a few places where you can pick your own. We’ve also included a link to each farm’s website, so be sure to check harvest availability and operating hours before planning your trip.

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    North Carolina:

    Creasman Farms 
    280 Bent Arrow Lane, Hendersonville, N.C., 28792
    Open Sundays only from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., beginning Sept. 8  
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    Grandad’s Apples N’ Such
    2951 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, N.C., 28792
    Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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    Apples are pre-picked; apple turnovers, apple bread, caramel apples, hot cider doughnuts, apple pies, apple cider slushies available for purchase.   

    Justus Orchard
    187 Garren Road, Hendersonville, N.C., 28792
    Open daily 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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    Pick-your-own and pre-picked; apple cider doughnuts, fried apple pies, apple cobblers, apple cider slushies available for purchase.

    SkyTop Orchard
    Using GPS? Use this address and follow the signs: 3403 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, N.C., 28731
    Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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    Pick-your-own and pre-picked; apple cider doughnuts, apple cider and more items available for purchase.

    The Orchard at Altapass 
    1025 Orchard Road, Spruce Pine, N.C., 28777
    Open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
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    Pick-your-own; also offers walking trails, educational tours, music and other events. Onsite restaurant serves burgers and sandwiches.   

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    South Carolina:

    Bryson's Apple Orchard
    1011 Chattooga Ridge Road, Mountain Rest, S.C., 29664
    Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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    Pick-your-own and pre-picked; apple cider, jams and jellies available for purchase.   

    Chattooga Belle Farms
    454 Damascus Church Road, Long Creek, S.C., 29658
    Open daily from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.
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    Pick-your-own and pre-picked; also features farm tours, disc golf and other produce. 

    Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill
    1860 Black Highway, York, S.C., 29745
    Opens Aug. 17 
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    Pick-your-own and pre-picked; apple cider, hard cider, apple cider slushies, apple cider doughnuts, fried apple pies available for purchase.  

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