Apple pickin' in the Carolinas

Apple pickin' in the Carolinas

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:

Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill
2075 Pleasant Hill Ave., Morganton, N.C., 28655
Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Pick-your-own and pre-picked; also offers educational and group tours and onsite cider mill and country store.

Blueberry Thrill Farm 
6938 Eaglesfield Road, Gibsonville, N.C., 27249 
Open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon
Pick-your-own and pre-picked
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Pick-your-own and pre-picked.

Carrigan Farms
1261 Oak Ridge Farm Highway, Mooresville, N.C., 28115
Open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   
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Creasman Farms 
280 Bent Arrow Lane, Hendersonville, N.C., 28792
Open Sunday only from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  
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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 from 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.

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
Open 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday 
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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.