Apple pickin' in the Carolinas

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 included a link to each farm’s website so you can check harvest availability and operating hours before planning your trip. We’ve also tried to note if reservations are required.

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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.

Pick-your-own and pre-picked; also offers educational and group tours and onsite cider mill and country store. Curbside pickup is available.

Creasman Farms

280 Bent Arrow Lane, Hendersonville, N.C., 28792

Open Sunday only from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Grandad’s Apples N' Such

2951 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, N.C., 28792

Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Apples are pre-picked; apple turnovers, apple bread, caramel apples, hot cider doughnuts, apple pies, apple cider slushies available for purchase. Call ahead to check on pick-your-own availability.

Justus Orchard

187 Garren Road, Hendersonville, N.C., 28792

Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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. website Facebook

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.

Pick-your-own; also offers walking trails and educational tours. Onsite general store.

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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.

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 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Reservations are required for pick-your-own. Pre-picked, apple cider, hard cider, apple cider slushies, apple cider doughnuts, fried apple pies available for purchase.