NC Mountain Apple Orchards
NC Mountain Apple Orchards are the best in the east! Farms offer everything from hayrides to the trees so you can pick your own apples, to warm apple pie. Here is our list of Apple orchards located in the NC High Country of Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Wilkesboro, West Jefferson along the Blue Ridge Parkway of North Carolina.
The Orchard at Altapass
Blue Ridge Parkway MP 328.3
The not-for-profit Orchard is open May-October, 10 to 5. During August-October, it’s open for heirloom apple picking on the hours from 10 to 4, Wednesday-Sunday. Just purchase a bag at the Apple Shed, and enjoy the guided experience in the field. Don’t want to pick? Fresh bagged apples are also available for purchase in the Shed.
While waiting to U-Pick with the expert, learn about the Orchard’s mission—visit the Monarch Butterfly and honeybee habitats to learn about the eco-system, watch the working model train to find out how the Clinchfield Railroad originated the Orchard, read about the region’s history, or take a stroll through the Butterfly Garden now under renovation.
MUSIC AND FUN
The orchard offers free, live music Saturday and Sunday afternoons from June-October under the pavilion roof. Listen to the old-time music and dance a bit, or play a game on the back deck, take a picture “in an apple,” or a walk through the fields.
Enjoy a bowl of apple pie or apple blossom with ice cream or several other delicious apple treats including fresh pared apples dripping in hot caramel.
Perry Lowe Orchard
Moravian Falls, NC
With over 100 acres of Orchard in the beautiful foothills of North Carolina there is plenty of room to grow 26 different varieties of apples! The farm offers hay rides to the u-pick areas. When you return to the barn, try an apple cider slushie or donuts, purchase dried apples, jams, etc. and try out the apple cannon! For more details, click HERE
Mollie Chomper Hard Cidery
Yes, we know that this isn't an apple orchard, but we thought it was worth mentioning! Mollie Chomper only uses apples from small local orchards to produce there hard cider. You can stop in for a glass most days (and the drive to Lansing is spectacular in the fall). To learn more, click HERE