You better believe that your friends, family and social media followers will start documenting their trek to local orchards to get their fill of fall-inspired photo shoots and Granny Smiths. Want to get a head start on the festivities? Plan a trip to one of these top spots right down the road.
Just a quick 10-minute drive from O’Neal Village, Fisher’s is by far the most convenient. There are very specific dates for apple picking on Fisher’s Orchard and typically fall in October, along with their seasonal Fall Festival. In addition to grabbing your own apples, you can also pick out pumpkins, enjoy a wagon ride and say hello to the Orchard’s farm animals.
Located near Flat Rock, NC, Sky Top Orchard offers extensive panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains – an ideal spot for those looking to get the best fall pics with their families. Complete with play structures for the kiddos, farm animals and their signature apple cider donuts, you’ll leave the Orchard full of memories and delicious sweets.
If it’s an extensive selection of apple bounty that you’re after, then Grandad’s Apples N’ Such in Hendersonville, SC is the place you want to go. They grow more than 20 different varieties of apples every season and even have a bakery on-site that sells pies, donuts, caramel apples and cider. To really get into the spirit of the season, you can even pick from their pumpkin patch, get lost in their corn maze and feed their barnyard animals.