Carter Mountain Orchard
Carter Mountain Orchard and Country Store, Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA, USA
9AM - 6PM
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Carter Mountain Orchard is known for prime seasonal fun that leads to great photos as well as treasured memories!
What’s more wholesome than piling the family in the car and heading to the countryside to pick fruit? The ever-popular Carter Mountain Orchard overlooks the scenic Shenandoah Valley, which is essentially a gold mine for turning foliage. The orchards abundant countryside lends itself to hours of orchard time. There are so many different kids of fruits to pick, but the most popular are apples. Of the eight varieties they offer, three are available to pick starting in September. If you want to visit the farm to pick apples, you must register to reserve your spot: Register Here!
In addition to fruit picking seasons, Carter’s Mountain hosts wagon rides and apple activities as well as delicious gourmet apple cider and apple donuts. The picking is plentiful and the scenery is spectacular. The Country Store is open from 10am–5pm and the Bold Rock Hard Cider Cellar is open Wednesdays–Sunday, 11am–5pm.
Tips: Be sure to plan ahead if you plan to do the picking yourself. Fruit production and picking dates are fickle since rain, frost, and sunshine make a difference in the growing seasons as well as the yield. Arrive in late afternoon, just in time to enjoy the sunset over the Blue Ridge.