5 of the Best Hendersonville, NC Apple Orchards

Whether it’s a fun family outing or a casual date, apple picking is an inexpensive activity that everyone can enjoy. This is especially true in Hendersonville, North Carolina, where you’ll find farms and orchards all over the place! Pick apples for your baking needs, try fresh cider, or indulge in yummy apple cider donuts. Whatever you choose, we promise a trip to these Hendersonville, NC apple orchards will leave you with lasting memories! Here are some of our favorites.

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Top 5 Hendersonville, NC Apple Orchards

1. Mountain Fresh Orchards

Mountain Fresh Orchards is a 12-acre orchard that grows 16 different kinds of fresh, NC apples. You can pick everything from Fuji, Gala, and Granny Smith to Red and Golden Delicious! (If you have a particular type in mind, check the orchard’s ripening schedule online). Mountain Fresh also has a roadside vegetable stand with products like pies, fritters, ice cream, and more. Be sure to check it out during your apple picking excursion.

2. Justus Orchard

Did you know that the Justus family has been growing delicious apples for more than four generations? Justus Orchard is a great place to bring the kids for apple picking, Cow Train rides, farm animals visits, and more. There’s even an apple house filled with pre-picked apples and a bakery with tons of homemade goodies. Yum!

3. Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard

With 70 acres of land and 22 different kinds of apples, Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard has so much to explore. Feel free to navigate the challenging corn maze, ride a wagon through the orchard, or walk the educational nature trail. Apples, grapes, and pumpkins are all available for your picking pleasure.

4. Grandad’s Apples N’ Such

Grandad’s Apples N’ Such is one of the most popular orchards in Western North Carolina. Set on an 80-acre farm, this facility offers a bakery, a country store, and, of course, lots of apples! Some of our favorite varieties include:

  • Arkansas Black
  • Swiss Gourmet
  • Ginger Gold
  • Sun Crisp
  • Red Rome
  • Matsu

5. Sky Top Orchard

Located just a few minutes from Hendersonville in Flat Rock, NC, Sky Top Orchard is worth the drive. This orchard boasts panoramic mountain views and has hundreds of fragrant fruit trees. Stop by for a bushel of apples, a wagon load of pumpkins, or a cooler full of apple cider and you’ll take home some wonderful memories.

Book Your Stay at the Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant

Now that you know about the best Hendersonville, NC apple orchards, it’s time to start planning your trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains! Our region offers countless outdoor activities year-round, and you can enjoy them all when you stay at The Esmeralda. Less than an hour from Hendersonville, our Chimney Rock bed and breakfast boasts spacious accommodations, stunning views, and top-notch amenities like an onsite restaurant. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind! So what are you waiting for? Check our availability and book your stay today!

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