Charlotte’s Finest Five | Apple Picking

Updated: Sep 9

The cooler temperatures are finally starting to blow through the Queen City. Cooler weather brings thoughts of pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather, Autumn leaves and of course apple picking! Over the years, we have had the opportunity to explore a few different venues, these are some of our favs!


Please note: many of the orchards require a reservation to make sure everyone is following safety protocols. Check the websites or social medias of the orchards for specifics.


NO. 1 | WINDY HILL ORCHARD

Why it is Concierge Approved | Apple cider doughnuts, hard cider, games, apple cider slushies, hayrides and live music

Location | York, SC

Distance from Charlotte | 35 minutes

Pick Your Own Information | windyhillorchard.com | Reservations Needed







NO. 2 | SKY TOP ORCHARD

Why it is Concierge Approved | Country store, apple cider, jams & jellies, fresh made doughnuts, a bamboo forest, kid's play areas, barn animal petting area and honey farm

Location | Flat Rock, NC

Distance from Charlotte | 2 hours

Pick Your Own Information | skytoporchard.com





NO. 3 | GRANDAD'S APPLES N' SUCH

Why it is Concierge Approved | Country store, bakery, apple cider ice cream, barn animal petting area and corn maze

Location | Hendersonville, NC

Distance from Charlotte | 2 hours

Pick Your Own Information | grandadsapples.com






NO. 4 | CARRIGAN FARMS

Why it is Concierge Approved | Hayrides, barn animal petting zoo and fruit stand Location | Mooresville, NC

Distance from Charlotte | 35 minutes

Pick Your Own Information | carriganfarms.com






NO. 5 | APPLE HILL ORCHARD

Why it is Concierge Approved | Country store, bakery, jams & jellies, wagon tours and orchard tours

Location | Morganton, NC

Distance from Charlotte | 1 hour, 35 minutes

Pick Your Own Information | applehillorchard.com



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