If You Only Visit One North Carolina Orchard This Year Make It This One

Apple season in the mountains is full of fun and surprises for the entire family. From lively events to hand-picked apples, and fresh treats like apple butter and cider, apple orchards are a great way to enjoy the outdoors while make lasting memories. And if you only visit one apple orchard in the Tar Heel State all year, make it The Orchard at Altapass.

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Events are planned each Wednesday through Sunday. To check out the list of events for the week, visit their Facebook page. (Each week they post a list of events for the coming week.) When was the last time you stopped at the iconic Orchard at Altapass?

The Orchard at Altapass is located at 1025 Orchard Rd., Spruce Pine, NC 28777. It is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and closed on Monday and Tuesday. Learn more on the official website for The Orchard at Altapass.

For another nearby attraction, head to this three-story bookstore in nearby Little Switzerland.