Apple Picking in Hendersonville, NC

Apple Season Has Arrived!

It’s coming on that time of year again when we begin to don sweaters in the evening, make pies for the fun of it, sip tea to beat the chill, and - for those in and around Hendersonville, NC - pick apples!  A super family friendly, fun, and wholesome activity, apple picking in Hendersonville is a must-do for those visiting the area.  We’ve introduced a handful of farms worth checking out - keep in mind, this list is by no means exhaustive! Hendersonville is home to so many incredible farms and sometimes the best way to learn about them is to ask a local.

Stepps Hillcrest Orchard  

Steppes Hillcrest Orchard has been a community staple for forty five years. This incredible 70 acre farm and orchard in Hendersonville, NC offers pick-your-own grapes, apples, and pumpkins. An excellent outing for the entire family, Steppes also offers a wagon ride through the orchards, a challenging 5-acre corn maze, an opportunity to shoot apples at targets with an apple cannon, and so much more!

Justus Orchard

Justus Orchard has been providing Hendersonville and surrounding communities with delicious produce for 4 generations. They offer an awesome selection of pick your own apples, blackberries, and pumpkins. Plan on spending an entire day on this beautiful property - we suggest you begin with a leisurely stroll through the orchards, followed by a visit to the pond (don’t forget some bread for the ducks!), and topped off with a stop in the Apple House where you’ll find honey, jams, jellies, and seasonal goodies!

Coston Farm

Coston Farm is a 4th generation family owned and operated orchard that prides itself on its family friendly activities and delicious apples. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it among the fragrant apples, or sip a comforting mug of fresh apple cider on the rocking chair porch. We suggest grabbing a slice of fresh apple pie and watching the apple grading process in the Apple House!

Grandad’s Apples and Such

Grandad’s Apples and Such is a 70 acre family farm that offers apples, pumpkins, and sumptuous homemade bakery items.  An excellent family outing, Grandad’s also boasts a 5 acre corn maze, a cow train that tours the Estate, a barnyard corral complete with llamas and goats, and so much more!


Stay Local

Staying in a vacation home is one of the best ways to enjoy a visit to the area.  Combining all the benefits of a comfortable home with none of the stresses that go along with it, renting a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a fantastic option for those traveling to the area. Carolina Mornings has dozens of cabins, each one as unique and beautiful as the last. For the full Hendersonville experience, check out Southern Hospitality - a three bedroom home with a wrap around porch, a fully equipped kitchen, an outdoor entertainment area, and a pet friendly policy! And for even more Hendersonville suggestions, check out the Carolina Mornings Hendersonville Area Guide!

To begin planning your early autumn vacation, contact Carolina Mornings at 877-902-9441. A professional Vacation Planner will help line up your vacation rental accommodations, Biltmore Estate tickets, and outdoor adventures such as ziplining and whitewater rafting (included with every Carolina Mornings Rental!)


By: Dana Carrico


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