|Red baskets mean ripe apples at Sky Top Orchard|
|Check Them Out for Outdoor Fun|
A large parking lot can handle lots of traffic at this family fun destination. A huge barn houses an apple merchandise center that sells cider, nick nacks and or course piles and piles of apples. These apples are not marketed for the grocery store, and this small family farm intends for the fresh apples to be consumed and enjoyed in a timely fashion. For those wishing to actually pick their own apples, the orchard will supply baskets and carts and then allow visitors out into the property.
|Twenty-Two great reasons to Visit|
The picking schedule is posted in several places, and out in the orchard, so that only the apples that are ripe shall be picked. The apple season includes August, September and October and continues until the orchard closes on December 15. Warm and wet weather during the first of September had the orchard and the mountains lush and green during my visit, but one can imagine that orchard visits later in the fall will also include viewing the leaves changing colors.
|Just love this vintage sign about the apple biz|
To view past blog entries for Western N.C. destinations click on The Orchard Inn.
To view past blog entries from the Green River Games click on 2014 or 2013.