Chances are you fall in one of two categories: You’re soaking up the last moments of the summer sun or you’re eager for all things pumpkin spice. If you’re the latter, we have some exciting news for you. The apple orchards are starting to open and picking season has commenced.
We’ve rounded up 10+ apple orchards within driving distance of Greenville (with options for you to pick or just pick-up) so you can get your fix of apples, apple cider, and — everyone’s favorite — apple cider doughnuts.
Pro tip: Bookmark this map so you have a bushel of apple picking options at your fingertips.
Sky Top Orchard, 1193 Pinnacle Mountain Rd., Zirconia, NC | ~35 miles from Greenville
This fan-favorite spot is open for the season with Ginger Golds + Early Honeycrisp ready for you to pick.
Jeter Mountain Farm, 1126 Jeter Mountain Rd., Hendersonville, NC | ~45 miles from Greenville
Apple picking is expected to begin soon, but you can always check Jeter Mountain’s website to see what fruit is available for picking each weekend.
Justus Orchard, 187 Garren Rd., Hendersonville, NC | ~45 miles from Greenville
This fourth-generation orchard and farm teased on its Facebook that pick your own “should start early August,” and when fall is in full swing, it will also have pumpkins available in its pumpkin patch.
Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard, 170 Stepp Orchard Dr., Hendersonville, NC | ~45 miles from Greenville
Opening Friday, Aug. 18, this dog-friendly orchard features fun farm activities + a farm market.
Bryson’s Apple Orchard, 1011 Chattooga Ridge Rd., Mountain Rest, SC | ~70 miles from Greenville
After not offering U-Pick in 2022, Bryson’s website says U-pick season will begin Tuesday, Aug. 15, but you can grab apples at its fruit stand until then.
Windy Hill, 1860 Black Hwy, York, SC | ~75 miles from Greenville
Opening for the fall season on Thurs., Aug. 17, pick your own apples or grab some fresh apple cider for the kids + a hard cider flight for the parents.
Grandad’s Apples, 2951 Chimney Rock Rd., Hendersonville, NC | ~45 miles from Greenville
Mix-and-match pre-picked apple varieties + enjoy fun fall weekend festivities like a corn maze when this orchard reopens on Friday, Aug. 11.
Chattooga Belle Farm, 454 Damascus Church Rd., Long Creek, SC | ~60 miles from Greenville
After a “harsh winter and a late freeze,” this spot won’t offer U-pick this year, but you can still swing by for fall fun and plenty of apples stocked from other local farms.
MacGregor Orchard, 2400 SC Hwy. 11, Travelers Rest, SC | ~20 miles from Greenville
Pick up some fresh apples + try the orchard products like apple butter, apple cider, and apple sauce.
Twisted Apple Farm, 4039 Chimney Rock Rd., Hendersonville, NC | ~45 miles from Greenville
Organic apples, baked goods + craft brewed apple ale are on the menu, and an opening date will be announced soon.
Pro tip: If you’re like us — and one trip for apple cider doughnuts just isn’t enough — check out Kidding Around Greenville’s apple cider doughnut tour.