Your ultimate guide for apple picking near Greenville, SC

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Chances are you fall in one of two categories: You’re soaking up the last moments of summer sun or you’re eager for all things pumpkin spice. If you’re the latter, we have some exciting news for you.

Apple picking season is here. If you’re thinking it feels a bit early, you’re right. Farmers say the heat and sun are helping apples to ripen faster this year. So, though the air isn’t crisp quite yet, the apple crop is

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 favoriteapple cider doughnuts.

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Sky Top Orchard, 1193 Pinnacle Mountain Rd., Zirconia, NC 

~35 miles from Greenville
This fan-favorite spot is open for the season with Early Macs + Gingergolds 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 opens its apple picking Sat., Aug. 6, and when fall is in full swing, will also have pumpkins available in its pumpkin patch.

Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard, 170 Stepp Orchard Dr., Hendersonville, NC

~45 miles from Greenville
Opening mid-August, this dog-friendly orchard features fun farm activities + a farm market.

Grandad’s Apples, 2951 Chimney Rock Rd., Hendersonville, NC

~45 miles from Greenville
Pick your own or mix-and-match pre-picked apple varieties + enjoy fun fall weekend festivities like a corn maze.

Chattooga Belle Farm, 454 Damascus Church Rd., Long Creek, SC

~60 miles from Greenville
Apples will be available for u-pick later in August — keep an eye on Chattoga Belle’s social media for updates — but you can swing by now for peaches, grapes + apples they picked for you.

Windy Hill, 1860 Black Hwy, York, SC

~75 miles from Greenville
Opening for the fall season on Thurs., Aug. 18, pick your own apples or grab some fresh apple cider for the kids + a hard cider flight for the parents.

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They pick

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.

Bryson’s Apple Orchard, 1011 Chattooga Ridge Rd., Mountain Rest, SC

~70 miles from Greenville
This Upstate orchard announced on Facebook it won’t have U-pick available this year, but you can still grab apples at its fruit stand.

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.