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The Orchard At Altapass

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:The Orchard At Altapass
Description:A one hundred year active apple orchard high atop the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 328. You can pick apples, check out the butterflies in the butterfly garden and listen to live music, but the best part is to take a hayride through the orchard and listen to the stories of the Overmountain Victory Men, the Clinchfield Railroad and Charlie McKinney and his 48 children.

Combine a trip to the Orchard with a trip to the NC Minerals Museum just 2 miles down the Parkway. Go in the fall and pick your own apples from 100 year old apple trees. Do not miss taking a hayride with Bill Carson and hearing his stories. There are regularly scheduled hayrides on the weekends and on Wednesdays, but if you have a group, you can book a hayride just for your group.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:1025 Orchard Rd
Address 2:PO Box 245
City:Little Switzerland
State/Province:NC
Zip Code:28749
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Mon, Wed-Sat: 10-6 and Sun: 12-6

CLOSED ON TUESDAYS except in October (when they are open every day of the week from 10-6).
Admission:Free, but hayrides are $5 per person
Telephone:(888) 765-9531
Website:http://www.altapassorchard.com
R E V I E W S
A. Peterson, Co-op Member
This outing was so fun. It is a free visit unless you do the hayride, and there is so much to do and see. On most weekends you will find special music or programs. Our girls were able to peel their own apple with a special machine they had. They also had a bee hive and butterflys that were still in the cacoon and I believe they had a special day set aside that the butterflies were going to be released once they had all came out.

We went during apple season. We paid for our bag and were showed where to head to pick our apples. We were also told to fill our bag and our bellies while we were in the orchard.

The staff also offer a wealth of information: from the history of the area to all the types of apples, they happily share the info with you.

There are no frilles or thrills just good ole country fun. The kids are able to just get out and enjoy the outdoors and learn some in the process.
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