An apple a day? A day spent outdoors picking apples in the fresh mountain air surely can't hurt either. Hendersonville apple farmers produce 65% of North Carolina's crop and many of the orchards are open to the public, offering tours and baskets to fill with your own bounty. JH Stepp Farm's Hillcrest Orchard, Grandad's Apples, and Lyda Farms are all within a few miles of each other. In addition to tasty apples, the orchards often offer other local treats like baked goods and crafts. This guide of Hendersonville apple farms (PDF download) will help your family navigate the way to a day of fall fun.
Finish off your yummy day with a stay at Pumpkin Patch, one of Carolina Mornings several vacation homes in the Hendersonville area. Pumpkin Patch is a peaceful cabin with a wide front porch and a hot tub, perfect spots to spend time soaking up the beautiful fall colors of the changing season. So bite into your autumn vacation with apple picking and a reservation for relaxation!