apple picking on Carter Mountain

Salutations! Last weekend we took the family on a day trip to pick fresh Fuji apples on Carter Mountain in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our teenage son has been hoping to go apple picking for the past couple of fall seasons and we kept putting it off because it’s a little over a two hour drive. We’re more of a one hour day trip kind of family, but we powered through. Grin.Cottage Fix blog - Carter Mountain

It was well worth the long trek! The drive was beautiful with the changing leaves and blue skies. We arrived at Carter Mountain to a rustic red barn, simple and charming. There is a deck off the back lined with picnic tables that overlooks the orchards. The view was an expansive landscape of apple orchards and blue skies and we enjoyed the crisp mountain air. We munched on warm apple donuts first thing and then headed up the hill to the Fuji orchards. It was such a fun day! There were young families, couples, people with their dogs, girl scout troops, and families of several generations. It’s a great destination for everyone to enjoy. There is a bus to carry people up the mountain if you don’t want to hike.Cottage Fix blog - apple picking on Carter Mountain

The apples we picked are crisp and sweet, and my son has already whipped up a pie. On the way out we purchased more donuts to take home and hot cider for the ride. They’re taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving pies now.
Cottage Fix blog - Fuji apples fresh picked on Carter Mountainxoxo Sally

4 thoughts on “apple picking on Carter Mountain

  1. Victoria

    Your teenage son bakes pies? Oh my, he may be headed for a culinary future! My BIL was always interested in cooking and baking, he’s now a chef in NYC.

    What a beautiful place that is! We don’t get all those lovely fall colors here in FL so I have to settle for pics!

  2. kelly

    That looks like a great farm to go apple picking in! We never made it to any around here because of the crazy weather we’ve had this Fall. I usually love this time of year, but the rain has really ruined it so far. Fuji apples are some of my favorites!

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