It’s Apple Orchard Time!
Actually, every day during the summer along the Blue Ridge Parkway is apple-time. At mile 328.2 you will find the historic Orchard at Altapass. Pay attention to the mile markers, because the road appears quickly (Orchard Rd., of course) and you won’t have any advance warning.
Open from early May until late October, the 280 spread features a working orchard, growing 15 types of wonderful apples. In case apples aren’t your thing, enhancements include music, dancing (mountain clogging prevails), hay rides and all sorts of delicious food and treats. It’s a great stop for the entire family, from babies to great-grandpa and grandma. Created to preserve the orchards and save the scenic view from development, the Orchard is operated as a not-for-profit foundation. Admission is free. Check out more details, how to donate, event schedule, and their apple map at http://www.altapassorchard.org.