Carter Mountain Orchard, Charlottesville

Pick your own apples, peaches, and nectarines at Carter Mountain Orchard. Enjoy different varieties of fresh seasonal fruits, including pre-picked fruits, delicious baked goods, and ice cream. Enjoy views of Charlottesville, the Piedmont, and the Blue Ridge Mountains while you sip the family-owned orchard's famous apple cider. This site also sells a number of other products, such as butters, jams, and crafts, and even offers wine tours. Plan a Charlottesville trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • In the summer, when the weather is very nice, we make sure to go to Carter Mountain Orchard. After picking the apples or peaches (which are very red and tasty), we rest on either the picnic tables or....  more »
  • The orchard has much to offer such as hay wagon pulls through the area , wine tasting and fine wine available to purchase and of course apples of different types depending on what part of the orchard....  more »
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  • Amazing place. There is sunset series on Thursdays. One can enjoy amazing view from top of the mountain with live music and freshly baked apple cider donuts. Their peach ice-cream is delicious. During fall you can go for apple picking. Parking is free. Enjoy with your family and friends!
  • Beautiful spot to sip on-tap hard cider and enjoy the spectacular view. Unlike a lot of orchards, there’s plenty to see without paying to go pick fruit, though you can do that as well. If you don’t feel like waiting for the tractor ride to get out to the orchard, you can also just buy the fruit from the orchard at their farm stand. My absolute favorite part was the Bold Rock hard cider sampler; worth the drive just for that! Do keep in mind that the drive to get up there is very very steep and curvy; use caution!

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